In December 2005, Andreas Jacobs (1963) was appointed Chairman of the Board of Barry Callebaut AG. He had served as a member of the Board since 2003.
Since 1992, Andreas Jacobs has been an independent entrepreneur with a stake in several companies (Minibar AG, Baar; and Acentic GmbH) plus minority interests in several other companies. From 1991 to 1993, Andreas Jacobs worked as a consultant and project manager at The Boston Consulting Group in Munich. He is also Chairman of Jacobs Holding AG and Vice Chairman of the Board of Adecco SA. Furthermore, he is member of the shareholder committee of Dr. August Oetker KG.
Andreas Jacobs studied law at the Universities of Freiburg im Breisgau, Munich and Montpellier and subsequently obtained a post-graduate degree in European competition law (Dr. iur.) from the University of Freiburg im Breisgau. Afterwards, he earned a Master of Business Administration from INSEAD in Fontainebleau.