Ahold names new CFOThis article was originally published in Foodnews
DUTCH retail giant, Ahold, has named Jeff Carr as its new chief financial officer. Carr, who will take on his new role on 12 November, will succeed Kimberly Ross who is leaving Ahold to become chief financial officer of Avon. Carr will be responsible for Ahold’s finance, real estate and IT functions. He will also manage the company’s existing EUR350 million cost reduction programme and explore further ways to simplify the business. Carr is currently group finance director at UK-based FirstGroup, the leading transport operator in the UK and North America. Prior to that, 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.