Barry Callebaut AG – Change in the Executive Committee
Carole Le Meur, Chief Human Resources Officer and member of the Executive Committee, has decided to leave Barry Callebaut as per September 9, 2018 to attend a Senior Executive Program at a prime US University in the next months, before pursuing her career further.
Antoine de Saint-Affrique, CEO of the Barry Callebaut Group, said: “Also on behalf of the Board of Directors I would like to thank Carole Le Meur for her key contribution over the last two and a half years. Under her leadership, Human Resources has grown and transformed to become a full part of Barry Callebaut’s strategic agenda. Carole has built a solid foundation for HR in the areas of talent, reward, culture and diversity, which will take an important place in supporting our longer-term business strategy.”
Carole Le Meur’s succession will be announced in due course.
About Barry Callebaut Group:
With annual sales of about CHF 6.8 billion (EUR 6.3 billion / USD 6.9 billion) in fiscal year 2016/17, the Zurich-based Barry Callebaut Group is the world’s leading manufacturer of high-quality chocolate and cocoa products – from sourcing and processing cocoa beans to producing the finest chocolates, including chocolate fillings, decorations and compounds. The Group runs close to 60 production facilities worldwide and employs a diverse and dedicated global workforce of about 11,000 people.
The Barry Callebaut Group serves the entire food industry, from industrial food manufacturers to artisanal and professional users of chocolate, such as chocolatiers, pastry chefs, bakers, hotels, restaurants or caterers. The two global brands catering to the specific needs of these Gourmet customers are Callebaut® and Cacao Barry®.
The Barry Callebaut Group is committed to make sustainable chocolate the norm by 2025 to help ensure future supplies of cocoa and improve farmer livelihoods. It supports the Cocoa Horizons Foundation in its goal to shape a sustainable cocoa and chocolate future.