Chief Legal 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 Ahold Delhaize’s legal affairs, governance and compliance functions, safety, and product integrity.
Before joining Ahold, Jan Ernst was general counsel and managing director at TNT Express. Prior to that, he worked for KLM Royal Dutch Airlines in a wide range of business and corporate roles, most recently as managing director and a member of the board of management. Jan Ernst started his career at law firm De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek.
Jan Ernst is a member of the executive board of VNO-NCW Dutch Confederation of Netherlands Industry & Employers, of the supervisory board of ADG Dienstengroep, and he is chairman of ARK Rewilding Netherlands.