Wouter Kolk steps down as CEO of Ahold Delhaize Europe and Indonesia

Wouter Kolk steps down as CEO of Ahold Delhaize Europe and Indonesia

28-03-2024 Wouter Kolk, CEO Ahold Delhaize Europe & Indonesia, has decided to step down from the Executive Committee by the end of the year. A successor has not yet been announced.

Wouter joined Ahold Delhaize in 1991 as management trainee at Ahold. Over the next 16 years he served in several international commercial and general management roles, including Commercial Director Asia-Pacific based in Singapore, Regional Director Albert Heijn, General Manager Gall & Gall and General Manager Etos. He joined the Ahold Delhaize Executive Committee in October 2018 as CEO of Ahold Delhaize Europe & Indonesia.

Upon the announcement, Wouter stated: “After careful consideration I have decided to leave Ahold Delhaize. I have always loved this company, its people and the business, and have spent the majority of my career at Ahold Delhaize and its brands, but I am at a point in my career where I feel I can also bring my leadership, passion and experience to life at a different company. Having recently been nominated to join the Supervisory Board of AkzoNobel, I am looking forward to further broadening my horizon in the executive and non-executive space.”

Frans Muller, CEO of Ahold Delhaize said: “We will miss Wouter as our colleague in the Executive Committee. His enthusiasm for and detailed knowledge of the business have been of outstanding value to our company.’’