Rishton Named CEO at Ahold

Ahold said Friday it had named John Rishton president and chief executive officer following a four-month stint as interim president and CEO. Succeeding Rishton as chief financial officer is Kimberly Ross, who had been deputy CFO.

AMSTERDAM — Ahold here said Friday it had named John Rishton president and chief executive officer following a four-month stint as interim president and CEO. Succeeding Rishton as chief financial officer is Kimberly Ross, who had been deputy CFO. Ross was also nominated to join the corporate executive board. Rishton, 49, a former British Airways CFO who had joined Ahold in 2006, was known as a cost-cutting specialist who had pushed for Ahold to divest its weaker operations. In additi

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