Nic Brassey
CHRO Circle Program guest speaker

Nic Brassey

Chief Human Resources Officer
Nic Brassey is Senior Vice President & CHRO for Ahold Delhaize’s European and Indonesian brands where he has responsibility for over 175 000 associates and circa €25bn of turnover across 10 brands including Albert Heijn, Bol.com, Delhaize Le Lion, Albert, Mega Image and Alfa Beta. In this role, Nic leads a team of over 500 HR professionals in Europe and Indonesia to drive the strategic development of an HR agenda aligned with the regions business growth ambition. His remit involves building an inspiring employee narrative and experience that will help the brands attract, develop and retain the talent it needs to win in the market. He is also responsible for driving organization effectiveness and efficiency, promoting new and agile ways of working and improving the level of HR technology and digitalization across our brands and countries.
Nic has over 20 years of international HR experience having worked in multiple countries including the USA, UK, Italy, the Netherlands and parts of Africa. A South African by birth, Nic is a firm believer in the power of diversity and inclusion, using the opportunity provided by purpose and a common set of strong
values to bring people together in service of a broader ambition. He serves as a contributing member to the Advisory Board of Catalyst in Europe and regularly is asked to speak and write on the topic of Diversity and Inclusion.
Nic joined Ahold Delhaize in 2015 following a career in Unilever that spanned over 15 years. Nic has broad based HR and general business experience having led acquisition and business integration initiatives, large scale restructuring and business change programs and significant cultural and organizational capability transformation activities. He also advises Nyenrode University (Netherlands) on their masterclass curriculum in Leadership Development and has been asked to lead their program in HR Change & Digital Development which will launch in early 2021.
Nic lives with his wife and two children in the Hague. In his free time he enjoys running and completed the New York Marathon last year. He also enjoys travelling with his family, and frequently returns to his home country South Africa to re-connect with family and friends.
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