Delhaize Group on Tuesday said it had selected Denis Knoops as CEO of Delhaize Belgium and Luxembourg, effective immediately. Knoops succeeds Dirk Van den Berghe, who announced his resignation last week.


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Knoops has worked for Delhaize Group for 22 years, serving the company in a variety of commercial, operational, strategic, and real estate roles across Belgium, the United States and Asia. Since 2006 he has been a member of the Delhaize Belgium executive committee where he was most recently responsible for leading the network of affiliates as well as new markets and real estate.

“Denis is a seasoned leader with a strong customer orientation and a thorough knowledge of both food retail and Delhaize Group,” Frans Muller, president and CEO of Delhaize Group., said in a statement “I want to congratulate him on becoming the new CEO of Delhaize Belgium and Luxembourg and look forward to working with him.”

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