The Supervisory Board of Royal Ahold (NYSE: AHO), the international food provider, today announced the appointment of Mr. M.P.M. de Raad to the Corporate Executive Board, effective January 1, 2001. Until recently, Theo de Raad was a Board member of German food retailer Metro AG, for whom he had worked since the beginning of 1998. He was previously Managing Director of SHV Makro and a Board member of SHV Holdings. Earlier in his career he held various international executive positions including top posts at Makro Cash & Carry, Makro Thailand and Makro Indonesia.