President and Chief Executive Officer
Chairman Management Board and Executive Committee
Frans Muller started as President and Chief Executive Officer of Ahold Delhaize on July 1, 2018. Prior to that he was Deputy Chief Executive Officer and Chief Integration Officer since 2016, and Acting Chief Operating Officer for Delhaize America, which operates the Food Lion and Hannaford brands, from October 2016 until January 2018. Before the merger between Ahold and Delhaize, Frans served for three years as President and CEO of Delhaize Group from 2013 to 2016.
Prior to joining Delhaize Group, Frans was with the German retailer Metro AG for more than15 years. He was CEO of Metro Cash & Carry from 2008 and a member of the management board of Metro AG, to which he was appointed in 2006. He first joined Metro AG in 1997 as operations director, and then served as managing director of its Dutch subsidiary, Makro. In 2002, Frans served as a board member of Metro Cash & Carry International and was appointed regional director for Eastern Europe and Russia. From 2004 to 2005, he served as president for Asia Pacific and Russia/Ukraine. In 2005, he was appointed CEO of Metro Group Buying.
Frans started his career at KLM Cargo in 1988 where he served in various management and executive positions in Amsterdam, Frankfurt, Vienna and Singapore.
Frans is president of the European Retail Round Table and serves on the board of directors of the Food Marketing Institute Inc. and Vlerick Business School. He is a board member of the Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) and co-sponsor of the CGF Health and Wellness pillar.
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
Current Board of Directors Consumer Goods Forum (CGF), co-sponsor CGF Health and Wellness Pillar
Current President European Retail Round Table
Current Board of Directors Food Marketing Institute Inc.
Current Board of Directors Vlerick Business School