Executive Committee

The Executive Committee (ExCo) of the Barry Callebaut Group consists of seven functions and is headed by the Chief Executive Officer.

Name

Nationality

Function

Member since

Antoine de Saint-Affrique

French

CEO

2015

Victor Balli

Swiss

Chief Financial Officer

2007

Peter Boone Dutch

CEO & President Americas

2012

Massimo Garavaglia

Italian

President EMEA

2004

Carole Le Meur French

Chief Human Resources Officer 

2016

Dirk Poelman

Belgian

Chief Operations Officer

2009

Steven Retzlaff

U.S./Swiss

Global Cocoa

2008

Ben de Schryver Belgian President APAC 2017

Pablo E. Perversi

Spanish / Argentinean

Chief Innovation & Quality Officer

2017
Antoine de Saint-Affrique, CEO of the Barry Callebaut Group

Antoine de Saint-Affrique, Chief Executive Officer 

Antoine de Saint-Affrique (1964) was appointed CEO of Barry Callebaut AG effective October 1, 2015.

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Victor Balli, Chief Financial Officer of the Barry Callebaut Group

Victor Balli, Chief Financial Officer

Victor Balli (1957, Swiss national) was appointed Chief Financial Officer and member of the Executive Committee of Barry Callebaut AG in February 2007.

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Peter Boone, CEO & President Americas

Peter Boone, CEO & President Americas​

Peter Boone was appointed to the position of CEO & President Americas and member of the Executive Committee of Barry Callebaut effective September 1, 2017. 

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Massimo Garavaglia, President EMEA

Massimo Garavaglia, President EMEA

Massimo Garavaglia was appointed  President EMEA (Europe, Middle East, Africa) as of October 1st 2015 . He is a member of the Executive Committee of Barry Callebaut AG. From 2009 to September 2015 he served as President Western Europe.

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Carole Le Meur

Carole Le Meur, Chief Human Resources Officer 

Carole Le Meur (French national) was appointed Chief Human Resources Officer and member of the Executive Committee of Barry Callebaut AG on April 1, 2016

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Dirk Poelman, Chief Operations Officer

Dirk Poelman, Chief Operations Officer

Dirk Poelman (1961, Belgian national) was appointed Chief Operations Officer (COO) in September 2006 and member of the Executive Committee in November 2009, as well as Chief Innovation Officer (CIO) ad interim from June to December 2012.

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Steven Retzlaff, President Global Cocoa

Steven Retzlaff, President Global Cocoa

Steven Retzlaff (1963, U.S. and Swiss national) was appointed President Global Cocoa (until August 2013 Global Sourcing & Cocoa) and member of the Executive Committee of Barry Callebaut AG in January 2008.

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Ben de Schryver

Ben De Schryver President, Barry Callebaut Asia Pacific

Ben de Schryver has been President of Barry Callebaut in Region Asia Pacific since September 2016 and was promoted to member of the Executive Committee effective September 1, 2017.

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Pablo E. Perversi

Chief Innovation & Quality Officer

Pablo E. Perversi was appointed to the position of Chief Innovation & Quality Officer and member of the Executive Committee of Barry Callebaut effective September 1, 2017.

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