Juergen B. Steinemann (1958) was appointed Chief Executive Officer effective August 2009 and was elected as Vice Chairman to the Board of Directors of Barry Callebaut AG 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.
Before joining Barry Callebaut, Juergen Steinemann served as a member of the Executive Board of Nutreco and as Chief Operating Officer from 2001 to 2009. Nutreco, quoted on the Official Market of Euronext Amsterdam, is a leading global animal nutrition and aquaculture company, headquartered in the Netherlands.
From 1999 to 2001, Mr. Steinemann served as CEO of Unilever’s former subsidiary Loders Croklaan, which produced and marketed specialty oils and fats for the chocolate, bakery and functional foods industry. Between 1990 and 1998, Juergen Steinemann was with the former Eridania Beghin-Say Group, where he held various senior positions in business-to-business marketing and sales, ultimately in the “Corporate Plan et Stratégie” unit at the head office in Paris.
Since April 2014, Juergen Steinemann serves as a member of the Board of Directors of Lonza Group AG, a global leader in thepharmaceutical, biotech and specialty ingredients markets headquartered and listed in Switzerland. In May 2014, he was appointed Vice Chairman of the not-for-profit World Cocoa Foundation (WCF).
Juergen Steinemann graduated from his economics/business studies at the European Business School in Wiesbaden, Germany, London and Paris in 1985.