President and Chief Executive Officer, Ahold Delhaize
Dick Boer has been Chief Executive Officer of Ahold Delhaize since 2016. Prior to the merger between Ahold and Delhaize Group, Dick was Chief Executive Officer of Ahold for six years. He had previously served as CEO of Albert Heijn from 2000 until 2010 and as Chief Operating Officer of Ahold Europe from 2006 until 2010.
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 Aholdís 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 (CGF) and Co-Sponsor of the CGF Health and Wellness pillar. Dick is Vice Chairman of the executive board of the Confederation of Netherlands Industry and Employers (VNO-NCW). He additionally is a member of the advisory board of fashion retailer G-Star RAW. He also has three roles at the World Economic Forum 2017: Governor of the Consumer Industries Community, Steward of the Future of Health and Healthcare System, and Co-Chair of the Human Centric Health Steering Committee.