Juergen Steinemann (1958) was elected to the Board of Directors of Barry Callebaut AG at the Annual General Meeting of Shareholders in December 2014. He had served as CEO since August 2009 and stepped down at the end of September 2015.
Before joining Barry Callebaut, Juergen Steinemann served as a member of the Executive Board of Nutreco and as Chief Operating Officer since October 2001. Nutreco is a leading global animal nutrition and aquaculture company, headquartered in the Netherlands. From 1999 to 2001, Juergen Steinemann served as CEO of Unilever’s former subsidiary Loders Croklaan, which produces and markets specialty oils and fats for the food industry.
Between 1990 and 1998, Juergen Steinemann was with the former Eridania Béghin-Say Group, where he held various senior positions in business-to-business marketing and sales, ultimately in the “Corporate Plan et Stratégie” unit at the head office in Paris. Next to the above, Juergen Steinemann is an entrepreneur who holds several invest-ments in the food and agri industry.
Juergen Steinemann currently serves as Chairman of the Supervisory Board of METRO AG, a major international retailing company, as Vice Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Big Dutchman AG and as a member of the Board of Directors of Lonza Group Ltd. Furthermore, he was recently elected as Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Bankiva B.V., the top holding of Plukon Food Group B.V., a leading player in the European poultry meat market, and he has also been elected as a member of the Advisory Board of Tower Brook Capital Partner.