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. He has been appointed Chief Executive Officer of Ahold Delhaize as from July 1, 2018. He was responsible for Delhaize America, including Food Lion and Hannaford, on an interim basis from October 2016 until January 2018. 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 over 15 years. From 2006 until 2013, he was a member of the Metro AG Management Board, serving as CEO of Metro Cash & Carry from 2008 until 2013.

Earlier, he served in various positions at Metro AG including managing director of Makro, member of the board of Metro Cash & Carry International, regional director for Eastern Europe and Russia, president for Asia Pacific and Russia / Ukraine and CEO of Metro Group Buying. From 1988 to 1997, Frans held various management and executive positions at KLM Cargo 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.

Age: 57

Nationality: Dutch


2016 - now       Deputy CEO & Chief Integration Officer and Member Management Board Ahold Delhaize
2013 - 2016      President & CEO Delhaize Group  
2006 - 2013    Member Management Board Metro Group 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

Board Memberships

Current            President European Retail Round Table 
Current            Board of Directors Food Marketing Institute Inc.
Current            Board of Directors Vlerick Business School