Alfa Beta Brand President Vassilis Stavrou to leave Ahold Delhaize

Zaandam, the Netherlands, February 4, 2022 - Vassilis Stavrou, Brand President of Alfa Beta, has decided to leave Ahold Delhaize. Stavrou started his career at the company 28 years ago, as warehouse manager. He took on roles in Quality Assurance and Food Safety afterwards, before transitioning to Human Resources. From there Stavrou transitioned to roles within Delhaize Group where he held responsibility as SVP Human Resources, Organizational Development & Sustainability and ultimately Business Development. He was then appointed Brand President for Mega Image in Romania. After which he was appointed to Brand President at Alfa Beta in Greece in 2018. 

Wouter Kolk, CEO Ahold Delhaize Europe & Indonesia: “I would like to take this opportunity to thank Vassilis who made many contributions during his varied and longstanding career at our company. He is well known and respected for his passion for people and building great teams. His in depth retail exceptional and care for others is unique and will be remembered by many.” The search for a successor has started. In the interim, Jesper Lauridsen, Brand President of Albert and Brand Leader for the Central and Southern Europe (CSE) region, will take on the responsibility as Brand President Alfa Beta. This in addition to his current responsibilities. Jesper will work closely with the local leadership team and lead the continuation of the development of Alfa Beta in the Greek market.

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About Ahold DelhaizeAhold Delhaize is one of the world’s largest food retail groups and a leader in both supermarkets and e-commerce. Its family of great local brands serves 54 million customers each week, both in stores and online, in the United States, Europe, and Indonesia. Together, these brands employ more than 410,000 associates in 7,137 grocery and specialty stores and include the top online retailer in the Benelux and the leading online grocers in the Benelux and the United States. Ahold Delhaize brands are at the forefront of sustainable retailing, sourcing responsibly, supporting local communities and helping customers make healthier choices. The company’s focus on four growth drivers – drive omnichannel growth, elevate healthy and sustainable, cultivate best talent and strengthen operational excellence – is helping to fulfil its purpose, achieve its vision and prepare its brands and businesses for tomorrow. Headquartered in Zaandam, the Netherlands, Ahold Delhaize is listed on the Euronext Amsterdam and Brussels stock exchanges (ticker: AD) and its American Depositary Receipts are traded on the over-the-counter market in the U.S. and quoted on the OTCQX International marketplace (ticker: ADRNY). For more information, please  


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