Zaandam, the Netherlands, July 5, 2023 – Ahold Delhaize announces that shareholders approved the appointment of Jolanda Poots-Bijl as member of the Management Board during today’s Extraordinary General Meeting of Shareholders (EGM) in Zaandam. As per 1 October 2023, she will assume the role of Chief Financial Officer (CFO).
Jolanda will join Ahold Delhaize mid-August as Executive Vice President Finance and member of the Executive Committee and start as CFO on 1 October after an induction period. She joins from offshore construction company Van Oord, where she has held the position of CFO since 2016. During the EGM, Jolanda Poots-Bijl said: “I will dedicate my 20 years of CFO experience in various industries, my passion, time and high level of energy to the company and its strategy, with a keen eye on people, sustainability and innovation.”
Frans Muller, CEO of Ahold Delhaize said: “We are looking forward to Jolanda starting. Her extensive experience as a finance leader and passion for digital transformation and sustainability will be of important value to our company.”
Jolanda Poots-Bijl will succeed Natalie Knight, who has been CFO and member of the Management Board since April 2020. Natalie will move back to the United States together with her family after more than 25 years in Europe.
“On behalf of all Ahold Delhaize associates and our Management Board, I want to thank Natalie for her contribution and positive impact on our company. We wish Natalie all the best for her future endeavors,” said Frans Muller.
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