Delhaize Group Appoints Frans Muller As Chief Executive Officer


Wednesday, 4 Sep 2013 02:00am EDT 

Delhaize Group announced that it has appointed Frans Muller as Chief Executive Officer, effective November 8, 2013. Mr. Muller will succeed Pierre-Olivier Beckers, who will remain available to advise the new CEO until year-end and continue to serve on the Board of Directors in a non-executive capacity thereafter. In order to ensure a seamless transition, Mr. Muller will join the company on October 14, 2013, prior to assuming the role of CEO. Delhaize Group also announced that Roland Smith is resigning from his role as CEO of Delhaize America but will be available as a senior advisor to the CEO until the end of the year. Following Mr. Smith's departure, the company's U.S. operations will report to the Delhaize Group CEO.