Hugo Byrnes joined Ahold in 2006 and was subsequently appointed to the position of Vice President Product Integrity. He is responsible for Ahold Delhaize’s food and non-food product policies, which cover product safety and sustainable products. This includes social compliance, animal welfare and environmental issues.

Hugo Byrnes has a Dutch Law degree from the State University Leiden, the Netherlands. He is a food lawyer whose career has focused on the food business and in particular on quality management and standardization. Hugo is an advisor to the Steering Board of The Global Sustainable Seafood Initiative (GSSI).