Chief Legal Officer & Chief Sustainability Officer; Member Executive Committee
Jan Ernst de Groot has served as Chief Legal Officer and member of Ahold Delhaize’s Executive Committee since July 24, 2016. Prior to that, he was Chief Legal Officer and member of Ahold’s Executive Committee since February 1, 2015. Jan Ernst is responsible for the extended areas of legal & compliance and health & sustainability.
Before joining Ahold, Jan Ernst worked at executive and board level for TNT Express and KLM Royal Dutch Airlines in a wide range of business and corporate roles.
Jan Ernst started his career at law firm De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek.
Jan Ernst is a member of the executive board of VNO NCW Confederation of Netherlands Industry & Employers, of the supervisory board of ADG Dienstengroep, and is chairman of the supervisory councils of ARK Rewilding Netherlands.