AMSTERDAM — An industry network of 400 retailers, manufacturers and other companies has appointed the head of Dutch supermarket operator Royal Ahold to an executive position.
The Consumer Goods Forum announced Wednesday the appointment of Ahold CEO Dick Boer as co-chairman following the meeting of its board of directors in Tokyo. The other co-chairman is Nestle CEO Paul Bulcke, and the two will replace outgoing chairman Muhtar Kent, chairman and CEO of the Coca-Cola Co., and Gareth Ackerman, chairman of Pick 'n' Pay. The board of the CGF, a group founded in 2009, comprises 50 leaders of retail and manufacturing companies.
"Ahold has been working with the CGF for many years, and we are honored to be involved at such a high level now," Boer said. "The CGF is uniquely positioned to drive the vision of the industry and encourage real change. Its ability to bring companies together for the good of our customers makes the work of the CGF both relevant and important."