Chairman of the Audit and Finance Committee
René Hooft Graafland has served on Ahold Delhaize’s Supervisory Board since July 24, 2016, and is Chair of the Audit and Finance Committee, a member of the Risk Committee and of the Sustainability and Innovation Committee. Prior to this, he was appointed to the Ahold Supervisory Board on April 16, 2014, with effect from January 1, 2015.
René previously held the position of CFO and member of the executive board of Heineken N.V. until April 2015. Before being appointed as a member of Heineken’s executive board in 2002, he held various international management positions with the company in Europe, Asia and Africa.
René is vice-chairman of the supervisory board and chairman of the audit committee of Wolters Kluwer N.V. (retirement on April 23, 2020), a member of the supervisory board and audit committee of Koninklijke FrieslandCampina N.V. and member of the supervisory board of Lucas Bols N.V. He is chairman of the boards of the Royal Theatre Carré Fund, the Stichting African Parks Foundation and Nationaal Fonds 4 en 5 Mei. René is also a member of the Monitoring Commissie Corporate Governance Code.