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 Chief Innovation & Quality Officer 2012

Massimo Garavaglia

Italian

President EMEA

2004

David S. Johnson

U.S.

President Americas

2009

Carole Le Meur French

Chief Human Resources Officer 

2016

Dirk Poelman

Belgian

Chief Operations Officer

2009

Steven Retzlaff

U.S./Swiss

Global Cocoa

2008

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, Chief Innovation & Quality Officer of the Barry Callebaut Group

Peter Boone, Chief Innovation & Quality Officer

Peter Boone (1970, Dutch national) was appointed to the position of Chief Innovation Officer and member of the Executive Committee at Barry Callebaut in December 2012 and also assumed responsibility for Quality Assurance since June 2013.

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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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David S. Johnson, CEO and President Americas

David S. Johnson, CEO and President Americas

David S. Johnson (1956, U.S. national) was appointed Chief Executive Officer and President Americas in May 2009, and is a member of the Executive Committee of Barry Callebaut AG.

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Carole Le Meur

Carole Le Meur

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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