Annual General Meeting 2018 of Barry Callebaut AG
The ordinary Annual General Meeting 2018 of Barry Callebaut AG, the world’s leading manufacturer of high-quality chocolate and cocoa products, was held today in Zurich-Oerlikon under the chairmanship of Patrick De Maeseneire, Chairman of the Board, and Jakob Baer, Vice-Chairman of the Board. 1,148 shareholders attended the meeting, representing 4,492,982 shares and equaling 81.86% of the issued share capital.
All motions were adopted as proposed by the Board of Directors, including the reelection of Patrick De Maeseneire as Chairman and the election of Suja Chandrasekaran, Angela Wei Dong and Markus Neuhaus as new Board members.
The Board of Directors also honored James (Jim) Donald, Board member since 2008 and Chairman of the Nomination & Compensation Committee since 2012, who had decided to step down from these functions following his recent appointment to President & CEO of Albertsons Companies, one of the largest supermarket chains in North America. The Board of Directors expressed its sincere gratitude to James (Jim) Donald for his unmatched expertise as a retail expert and for his valuable impulses to Barry Callebaut’s people agenda.