After three and a half years, managing director Ludovic Hollinier is leaving the Belgian Louis Delhaize Group. The retailer is therefore reshuffling its management: Pierre Bouriez will succeed Hollinier at the head of the group and also as CEO of hypermarket chain Cora.
By mutual agreement
Holinier and Louis Delhaize’s board of directors have decided by mutual agreement to end their collaboration: on 28 February, Holinier will step down as managing director of Louis Delhaize and general manager of Cora Group to take up new professional projects. For 3.5 years, he has exercised his mandate during an exceptional period marked by the pandemic and an unprecedented economic context, the company said in a brief announcement: “The Board of Directors thanks him for all his work and wishes him all the best for the future.”
On 1 March, Pierre Bouriez will become general manager of Louis Delhaize SA and of Cora France, Belgium, Luxembourg and Romania, as well as of Houra and Delitraiteur. Louis Bouriez will take the lead at Match France, Belgium and Luxembourg and Provera France, Provera Belux and LDIT. Sophie Bouriez and Frédéric Rostand supervise Truffaut, Frédéric Rostand is also in charge of corporate functions.
The Louis Delhaize group operates around 900 outlets in four European countries and employs 31,000 people. Its turnover in 2021 was 8.1 billion euros.