Annual General Meeting 2017 of Barry Callebaut AG
The ordinary Annual General Meeting 2017 of Barry Callebaut AG, the world’s leading manufacturer of 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. 1,174 shareholders attended the meeting, representing 4,575,977 shares and equaling 83.37% 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 Elio Leoni Sceti as new Board member.
The Board of Directors also honored the two Board members who had decided to step down: Andreas Schmid, who retired after 20 years on the Board of Barry Callebaut, of which six years as Chairman, and three years also CEO, and nine years as Vice-Chairman, as well as Wai Ling Liu, member of the Board since 2014. The Board of Directors expressed its sincere gratitude to Andreas Schmid for his passion for Barry Callebaut and his outstanding contribution to the development of the company over so many years, and also thanked Wai Ling Liu warmly for her valuable contribution on strategic topics such as market and talent development.