Amsterdam, The Netherlands – Ahold today announced the appointment of Ben Wishart to the new role of Group Chief Information Officer. Ben will start on June 17, reporting to Jeff Carr, CFO, and will be based at Ahold’s Corporate Center in the Netherlands.
CFO Jeff Carr stated: “Technology is an increasingly critical element in ensuring the success of our Reshaping Retail strategy. I am pleased that Ben joins us to lead the next stage of Ahold’s journey as we are responding to a changing retail world, leveraging our scale and coordinating technology. Ben has significant retail experience and brings a strong combination of strategic leadership, business transformation, team-building capabilities and technology leadership skills to this new role.”
A British national, Ben joins Ahold from UK Food retailer Morrisons plc, where he was CIO. Ben also served as CIO at Whitbread plc, the UK’s leading hospitality business and, prior to that, he worked at Tesco plc in various senior IM roles.