Dutch retail giant Ahold has announced it has appointed John Rishton as chief financial officer, effective 1 January 2006.
Rishton has been CFO at British Airways since 2001. He joined the airline in 1994 as financial controller in the US, was appointed sales controller in 1996, operations controller in 1998 and commercial controller in 1999. Prior to BA, Rishton worked for Ford of Europe in various international executive positions between 1979 and 1994. Rishton plans to relocate to The Netherlands.
Joost Sliepenbeek, currently Ahold’s chief accounting officer, has been appointed interim CFO effective 1 September 2005, when CFO Hannu Ryöppönen left the company.