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

Johnny is the former CEO of Belgian Post (from 2002 to 2014) and the former 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 moved to Interbrew N.V. where he started 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 and a member of the board of directors of USG People, Ghelamco Invest and H. Essers.


Born: 8 May 1952

Nationality: Belgian