Delhaize Group said Wednesday that Dirk Van den Berghe was resigning from his role as CEO of the retailer’s Belgium and Luxembourg division effective July 31.
Van den Berge said he was leaving to accept a new role outside the company. He becomes the third high-level executive to depart the company since Frans Muller was appointed group CEO in September. U.S. CEO Roland Smith departed upon Muller’s appointment, and Europe CEO Stéfan Descheemaeker resigned a month later.
“I want to thank Dirk for his significant contributions to Delhaize Group and wish him well in his future endeavors. Our operations in Belgium and Luxembourg have a dedicated and capable management team that is well-equipped to address the challenges we face and to build on opportunities we have to improve our business,” Muller said in a statement.
“It was a tough decision to leave but I feel this new opportunity is best for me and my family at this point in our lives,” Van den Berghe said.
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