Executive Vice President Finance and nominee for Chief Financial Officer and member of the Management Board
Natalie Knight started as Executive Vice President Finance and Member of the Executive Committee of Ahold Delhaize on March 1, 2020. The Supervisory Board has nominated her to be appointed Chief Financial Officer and a member of the Management Board at the Annual General Meeting (AGM) of Shareholders on April 8, 2020.
Prior to joining Ahold Delhaize, Nathalie was Chief Financial Officer and Member of Executive Management Group at Arla Foods since January 2016. In addition to being responsible for the financial and legal teams, Natalie also has global responsibility for IT.
Before that, she spent 17 years at adidas AG in Germany and the U.S., where she led Investor Relations and subsequently combined this role with responsibility for M&A. In 2008, Natalie became CFO of adidas North America, after which she took on the global role as Senior Vice President of Brand and Commercial Finance. Her final role at adidas was SVP Group Functions, where she was responsible for a large international team, providing strategic and financial support to adidas' Global Operations, Indirect Procurement and other global functions.
Prior to her time with adidas, Natalie held Investor Relations roles in BASF and Bankgesellschaft Berlin and was also the Director for Business Information at the US Embassy in Germany.
Natalie originally comes from Seattle and graduated with a bachelor's degree in Economics and German from the University of Arizona. She moved to Germany in 1992 and completed her Masters programme in Economics while working at the U.S. Embassy in Berlin.