Ahold Announces New Chief Information Officer

ZAANDAM, the Netherlands - Ahold has appointed Alex Gibbons as its chief information officer, effective Aug. 1, 2004.

Gibbons joins Ahold from Pillsbury/Diageo, where he was c.i.o. He previously held senior IT leadership positions in Bristol-Myers Squibb and CBS, Inc. His career in information technology spans more than 25 years, and he brings extensive experience from multinational environments across various industries, including consumer goods and pharmaceuticals. Gibbons was a founder of Transora, the largest industry "business-to-business" exchange.

At Ahold, Gibbons will be responsible for the company's IT operations in the United States and Europe. In that capacity he will advise the Ahold corporate executive board and senior business executives on the strategic role and adoption of information technology throughout the organization.
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