Zaandam, the Netherlands – Ahold today announced that Tom de Swaan, a Dutch national, will resign from the company’s Supervisory Board as of September 30, 2013.
Mr. de Swaan decided to resign from his position at Ahold as a result of his appointment as Chairman of Zurich Insurance Group on September 11, 2013.
René Dahan, Chairman of Ahold’s Supervisory Board, said: “Tom has been a great member of our Supervisory Board, and the company has benefitted from his insights and expertise during his long career in the financial industry. We fully understand his decision and wish him all the very best in his new duties.”
Following his appointment to the Supervisory Board of Ahold in 2007, Tom de Swaan served as Chairman of the Audit Committee. The company today also announced that Supervisory Board member Stephanie Shern will succeed Mr. de Swaan in his role as Chairman of the Audit Committee.