Dutch retailer Royal Ahold has announced that it has appointed Joost Sliepenbeek as senior vice president controller, effective 7 July.

Sliepenbeek is currently chief financial officer at Ahold’s supermarket chain Albert Heijn. He joined Ahold in January 1994 as director corporate mergers & acquisitions and was appointed controller at Ahold Institutional Food Supply - now Deli XL - in September 1996, before being named executive vice president and CFO at Albert Heijn on 1 May 1999.

Succeeding Sliepenbeek as Albert Heijn CFO is Chris Dik, currently logistics director. Dik's appointment is also effective 7 July. He in turn is succeeded by Johan Boeijenga, who until recently was country manager of Ahold's Indonesian operation.