Dick Boer

Dick Boer
Born (1957-08-31) 31 August 1957 (age 63)
Axel, Netherlands [1]
Nationality Dutch
Occupation Businessman
Title Former CEO, Ahold Delhaize
Term 2011-July 2018
Predecessor John Rishton
Successor Frans Muller

Dick Boer (born 31 August 1957) is a Dutch businessman. From 2011 to 2018, he was the president and chief executive officer (CEO) of the supermarket chain Ahold Delhaize.

Early life

Boer was born on 31 August 1957.[2]


Boer joined Ahold in 1998, rising to CEO on 1 March 2011,[3] succeeding John Rishton.[4]

On 24 June 2015, when Ahold and Delhaize announced that they were to combine their businesses as Ahold Delhaize, it was stated that Boer would become CEO of the merged company, with Frans Muller, CEO of Delhaize to become deputy CEO and chief integration officer. [5]

In July 2018, Boer retired and was succeeded by his deputy, Frans Muller.[6]

Other roles

Boer is a board member of the Consumer Goods Forum. He is vice-chair of the executive board of The Confederation of Netherlands Industry and Employers (VNO-NCW). He is a member of the advisory board of G-Star Raw.[2] He also has three roles at the World Economic Forum 2017: governor of the consumer industries community, steward of the future of health and healthcare system, and co-chair of the human centric health steering committee.[7]


  1. ^ Hans Reichart, Het sucessverhaal van Dick Boer in Management Team, 29 April 2013 (in Dutch)
  2. ^ a b "Dick Boer". Ahold. Archived from the original on 27 June 2015. Retrieved 26 June 2015.
  3. ^ "Executive Profile: Dick Boer". Bloomberg. Retrieved 26 June 2015.
  4. ^ "Ahold Announces Executive Changes: Dick Boer To Be Ahold CEO, Carl Schlicker To Become Ahold USA COO". Food World. Retrieved 26 June 2015.
  5. ^ "Ahold, Delhaize complete merger agreement". SupermarketNews. 24 June 2015. Retrieved 26 June 2015.
  6. ^ Delhaize, Ahold. "Ahold Delhaize CEO Dick Boer retires; Frans Muller appointed as successor effective July 1, 2018". Retrieved 8 July 2018.
  7. ^ "Interview with Dick Boer, CEO Ahold Delhaize, from the World Economic Forum 2017". CNBC. 19 January 2017.