Belgium-based food retailer Delhaize Group has appointed Philippe Dechamps as general counsel and corporate secretary.

Dechamps joined Delhaize Group in 2008 and most recently held the role of senior vice president, general counsel Europe & Asia.

Prior to Delhaize Group, he started his legal career at Linklaters, and then led legal functions and directed legal strategy in various divisions of Solvay Group, Guidant, and Abbott Laboratories.