ZAANDAM— Sharon Christians, senior vice president of corporate communications at troubled Dutch retail giant Ahold is leaving the company on July 1.
Christians joined Ahold in October 2002, having worked at a senior level in corporate communications for McKinsey & Company, the EMI Group, Amersham International, General Electric and the Canadian Government. Immediately prior to joining Ahold, she worked for INSEAD, the international business school.
According to president & CEO Anders Moberg, “Sharon played a key role in helping to steer our company through the most serious crisis in its history. We very much appreciate her involvement and the contribution she made in helping to begin the process of restoring Ahold’s reputation. We wish her all the best in her future career.”
Kiki Stiemer, vice president management support, will take operational responsibility for corporate communications as interim head of the department. An announcement on the appointment of a new SVP corporate communications will be made later this year, the company says.