Top lawyer PepsiCo to succeed Michael Waller at Delhaize

Top lawyer PepsiCo to succeed Michael Waller at Delhaize

The Delhaize Group has appointed Maura Smith as new General Counsel. She will be the successor of Michael R. Waller, who will retire at the end of June. Earlier in her career Smith worked for PepsiCo.

30 years of experience in corporate law

Smith has already started her job with the Delhaize Group and will represent the company in judicial affairs and government business at the highest level. She will also become a member of the Executive Committee and will report directly to Pierre-Olivier Beckers, Delhaize's CEO.

 

With over thirty years of experience in corporate law, the career of Smith is impressive: before PepsiCo she worked at International Paper, Owens Corning, General Electric and law firm Baker & McKenzie.

 

"I am very pleased to have Maura join our Group and our Executive Committee,” said Pierre-Olivier Beckers. “She brings deep legal and governmental affairs experience, a global perspective, and a wealth of knowledge in business transformation to our Group.”

 

Michael Waller to retire

Maura Smith is succeeding Michael Waller at the end of June, when he will retire as planned. Since 2001 Waller was Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of the Delhaize Group.

 

“Michael will be missed. His mastery of the law, impeccable integrity, and skill at simplifying complex issues and identifying key strategic points, has made him a trusted advisor to both me and the Delhaize Group Board of Directors,” said Mr. Beckers.

Questions or comments? Please feel free to contact the editors


Zalando's profit is slightly below expectations

17/01/2018

German fashion web shop Zalando has grown nearly a quarter in the past fiscal year and its company profit also nearly grew 5 %, although the latter was slightly below its own expectations.

Record turnover for Yoox Net-a-Porter in 2017

16/01/2018

Online retailer Yoox Net-a-Porter (YNAP) achieved a record turnover in 2017, surpassing two billion euro. That is a growth of more than 10 % compared to the year before, when it just missed that milestone.

Hugo Boss reaches growth targets for 2017

16/01/2018

German fashion brand Hugo Boss has managed to reach its targets for 2017, partially thanks to strong fourth quarter growth. For its full fiscal year, turnover grew 3 % (excluding exchange rate fluctuations).

C&A owners consider sale to Chinese investors

15/01/2018

The Dutch Brenninkmeijer family is considering to sell clothing chain C&A according to German magazine Der Spiegel. One option is to sell to Chinese buyers.

Gucci opens restaurant and museum in Florence

12/01/2018

Fashion brand Gucci has opened a museum and a restaurant for fifty people in Florence. Three-star chef Massimo Bottura will serve high-quality meals there. A dish will cost between 20 and 30 euro.

Kering hands over control of Puma

12/01/2018

French luxury group Kering will get rid of 70 % of German sports brand Puma’s shares and wants to turn its attention to its luxury brands. Puma does not fit into that category.

Back to top