Deputy Chief Executive Officer and Chief Integration Officer
Member Management Board and Executive Committee

Frans Muller has served as Deputy Chief Executive Officer and Chief Integration Officer of Ahold Delhaize since July 24, 2016. In addition, Delhaize America, including the Food Lion and Hannaford brands, has reported to him on an interim basis since October 2016. Prior to the merger between Ahold and Delhaize, Frans served as President and CEO of Delhaize Group from 2013. Before joining Delhaize Group, Frans had worked for German retailer Metro AG for more than 15 years. From 2006 until 2013, he was a member of the Metro AG Management Board; he served as CEO of Metro Cash & Carry from 2008 until 2013.

He first joined Metro AG in 1997 as operations director; he then became managing director of its Dutch subsidiary, Makro. In 2002, Frans became a member of the board of Metro Cash & Carry International and was appointed regional director for Eastern Europe and Russia. He served as president for Asia Pacific and Russia / Ukraine from 2004 until he was appointed CEO of Metro Group Buying in 2005. From 1988 to 1997, Frans worked for KLM Cargo, serving in various management and executive positions in Amsterdam, Frankfurt, Vienna and Singapore.

Frans is the president of the European Retail Round Table (ERRT) and serves on the board of directors of the Food Marketing Institute Inc.


Born: March 30, 1961

Nationality: Dutch