Our Board of Directors

We are the only association in the consumer goods industry that is truly global, while embracing both retailers and manufacturers. We are also run by a unique Board, consisting of the global CEOs of 50 of our members. Take a look through the list of CEOs, and their respective companies, who are helping to drive positive change globally.


Chief Executive Officer of Royal Ahold, and Co-Chair of The Consumer Goods Forum

Dick Boer (August 31, 1957) is a Dutch national.

On September 29, 2010, the Supervisory Board appointed Dick Boer Chief Executive Officer of Ahold, effective March 1, 2011. Prior to that date, Dick served as Chief Operating Officer Ahold Europe, to which he was appointed on November 6, 2006.

Dick joined Ahold in 1998 as CEO of Ahold Czech Republic and was appointed President and CEO of Albert Heijn in 2000. In 2003, he became President and CEO of Ahold’s Dutch operating companies. Ahold’s shareholders appointed him to the Corporate Executive Board on May 3, 2007.

Prior to joining Ahold, Dick spent more than 17 years in various retail positions for SHV Holdings in the Netherlands and abroad, and for Unigro N.V.

Dick is president of the European Retail Round Table, Co-Chair of The Consumer Goods Forum, and a member of the executive board of The Confederation of Netherlands Industry and Employers (VNO-NCW). He is also member of the advisory board of G-star.


Board Co-Chair:
Retailer College 

Gareth Ackerman


Board Co-Chair:
Manufacturing College

Denise Morrison


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