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Ahold appoints Jeff Carr as chief financial officer

Dutch supermarket group Ahold has appointed FirstGroup finance director Jeff Carr as its new Chief Financial Officer.

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Ahold appoints Jeff Carr as chief financial officer

Dutch supermarket group Ahold has appointed FirstGroup finance director Jeff Carr as its new Chief Financial Officer.

Carr will succeed Kimberly Ross who is leaving Ahold in November to become CFO at Avon.

As well as being responsible for Ahold’s finance, real estate and IT functions, Carr will also manage the company’s existing €350 million cost reduction programme and explore further ways to reduce costs and simplify the business.

Dick Boer, CEO of Ahold "We are delighted to have an experienced finance professional of Jeff’s calibre joining our board.

"He has an impressive track record and broad experience in the consumer goods and services industry on both of the continents where Ahold operates. Jeff has been CFO of listed companies since 2005, and has worked and lived in Europe and the United States. His background and expertise in finance will help us to pursue our growth strategy." 

Carr is  currently group finance director at  transport operator FirstGroup. Prior to this, he was group finance director at EasyJet, and held senior financial roles at Associated British Foods, Reckitt Benckiser, and Grand Metropolitan. He began his career at Unilever.

 

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