Syngenta vet joins Ahold Delhaize leadership
Natalia Wallenberg has joined Ahold Delhaize as chief human resources officer. Wallenberg comes from Syngenta Group, a global agricultural technology business with more than 49,000 associates, working across 90 geographic markets, generating $23 billion in sales.
Wallenberg served Syngenta Group for nearly nine years, most recently working as the global head of human resources for the crop protection division, based in Basel, Switzerland. She also served for three years as global head of HR for the Syngenta seed division, based in Minneapolis and Chicago. Prior to Syngenta, she served in HR leadership roles at Renaissance Capital and IKEA Real Estate, both located in Moscow, Russia.
“I am excited to have Natalia join my executive committee as Global CHRO," said Frans Muller, CEO Ahold Delhaize "She brings a broad international perspective, having lived and worked in both Europe and the United States, and a wealth of experience shaping and implementing effective business and HR strategies, leadership and culture development, organization transformation, and talent management.”
“I am thrilled to join Ahold Delhaize, with its focus on health and sustainability, inclusivity, and value for customers," said Wallenberg. "It is energizing to be part of a company with a growth-oriented culture and local brands that positively impact more than 50 million shoppers every week. Additionally, the values of the organization, especially care, courage and teamwork are ones that I share and am proud to promote. I look forward to helping Frans and the company continue its transformation while cultivating its great diverse talent and purpose-driven culture."