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CEO, Europe & Indonesia
Wouter Kolk started as Chief Executive Officer Europe and Indonesia on October 1, 2018. He had been Chief Operating Officer for The Netherlands and Belgium and member of the Executive Committee of Ahold Delhaize since September 8, 2017.
Wouter re-joined Ahold in 2013 as Executive Vice President Specialty Stores and New Markets at Albert Heijn following a six-year period as CEO of international retailer WE Fashion. He became CEO Albert Heijn in January 2015.
Wouter first started at Ahold in 1991, and over the next 16 years served in several international commercial and general management roles, including Commercial Director Asia-Pacific based in Singapore, Regional Director Albert Heijn, General Manager Gall & Gall and General Manager of Etos.
Wouter is a member of the supervisory board of Dutch concert hall Paradiso.