Executive Committee

The Executive Committee (ExCo) of the Barry Callebaut Group consists of seven functions and is headed by the Chief Executive Officer.

Barry Callebaut Executive Committee
The Barry Callebaut Group's Executive Committee

Name

Nationality

Function

Member since

Juergen B. Steinemann

German

CEO

2009

Victor Balli

Swiss

Chief Financial Officer

2007

Peter Boone Dutch Chief Innovation & Quality Officer 2012

Massimo Garavaglia

Italian

Western Europe

2004

David S. Johnson

U.S.

Americas

2009

Dirk Poelman

Belgian

Chief Operations Officer

2009

Steven Retzlaff

U.S./Swiss

Global Cocoa

2008

Juergen B. Steinemann, CEO of the Barry Callebaut Group

Juergen B. Steinemann, Chief Executive Officer 

Juergen B. Steinemann (1958, German national) was appointed Chief Executive Officer effective August 2009 and was elected to the Board of Directors of Barry Callebaut AG as Vice Chairman at the Annual General Meeting of the Shareholders in December 2014. He will step down as CEO at the end of fiscal year 2014/15.

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Victor Balli, Chief Financial Officer of the Barry Callebaut Group

Victor Balli, Chief Financial Officer

Victor Balli (1957, Swiss national) was appointed Chief Financial Officer and member of the Executive Committee of Barry Callebaut AG in February 2007.

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Peter Boone, Chief Innovation & Quality Officer of the Barry Callebaut Group

Peter Boone, Chief Innovation & Quality Officer

Peter Boone (1970, Dutch national) was appointed to the position of Chief Innovation Officer and member of the Executive Committee at Barry Callebaut in December 2012 and also assumed responsiblility for Quality Assurance since June 2013.

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Massimo Garavaglia, President Western Europe

Massimo Garavaglia, President Western Europe

Massimo Garavaglia (1966, Italian national) was appointed President Western Europe in June 2009 and is a member of the Executive Committee of Barry Callebaut AG. Prior to this, he served as President Region Americas for three years.

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David S. Johnson, CEO and President Americas

David S. Johnson, CEO and President Americas

David S. Johnson (1956, U.S. national) was appointed Chief Executive Officer and President Americas in May 2009, and is a member of the Executive Committee of Barry Callebaut AG.

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Dirk Poelman, Chief Operations Officer

Dirk Poelman, Chief Operations Officer

Dirk Poelman (1961, Belgian national) was appointed Chief Operations Officer (COO) in September 2006 and member of the Executive Committee in November 2009, as well as Chief Innovation Officer (CIO) ad interim from June to December 2012.

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Steven Retzlaff, President Global Cocoa

Steven Retzlaff, President Global Cocoa

Steven Retzlaff (1963, U.S. and Swiss national) was appointed President Global Cocoa (until August 2013 Global Sourcing & Cocoa) and member of the Executive Committee of Barry Callebaut AG in January 2008.

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