Ahold Delhaize Appoints Natalia Wallenberg as Chief Human Resources Officer; Frans Muller Comments
ZAANDAM, THE NETHERLANDS - One thing I never tire of is hearing the words “new Chief.” It’s always great to see people in our industry advancing, especially in the buy-side community. For Ahold Delhaize, this new Chief comes in the form of Natalia Wallenberg, who was recently named Chief Human Resources Officer.
“I am thrilled to join Ahold Delhaize, with its focus on health and sustainability, inclusivity, and value for customers. It is energizing to be part of a company with a growth-oriented culture and local brands that positively impact more than 50 million shoppers every week,” noted Wallenberg. “Additionally, the values of the organization, especially care, courage, and teamwork, are ones that I share and am proud to promote. I look forward to helping Frans and the company continue its transformation while cultivating its great diverse talent and purpose-driven culture."
According to a press release, Wallenberg brings with her a host of experience, most recently working as Sygenta’s Global Head of Human Resources for the Crop Protection division. During her time with the company, which garnered nearly nine years of experience, Wallenberg served for three years as Global Head of HR for the Syngenta Seed Division.
Prior to Syngenta, she served in HR leadership roles at Renaissance Capital and IKEA Real Estate.
“I am excited to have Natalia join my Executive Committee as Global CHRO. She brings a broad international perspective, having lived and worked in both Europe and the United States, and a wealth of experience shaping and implementing effective business and HR strategies, leadership and culture development, organization transformation, and talent management,” added Frans Muller, the retailer’s Chief Executive Officer.
Wallenberg holds a Ph.D. in Organizational Psychology from the International Academy of Information Technologies in Belarus, and an MA in Counseling jointly granted from the Moscow School of Social and Economic Sciences in Russia and the University of Manchester in the United Kingdom.
Congratulations to Natalia on this new role!