David S. Johnson (1956) was appointed Chief Executive Officer and President Americas in May 2009, and is a member of the Executive Committee of Barry Callebaut AG.
Before joining Barry Callebaut, David Johnson served as Chief Executive Officer and member of the board of Michael Foods, Inc., a food processor and distributor headquartered in Minnetonka, Maine, U.S. From 1986 to 2006, David Johnson was with Kraft Foods Global, Inc. At Kraft Foods, where he held several senior positions in different divisions, including
marketing, strategy, operations, procurement and general management. His last position was President Kraft North America and Corporate Officer Kraft Foods Global, Inc. He started his career in 1980 at RJR Nabisco.
David Johnson is a member of the Board of Directors of Arthur J. Gallagher & Co., an international insurance brokerage and risk management company with headquarters in Itasca, Illinois, U.S.
David Johnson holds both a Bachelor’s and a Master’s degree in businesss from the University of Wisconsin.