Ahold today announced the appointment of James McCann as Chief Operating Officer, Ahold USA, effective February 1, 2013. He will be taking over the role from Carl Schlicker, who has announced his retirement. James will continue as a member of Ahold’s Corporate Executive Board.
‘’I am very pleased that we have a strong leader for Ahold USA from within our own organization,’’ said Dick Boer, Chief Executive Officer of Ahold. ‘’Since his start with Ahold, James has focused on strengthening our e-commerce proposition and customer loyalty programs as part of the company’s robust growth strategy that was launched last year and is now being implemented. This appointment is a natural next step for James. With his international experience in leading roles at global retailers, James is very well qualified to take on this important role within Ahold.
‘’At the same time I would like to thank Carl for his long-term contribution to our company,’’ Boer continued. ‘’During his last 25 years with Ahold, Carl has helped to build a very strong foundation for Ahold USA through his focus on operational excellence and driving customer loyalty by delivering value, quality and service. I am delighted that he has agreed to continue with us in an advisory capacity.”
James McCann (British, 43) joined Ahold in 2011 as Chief Commercial & Development Officer. A search for his successor has been initiated.