Mats Jansson has served as Chairman of Ahold Delhaize’s Supervisory Board since July 24, 2016, and is a member of its Governance and Nomination Committee. Prior to the merger between Ahold and Delhaize, he served as Chairman of Delhaize’s Board of Directors starting in 2012.

Mats was CEO of the Scandinavian airline SAS from 2006 to 2010. Prior to that he served as president and CEO of Axel Johnson AB, CEO of Axfood, CEO of Karl Fazer Oy and CEO of Catena / Bilia. Mats began his career with ICA, holding positions of increasing responsibility over a period of more than 20 years and serving as president of ICA Detaljhandel and deputy CEO and chairman of the group from 1990 to 1994.

Currently, Mats is a member of the JPMorgan European Advisory Council, advisor to Prime Public Communications i Sverige AB and advisor to Advent Capital Management LLC.


Born: December 17, 1951

Nationality: Swedish