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President and Chief Executive Officer; Chair and member of the Management Board and Executive Committee; interim Chief Human Resources Officer

Frans Muller started as President and Chief Executive Officer of Ahold Delhaize on July 1, 2018. Before that, he served as Deputy Chief Executive Officer and Chief Integration Officer since 2016. He was also Acting Chief Operating Officer for Delhaize America from October 2016 until January 2018. Prior to Ahold Delhaize, Frans served for three years as President and CEO of Delhaize Group.

Before joining Delhaize Group, Frans worked for German retailer Metro AG for more than 15 years, serving in various leadership positions, including managing director of Makro, member of the board of Metro Cash & Carry International, president for Asia Pacific and Russia / Ukraine, and CEO of Metro group buying.

From 2006 until 2013, he was a member of the Metro AG management board and served as CEO of Metro Cash & Carry from 2008 until 2013. From 1988 to 1997, Frans held various management and executive positions at KLM Cargo in Amsterdam, Frankfurt, Vienna and Singapore.

Frans currently serves as chairman of the board of the Vlerick Business School. He is a member of the board of directors and the governance committee of the Consumer Goods Forum (CGF).

Nationality: Dutch


July 2018 – now        President and CEO Ahold Delhaize

2016 - June 2018      Deputy CEO & Chief Integration Officer

2013 - 2016                President & CEO Delhaize Group 

2006 - 2013              Member Management Board Metro Group AG and CEO Metro Cash & Carry

2005 - 2006            CEO Metro Group Buying & General Manager Metro AG

2002 - 2005            Member Executive Board of Directors Metro Cash  & Carry International

1998 - 2002               Management positions Makro Cash & Carry

1988 - 1997                  Management and executive positions KLM Cargo


Board Memberships

Current            Board of Directors Consumer Goods Forum (CGF),                                          co-sponsor CGF Health and Wellness Pillar

Current            President European Retail Round Table

Current            Chairman of the Board Vlerick Business School