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.

Dick Boer, President & Chief Executive Officer Ahold Delhaize

Born: 31 August 1957
Nationality: Dutch

Dick Boer has served as Chief Executive Officer of Ahold Delhaize since 2016. Prior to the merger between Ahold and Delhaize, Dick was Chief Executive Officer of Ahold since 2011. He had previously served as CEO of Albert Heijn from 2000 to 2010 and as Chief Operating Officer of Ahold Europe from 2006 until 2010.

He 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 businesses and in May 2007 shareholders appointed him to the Management Board. Prior to joining Ahold, Dick spent more than 17 years in various retail positions for SHV Holdings N.V. in the Netherlands and abroad and for Unigro N.V.

Dick is a board member of The Consumer Goods Forum (former Co-Chair for the Retailr College) and the European Retail Round Table, and a trustee of the World Economic Forum's Global Challenge Initiative on the Future of Health. He is vice chairman of the executive board of The Confederation of Netherlands Industry and Employers (VNO-NCW). He is also a member of the advisory board of fashion retailer G-Star RAW.

 

Board Co-Chair:
Retailer College 

Ian COOK

 

Board Co-Chair:
Manufacturing College

Olaf KOCH

 

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