Jan Hommen Ahold Delhaize

Jan Hommen

Ahold Delhaize has announced that Jan Hommen will retire as chairman and member of its supervisory board on 31 December this year.

The supervisory board has appointed Peter Agnefjäll as the new chairman, effective 1 January 2021, and Agnefjäll will now serve as vice-chairman to ensure a smooth transition.

“Although it is hard to leave Ahold Delhaize, the timely preparation and clarity on transition is particularly important in view of the macro-economic uncertainty in the coming years,' said Hommen. 'Peter has been an outstanding member of the board since he joined. He has extensive retail experience, leadership and knowledge of omnichannel and e-commerce, and is well positioned to lead the board in supporting the company to deliver its Leading Together strategy.”

Agnefjäll added: “I am honoured and excited to be appointed by the supervisory board as its new chairman. I look forward to working with Jan in preparation for the transition by the end of the year.”