Johnny Thijs has served on Ahold Delhaize’s Supervisory Board since July 24, 2016, and is a member of the Remuneration Committee. Prior to the merger between Ahold and Delhaize, he served on Delhaize’s Board of Directors starting in 2014.

Johnny was the former CEO of Belgian Post from 2002 to 2014 and served as CEO of TerBeke from 2000 to 2002.

Johnny started his career in 1974 at Vanderelst N.V. (Rothmans group) as product and marketing manager for Belgium. In 1981, he was appointed to the role of marketing and sales manager at Masterfoods N.V. (Mars Inc.) for Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany and France. In 1986, Johnny moved to Côte d’Or-Jacobs Suchard. Five years later he joined Interbrew N.V. as executive vice president before becoming CEO for Europe, Asia Pacific and Africa from 1995 to 1999.

Johnny is chairman of the board of directors of Spadel SA, Betafence and Recticel, member of the board of directors of H. Essers and advisor to CVC Belgium and Lazard Frères Benelux.


Born: May 8, 1952

Nationality: Belgian