Steven Retzlaff (1963) was appointed President Global Cocoa (until August 2013 Global Sourcing & Cocoa) and member of the Executive Committee of Barry Callebaut AG in January 2008.
Steven Retzlaff started his career in 1987 at KPMG Peat Marwick, San Francisco, where he became a Certified Public Accountant. In 1990, he transferred to the Zurich office of KPMG, where he worked until 1993. He then joined JMP Newcor AG, Zug, as Director of European Finance and Operations, where he worked for three years.
Steven Retzlaff joined Barry Callebaut as Chief Financial Officer of Barry Callebaut Sourcing AG in 1996. From 1999 to 2001, he served as CFO Swiss Operations (BC Sourcing AG and BC Switzerland AG). From 2001 to 2003, he was Chief Financial Officer of the business unit Cocoa, Sourcing & Risk Management, and from 2003 to 2004 he worked as the Cocoa Division Head. In 2004, he was appointed President Sourcing & Cocoa and member of the Senior Management Team in Zurich. From September 2006 until December 2007, he focused on developing the Group’s global compound business.
Steven Retzlaff holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Whitman College. He also studied at the Institute of European Studies in Madrid and at INSEAD in Fontainebleau.