Jan Ernst has been Chief Legal Officer of Ahold Delhaize since 2016. Before the merger between Ahold and Delhaize, Jan Ernst was Chief Legal Officer of Ahold from 2015. 

Before joining Ahold, Jan Ernst was general counsel and managing director at TNT Express. 

Jan Ernst started his career at law firm De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek. He later worked for KLM Royal Dutch Airlines in a wide range of business and legal roles, most recently as managing director and a member of the board of management. 

He is chairman of the supervisory council of Hivos, an international organization that looks for new solutions to intractable global problems. He is also board member of the Hermitage Museum in Amsterdam and a supervisory board member of ADG Dienstengroep.


Born: 11 April 1963

Nationality: Dutch