Jo Thys (1972) was appointed President Region Asia Pacific and member of the Executive Committee effective June 1, 2021.
Jo Thys started as a graduate trainee with Barry Callebaut in 1997 and held several positions in Operations in Region EMEA before moving to the US in 2006 as Vice President Operations and Supply Chain for Region Americas. He moved back to Europe in 2010, where, in his role as Vice President Operations and Supply Chain Global Cocoa, he supported in 2013 the integration of Delfi, the Cocoa Ingredients Division from Singapore-based Petra Foods, into the Group. Jo Thys was appointed Vice President Cocoa Africa in September 2017, adding the responsibility for Africa, Middle East and Turkey to his role in September 2020.
Jo Thys holds an Electromechanical Engineering degree from Group T University College of Leuven, Belgium.