Natalie Knight, who has served as CFO for Ahold Delhaize since 2020, has notified the business that she would be leaving Ahold Delhaize in order to explore another career opportunity in the United States of America. Today, Ahold Delhaize makes this announcement. A notice period of up to six months is required. The search for a new leader or manager has begun.
“Although her time at Ahold Delhaize has been short, I respect Natalie’s decision to move her family back to the United States after more than 25 years in Europe,” Frans Muller, President and Chief Executive Officer of Ahold Delhaize, said. During the time that Natalie has worked for our company, she has been able to make a positive contribution by fostering a greater degree of alignment throughout the Finance function, providing fuel for our Save for our Customers programme, and elevating our financial reporting and communication to an even higher level. Her enthusiasm for promoting diversity and ecological responsibility has helped our company make strides forward in these areas. I am looking forward to maintaining our productive partnership throughout the upcoming months as we move forward with the Leading Together Strategy.
Natalie continued by saying, “It has been an honour to serve this great firm and its workers during a time when the COVID-19 pandemic showed us the significance of grocery retail in the communities that we serve. I am pleased that despite everything, we have been able to not only produce strong financial results but also ensure the financial stability of the company, advance the profitability of e-commerce, and increase our investments that are focused on the future, such as sustainability. I am proud of all of these accomplishments. I am looking forward to continuing to collaborate with Frans and the rest of the team in order to facilitate a smooth transition and to assist in the identification of my successor.
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