Zaandam, The Netherlands - On December 2, Ahold announced the appointment of Jan-Derek Groenendaal as the new General Manager of Etos. He will succeed Jan Willem Koch, who left on October 1 to pursue a career outside Ahold.
Jan-Derek has earned his stripes in the drugstore and perfumery markets, as he has been working for A.S. Watson for the past 18 years, spending the last few of which as COO of ICI PARIS XL and Pour Vous. Together with the management team, he will fortify Etos' foundation and substantiate its ambitions for growth. Jan-Derek is 43 and comes from a retail family.