Chief Executive Officer, Ahold
Dick Boer (August 31, 1957) is a Dutch national. He was appointed Chief Executive Officer, Ahold on March 1, 2011. Mr. Boer 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 the Netherlands, responsible for
the banners Albert Heijn, Etos and Gall&Gall. On May 10, 2007, Ahold's shareholders appointed him to the Corporate Executive Board of Royal Ahold NV as Chief Operating Officer Ahold Europe.
Prior to joining Ahold, Mr. Boer spent more than 17 years in various retail positions for SHV Holdings
in the Netherlands and abroad, and for Unigro N.V.
Mr Boer is president of the European Retail Round Table (ERRT), 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 and a member of the supervisory board of AMS Sourcing B.V.
Ahold is an international retailing group based in the Netherlands, with powerful consumer brands in Europe and the United States. At the end of 2010, it had 2,970 stores, 213,000 employees and € 29.5 billion in sales.