Olivier Delaunay (1963) was appointed to the position of Chief Operations Officer and member of the Executive Committee effective September 1, 2019. He joined Barry Callebaut in 2012 as Vice President OSCO (Operations & Supply Chain Organization) for Barry Callebaut’s largest region EMEA (Europe, Middle East, Africa). He had already worked for the Group from 1987 to1994: From 1987 to 1990 as Maintenance Manager at SIC Cacaos, the company’s subsidiary in Cameroon, then from 1990 to 1994 as Project Manager in France, the Netherlands and the United States.
From 1994 to 2008, Olivier Delaunay served Danone, the leading French food and beverage company: From 1994 to 2000, he was with the Danone Dairy division, first as Head of Engineering North Europe (France, Benelux, Nordics), then as Production Manager in Le Molay, France. In 2000, he joined the Danone Biscuit division, initially as Plant Manager for two LU production sites, then as Head of Continuous Improvement for 40 plants worldwide and last as Head OSCO for Italy, Germany, Benelux and the Nordics. In 2008, when Mondelez acquired LU from Danone, he joined the Mondelez Biscuit division as Head OSCO for LU France until 2012.
Olivier Delaunay holds a Master of Mechanical Engineering from ICAM in Lille, France.