Ahold Delhaize has announced that Wouter Kolk will be taking up his role as CEO for Europe and Indonesia immediately, three months earlier than originally planned.
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Belgian supermarket chain Delhaize has announced a board reshuffle in order to accelerate the introduction of its new commercial strategy. The most important change is the creation of an 'EVP Operations', who watches over logistics, own and franchised stores and the technical departments.
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Belgian lingerie producer Van de Velde sees its financial director Bart Rabaey leave the company after a series of struggling quarters. Meanwhile, the manufacturer of Prima Donna and Marie-Jo did get approval to work weekends and nights.
Swiss luxury goods producer Richemont has appointed Jérôme Lambert as its CEO, not even two years after the position was abolished to give each brand its own boss.
After making his company one of the largest retailers in the world, Alibaba founder Jack Ma will step down on the 20th anniversary of his company next year. He wants to dedicate himself to improving education and has appointed his pupil Daniel Zhang as his successor.
General manager Hans Zoon has decided to leave optician chain Hans Anders, after a long career at the Dutch company. He is particularly proud of the growth of his company in Belgium.
Jeroen Visser, Blokker Holding's CFO since 2014, leaves his company on 1 November bij de retailgroep. As the programme of cutting loose all but the eponymous chain is completed, he steps down and Marc Broskij takes over.
Belgian chain Di and its managing director Helen Willems have parted ways. Matthias De Raeymaeker, CEO of Di's owner Distriplus, will take charge of the chain.
The Dutch Blokker chain is having a bad spell, as it had to report a 21 % turnover drop in its Belgian stores. Moreover, the board of directors is being reduced from eight to five members.