The LEAD Network Pledge

Embracing Change: Transformation through Diversity

The first LEAD CEO Roundtable was held during the LEAD Network lustrum event on November 2nd, 2017, in Amsterdam. The roundtable, dedicated to the topic of “Embracing Change: Transformation through Diversity”, was hosted by Frans Muller, Deputy CEO, Ahold Delhaize. During the meeting, the group of industry leaders discussed several topics, including the first draft of the pledge to substantially improve gender parity at the Director level and above. The LEAD Network is proud to share with you our pledge to accelerate gender parity and drive inclusion in the European Retail & CPG value chain.

The LEAD Network Pledge 2021

Embracing Change: Transformation through Diversity

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We commit to meaningfully accelerate gender parity and drive inclusion
in the European Retail & CPG value chain by…

  1. Striving to create new norms towards parity
  2. Engaging in courageous conversations about ways to truly create inclusive cultures where everyone can thrive
  3. Educating employees about the negative impact of bias on retention, development and advancement of women
  4. Continuing to coach and mentor female & diverse employees, while also increasing sponsoring
  5. Assessing current recruiting strategies and ensuring there are intentional efforts to hire, promote and pay equitably female & diverse employees
  6. Instituting a diverse slating process committed to always selecting the best talent, and requiring 50% of those considered to be diverse
  7. Creating transparent, contemporary practices and policies
  8. Leveraging LEAD Network to share leading practices

… resulting in a significant increase in female representation at the Director level and above …

We commit to a significant percentage point increase by 2024 (at least 5%) from our current corporate baselines, collectively increasing the LEAD industry scorecard baseline of 34% (2019) and to building a plan to achieve gender parity over the next decade.

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Why is it important for CEOs to sign the CEO Pledge?

Read the interview by Lidia Timkovskaya-Zykova

Antonio is a corporate advisor to retailers and consumeroriented companies, and the former CEO of international retailer DIA Group. He is also an executive member of numerous global organisations.

The following companies have signed the pledge:

Frans Muller

Frans Muller

CEO

Victoria Segebarth

Victoria Segebarth

MD EMEA & Americas

Paolo Lanzarotti
CEO

Enrico Galasso

Enrico Galasso

Managing Director

Mike Pooley

Mike Pooley

President EMEA

James Quincey

James Quincey

CEO

Damian Paul Gammell

Damian Paul Gammell

CEO

Zoran Bogdanovic CEO

Zoran Bogdanovic CEO

CEO

Burak Başarır

Burak Başarır

CEO

Diane Tucci

Diane Tucci

Country Manager Spain

Nigyar Makhmudova

Nigyar Makhmudova

Chief Growth Officer

Henri Bruxelles
Executive VP Waters & Africa & COO End-to-End Design to Delivery

Thomas Schmitt

Thomas Schmitt

Former Member of Management Board, Contract Logistics & CCO

Sabine Müller

Sabine Müller

CEO

Somer Gundogdu

Somer Gundogdu

Former President EMEA

Ilham Kadri
CEO

Gábor Békefi

Gábor Békefi

CEO

Feike Sijbesma

Feike Sijbesma

CEO

Sam de Boo

Sam de Boo

Executive Vice President and President Global Markets

Anja de Reus
Vice President Sustainability Europe
E3 Europe Lead

Carmine Di Sibio

Carmine Di Sibio

CEO

Dana McNabb

Dana McNabb

Group President Europe and Australia

Andrei Haret

Andrei Haret

Managing Director Royal Grolsch and Asahi France

Per Strömberg

Per Strömberg

CEO

Douglas Lamont

Douglas Lamont

CEO

George Young

George Young

CEO

Dave Lawlor

Dave Lawlor

President Europe

Olena Neznal

Olena Neznal

Vice-President Kimberly-Clark Professional EMEA

Tristram Wilkinson
Vice-President Kimberly-Clark Consumer EMEA

Rafael Oliveira

Rafael Oliveira

EMEA Zone President

Alp Ogucu

Alp Ogucu

CEO

Myriam Cohen-Welgryn

Myriam Cohen-Welgryn

Former President Europe

Olaf Koch

Olaf Koch

CEO

Ӧzgür Tort

Ӧzgür Tort

CEO

Marco Settembri

Marco Settembri

CEO Zone EMENA

Béatrice Guillaume-Grabisch
EVP and Global Head Human Resources & Business Services

David Kenny

David Kenny

CEO

Gary Coombs

Gary Coombs

President Europe

Fabrice Beaulieu

Fabrice Beaulieu

EVP Global Marketing, Digital, Research Development & Sustainability for Hygiene Home

Paola Pomi

Paola Pomi

CEO

Luis Moutinho

Luis Moutinho

CEO

Simon Hay

Simon Hay

CEO

David Jenkins

David Jenkins

CEO

Tim Clay

Tim Clay

Managing Director Asahi UK

Alan Jope

Alan Jope

CEO

For more information on the pledge, please contact: mick.broekhof@lead-eu.net