Ahold USA announced today that, after nearly five years as Ahold USA’s executive vice president and chief financial officer, Paula Price has decided to take her career in a new direction. Price will lecture at a leading university on leadership and technical topics related to her unique business journey. In addition, to complement her existing corporate and non-profit board positions, she is pursuing further corporate board roles.
“I want to thank Paula for her many contributions to Ahold USA,” says James McCann, chief operating officer, Ahold USA. “During her tenure, Paula transformed Ahold USA’s financial organization and led programs that delivered hundreds of millions of cost savings and helped to build a strong foundation for our future.”
Dan Sullivan, who is currently the senior vice president of business planning and performance for Ahold USA, will become the new executive vice president and chief financial officer effective January 1, 2014. Sullivan will report to James McCann, chief operating officer, Ahold USA. Sullivan has more than 20 years of broad financial and commercial experience. During his time at Ahold USA he has strengthened its business planning and performance team and managed the organization’s Simplicity program, which has delivered significant cost savings. Prior to joining Ahold in 2010, Sullivan served as the chief financial and operating officer and senior vice president, strategy, for Heineken USA.
“I am pleased to welcome Dan as a member of the Ahold USA Executive Board,” continued McCann. “Since joining the company, Dan has strengthened our business planning and performance team and executed changes within the business that have led to significant savings, enabling Ahold USA and its divisions to reinvest in their customer propositions.”