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Chief Legal Officer; Member Executive Committee 

Linn Evans became a member of Ahold Delhaize’s Executive Committee on April 15, 2024. With more than 30 years of legal experience, Evans has an extensive background in grocery retail and private practice.  

Linn joined the Ahold Delhaize family of companies in 1998, starting as a senior attorney at Food Lion. Linn held several leadership roles at Food Lion, Delhaize America and Delhaize Group. He played a significant role in the growth and development of Delhaize Group, through the acquisition of Hannaford, the share exchange with Delhaize America, and the listing of Delhaize Group on the New York Stock Exchange. He also acted as Secretary to the Delhaize Group Board of Directors and its committees, and assisted the company in the development of its compliance and policy framework.  

In 2016, Linn played a key role in the merger of parent companies Delhaize Group and Royal Ahold, specifically managing the U.S. regulatory approval process for the merger and developing the governance of the merged company.  Linn was appointed Chief Legal Officer of Ahold Delhaize USA in 2017 and has played a critical role in the design and implementation of the U.S. brand-centric operating model.  In addition to his legal duties, Linn has been responsible for sustainability, risk management, food safety, compliance, and government affairs. Prior to joining the company, Linn was in private practice with various law firms.  

Nationality: American