Frans Muller has served as Deputy Chief Executive Officer and Chief Integration Officer of Ahold Delhaize since July 2016. Since October 2016, Mr. Muller has also served as Acting Chief Operations Officer (ad interim) of Delhaize America, which includes both the Food Lion and Hannaford brands. Prior to the merger between Ahold and Delhaize, he served as President and CEO of Delhaize Group from 2013.

Prior to joining Delhaize Group, Frans had been with the German retailer Metro AG for more than 15 years. From 2006 until 2013 he was a member of the Metro AG Management Board and in 2008 he was appointed as CEO of Metro Cash & Carry, where he served until 2013. He first joined Metro AG in 1997 as operations director, and then 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, Frans was appointed CEO of Metro Group Buying.

Frans joined KLM Cargo in 1988 where he served 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 at the Food Marketing Institute Inc.


Born: 30 March 1961

Nationality: Dutch