Andreas Schmid (1957) was appointed CEO of Jacobs Holding AG in 1997. In 1999, he became Chairman of the Board and CEO of Barry Callebaut AG. In June 2002, he handed over the CEO function but continued to assume the responsibility of Chairman until December 2005. Since then he has been Vice Chairman of the Board. Since then he has been Vice Chairman of the Board until December 2014, when he assumed the role of an ordinary Board member.
He started his career in 1984 at Union Bank of Switzerland. Following a position as assistant to a Swiss industrialist, he was CEO and Managing Director of Kopp Plastics (PTY) Ltd. in South Africa from 1989 to 1992. He then worked for the Jacobs Group in various staff and line functions until 1993. From 1993 to 1997, Andreas Schmid was President of the Mövenpick Consumer Goods Division and a member of the worldwide Group Executive Board of Management. Between December 2007 and May 2011, Andreas Schmid was Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Symrise AG, and between 2002 and 2006 he chaired the Board of Kuoni Travel Holding AG. He was a member of the Board of Adecco S.A. from 1999 to 2004 and a member of the Advisory Board of the Credit Suisse Group from 2001 to 2007, before the Advisory Board was dissolved.
Andreas Schmid is Chairman of Oettinger Davidoff Group, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Flughafen Zurich AG and Chairman of the Board of Directors of gategroup Holding AG. In 2010, he was appointed a member of the Board of Directors of Wirz Partner Holding AG and the Advisory Board of Allianz Global Corporate Specialty AG. He has also been a member of the Board of Directors of Karl Steiner AG since 2008 and a member of the Board of Directors of Badrutt’s Palace Hotel AG since 2006. Furthermore, Andreas Schmid is Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Swiss foundation “avenir suisse”, a think tank for social and economic issues.
Andreas Schmid holds a Master’s degree in law and studied economics at the University of Zurich.