MADRID, Spain -- CIES, The Food Business Forum, elected Raymond Ackerman to a two-year term as chairman at the annual Executive Congress here last week.
Ackerman is chairman and chief executive officer of Pick 'n Pay Stores, Claremont, South Africa. He succeeds Fritz Ahlqvist, a member of the managing board of Ahold, based in the Netherlands.
"I am absolutely delighted to be chairman," Ackerman said at a news conference following the election. He said his appointment demonstra