The Netherlands, Zaandam, 4 February 2022 - Vassilis Stavrou, Brand President of Alfa Beta, has decided to leave Ahold Delhaize. Vassilis Stavrou started his career at the company 28 years ago, as warehouse manager. He took on roles in Quality Assurance and Food Safety afterwards, before transitioning to Human Resources. From there he transitioned to roles within Delhaize Group where he held responsibility as SVP Human Resources, Organizational Development & Sustainability for Delhaize Europe and ultimately Business Development for CSE & Indonesia. He was then appointed Brand President for Mega Image in Romania. After which he was appointed to Brand President at Alfa Beta in Greece in 2018.
Wouter Kolk, CEO Ahold Delhaize Europe & Indonesia: “I would like to take this opportunity to thank Vassilis, who made many contributions during his varied and longstanding career at our company. He is well known and respected for his passion for people and building great teams. His in-depth retail experience and care for others is unique and will be remembered by many.”
The search for a successor has started. In the interim, Jesper Lauridsen, Brand President of Albert and Brand Leader for the Central and Southern Europe (CSE) region, will take on the responsibility as Brand President Alfa Beta. This in addition to his current responsibilities. Jesper will work closely with the local leadership team and lead the continuation of the development of Alfa Beta in the Greek market.
This communication includes forward-looking statements. All statements other than statements of historical facts may be forward-looking statements. Words and expressions such as to leave, would, will, next phase or other similar words or expressions are typically used to identify forward-looking statements.
Forward-looking statements are subject to risks, uncertainties and other factors that are difficult to predict and that may cause actual results of Koninklijke Ahold Delhaize N.V. (the “Company”) to differ materially from future results expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Such factors include, but are not limited to, the risk factors set forth in the Company’s public filings and other disclosures. Forward-looking statements reflect the current views of the Company’s management and assumptions based on information currently available to the Company’s management. Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date they are made and the Company does not assume any obligation to update such statements, except as required by law.