Massimo Selmo (1965) was appointed Chief Procurement Officer and member of the Executive Committee of Barry Callebaut effective October 1, 2021.
Massimo Selmo joined Barry Callebaut in 1996 as CFO Barry Callebaut Italia (Milan offices) where he was responsible for the integration of Callebaut Italia Srl with Cocoa Barry Spa after the merger in July 1996.
Massimo Selmo assumed the role of Head of Global Sourcing in 1999, building a multicultural Global Sourcing team and embracing all direct (ingredients) and indirect spend. During these years, he promoted the creation of a market analysis team and leads a dedicated team sourcing sustainable ingredients. His passion for innovation is reflected in the continuous research of groundbreaking start-ups to collaborate with Barry Callebaut.
Since 2016, he has been a member of the Board of Directors of MassChallenge Switzerland, a global start-up accelerator founded and supported by some of the major players in the food business arena. He is also a member of the Board of Aloja Starkelsen, one of the largest producers of organic potato starch globally.
Massimo Selmo’s professional career began in 1992 with KPMG, Milan, Italy as senior auditor.
Massimo Selmo holds a master’s degree in Business Administration from Università Commerciale Luigi Bocconi Milan, Italy, has completed the LEAP Leadership Executive Advanced Program (INSEAD Singapore) from INSEAD Business School and is a registered chartered auditor.