A.S. Watson has appointed Ed van de Weerd as the new CEO of A.S. Watson Health & Beauty Benelux.
Gerard van Breen steps down
Ed Van de Weerd will take over from Gerard van Breen, who is leaving the organisation after fourteen years. Last year, Van de Weerd joined A.S. Watson as Managing Director of Kruidvat Netherlands. In his new position as CEO of Kruidvat and Trekpleister, he will report directly to Dominic Lai, Group Managing Director of the A.S. Watson Group.
More about van de Weerd
Ed van de Weerd has held several commercial and managerial positions. He started his career in 1993 at Procter & Gamble, holding various roles before becoming Commercial Deputy Director. He then held various commercial positions at Vodafone in Australia and in the United Kingdom. In 2006, Van de Weerd joined Ahold, where he worked as a Senior Vice in the Czech Republic and elsewhere President Marketing, Format, Buying & Merchandising. In 2011, he continued his career as Commercial Director at the Dutch supermarket chain Jumbo.