Board of Directors

The Board of Directors (BoD) has ultimate responsibility for the policies and management of the Barry Callebaut Group. The Board establishes the strategic, accounting, organizational and financing policies to be followed, and appoints the Executive Committee (ExCo), to which the Board of Directors has delegated the operational management of the Barry Callebaut Group.

As of December 10, 2014, the Board of Directors consisted of nine members, of which are eight non-executive Directors, and one is an executive Director (acting Group CEO Juergen Steinemann). Each Director is elected by the shareholders of Barry Callebaut AG at the General Meeting for a term of office of one year and may be re-elected to successive terms.

At the Annual General Meeting of December 10, 2014, Ajai Puri resigned from the Board. The Board of Directors under the Chairmanship of Andreas Jacobs thanks Ajai Puri for his valuable contributions to the development of Barry Callebaut.

The composition of the Board of Directors of the Barry Callebaut Group currenly looks as follows (as per December 10, 2014):

Name Nationality Function Member since
W. Andreas Jacobs German Chairman 2003
Juergen B. Steinemann German Vice Chairman 2014
Fernando Aguirre Mexican/American Director 2013
Jakob Baer Swiss Director 2010
James L. Donald American Director 2008
Nicolas Jacobs Swiss Director 2012
Timothy E. Minges American Director 2013
Andreas Schmid Swiss Director 1997
Wai Ling 'Winnie' Liu Hong Kong Chinese Director 2014
W. Andreas Jacobs

W. Andreas Jacobs

Andreas Jacobs (1963, German national) 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.

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Juergen B. Steinemann

Juergen B. Steinemann

Juergen B. Steinemann (1958, German national) was appointed Chief Executive Officer effective August 2009 and was elected  to the Board of Directors of Barry Callebaut AG as Vice Chairman 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.

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Fernando Aguirre

Fernando Aguirre

Fernando Aguirre (1957, Mexican/American national) was elected  to the Board of Directors of Barry Callebaut AG as Director at the Annual General Meeting of the Shareholders in December 2013.

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Jakob Baer

Jakob Baer

Jakob Baer (1944, Swiss national) was elected  to the Board of Directors of Barry Callebaut AG as Director at the Annual General Meeting of the Shareholders in December 2010.

 

 

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James L. Donald

James L. Donald

James “Jim” L. Donald (1954 American national) was elected  to the Board of Directors of Barry Callebaut AG as Director at the Annual General Meeting of the Shareholders in December 2008.

 

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Nicolas Jacobs

Nicolas Jacobs

Nicolas Jacobs (1982, Swiss national) was elected  to the Board of Directors of Barry Callebaut AG as Director at the Annual General Meeting of the Shareholders in December 2012.

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Wai Ling Winnie Liu

Wai Ling 'Winnie' Liu

Wai Ling “Winnie” LIU (1968, Chinese national) was elected  to the Board of Directors of Barry Callebaut AG as Director at the Annual General Meeting of the Shareholders in December 2014.

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Timothy E. Minges

Timothy E. Minges

Timothy E. Minges (1958, American national) was elected  to the Board of Directors of Barry Callebaut AG as Director at the Annual General Meeting of the Shareholders in December 2013.

 

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Andreas Schmid

Andreas Schmid

Andreas Schmid (1957, Swiss national) was appointed CEO of Jacobs Holding AG in 1997. In 1999, he became Chairman of the Board and CEO of Barry Callebaut AG.

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The composition of the Board of Directors of Barry Callebaut as of December 10, 2014, is as follows: