BRUSSELS, BELGIUM, March 5, 2015 - Delhaize Group is pleased to announce the appointment of Philippe Dechamps as General Counsel and Corporate Secretary for the Group effective today.
“I am pleased to promote Philippe to this important position in our Group” said Frans Muller, Delhaize Group CEO. “Philippe brings multinational experience, a solid understanding of our business as well as sound legal judgment to help us achieve our objectives while continuing to promote a culture of integrity across the Group. I look forward to working with Philippe in his new role.”
Philippe Dechamps joined Delhaize Group in 2008 and most recently held the role of Senior Vice President, General Counsel Europe & Asia. Prior to Delhaize Group, he started his legal career at Linklaters, and then led legal functions and directed legal strategy in various divisions of Solvay Group, Guidant Corporation and Abbott Laboratories.
Mr. Dechamps holds a Master of Laws degree from Harvard Law School. He has also earned a Masters degree in European and International Laws from Vrije Universiteit Brussel Law School and a Law degree from Université Catholique de Louvain Law school.
Delhaize Group is a Belgian international food retailer present in seven countries on three continents. At the end of 2014, Delhaize Group’s sales network consisted of 3 402 stores. In 2014, Delhaize Group recorded €21.4 billion ($29.4 billion) in revenues and €89 million ($118 million) net profit (Group share). At the end of 2014, Delhaize Group employed approximately 150 000 people. Delhaize Group’s stock is listed on NYSE Euronext Brussels (DELB) and the New York Stock Exchange (DEG).