The chief executive of Dutch supermarket giant Ahold, Dick Boer has been appointed co-chair of The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF), the global industry network for the retail and FMCG industries that includes senior management of over 400 retailers, manufacturers and stakeholders across 70 countries.
Paul Bulcke of Nestlé was announced as Boer's co-chair.
“Ahold has been working with the CGF for many years, and we are honored to be involved at such a high level now," said Boer. "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. I am looking forward to contributing to the CGF’s international practices and to encouraging collaboration across all levels of the CGF membership.”
Boer and Bulcke will replace outgoing chairs Muhtar Kent, Chairman and CEO of The Coca-Cola Company and Gareth Ackerman, Chairman of Pick ‘n’ Pay.