OAKLAND, Calif. -- Steven A. Burd took the consultant's route to the top at Safeway. He was part of a team of consultants that conducted a strategic review and operating plan in mid-1992. By October of that year, he was named president.
several other investments held by Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co., New York. KKR owns 65% of Safeway's stock.
However, Safeway is the first company at which Burd has accepted a full-time management position, and it's likely to be a lengthy te