Chief Legal Officer
Member Executive Committee

Jan Ernst de Groot has served as Chief Legal Officer since July 24, 2016. Prior to the merger of Ahold and Delhaize, he was appointed Chief Legal Officer and member of Ahold’s Executive Committee effective February 1, 2015. He is responsible for Ahold Delhaize’s legal affairs, governance and compliance functions and product integrity.

Before joining Ahold, Jan Ernst was general counsel and managing director at TNT Express. Prior to that, he worked for KLM Royal Dutch Airlines in a wide range of business and corporate roles, most recently as managing director and a member of the board of management. Jan Ernst started his career at law firm De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek.

Jan Ernst is chairman of the supervisory council of Hivos, a supervisory board member of ADG Dienstengroep and a board member of the Hermitage Museum Amsterdam.

Age: 54

Nationality: Dutch