Annual Report 2013/14

W. Andreas Jacobs


Chairman of the Board since 2005, member of the Board since 2003, German national

Andreas Jacobs (1963) was appointed Chairman of the Board of Barry Callebaut AG in December 2005. He had served as a member of the Board of Barry Callebaut since 2003.

Andreas Jacobs studied law at the Universities of Freiburg im Breisgau, Munich and Montpellier and subsequently obtained a postgraduate degree in European competition law (Dr. iur.) from the University of Freiburg im Breisgau. Afterwards he obtained a MBA from INSEAD in Fontainebleau. From 1991 to 1993, Andreas Jacobs worked as a consultant and project manager at The Boston Consulting Group in Munich. Since 1992, Andreas Jacobs has been an independent entrepreneur with a stake in several companies plus minority interests in several other companies.

Andreas Jacobs serves as Executive Chairman of Jacobs Holding AG, Chairman of Triventura AG and Minibar AG, as well as Vice Chairman of the Board of Adecco S.A., all in Switzerland. Furthermore, he is President of Niantic Holding GmbH, Germany, and Member of the Board of Directors of various small private companies. Andreas Jacobs is also a Member of the Advisory Board of Dr. August Oetker KG, Germany, and has several non-profit memberships, e.g. at INSEAD where he was appointed Chairman in October 2014, Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO), Groupe D’Ouchy, Avenir Suisse.

Dr. Andreas Jacobs