Frans Muller has served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Ahold Delhaize since July 2018. He also currently serves as chairperson of the board of the Vlerick Business School, is the vice co-chair to the board of directors and a member of the governance committee of the Consumer Goods Forum.
Frans has more than 33 years of professional business experience. Before his current role, he served as Deputy Chief Executive Officer and Chief Integration Officer at Ahold Delhaize since 2016. He was also Acting Chief Operating Officer for Delhaize America from October 2016 to January 2018. Prior to Ahold Delhaize, Frans served as President and CEO of Delhaize Group for three years.
Before joining Delhaize Group, Frans worked for the German retailer, Metro AG, for more than 15 years, serving in various leadership positions including managing director of Makro, member of the board of Metro Cash & Carry International, president for Asia Pacific and Russia/Ukraine, and CEO of Metro group buying.
From 2006 until 2013, he was a member of the Metro AG management board and served as CEO of Metro Cash & Carry from 2008 until 2013. From 1988 to 1997, Frans held various management and executive positions at KLM Cargo in Amsterdam, Frankfurt, Vienna and Singapore.
Frans attended the Erasmus University in Rotterdam where he studied a Master of Business Economics.