Barry Callebaut AG, the world’s leading manufacturer of high-quality chocolate and cocoa products, announced today it has appointed Carole Le Meur as the Group’s new Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO) effective April 1, 2016 (see also separate CV). In her function, Mrs Le Meur will be a member of the Executive Committee (ExCo) of the company. She will report directly to the CEO of Barry Callebaut, Antoine de Saint-Affrique.
Antoine de Saint-Affrique, CEO of Barry Callebaut, said: “We are excited that Carole Le Meur is joining us and to have her on the Executive Committee. Good talent and talent development is more than ever at the heart of our company's success. Carole comes with an enormous depth and diversity of HR expertise, coupled with business experience, which made her the ideal candidate to push our global HR strategy forward.”
Carole Le Meur is joining Barry Callebaut from Baxter Healthcare Inc. (listed at NYSE:BAX, headquartered in Chicago, USA) where she has worked since 2008. From 2008-2013 she served as Vice President Human Resources EMEA based in Zurich, Switzerland, before relocating to Singapore where she was Vice President Human Resources APAC and Vice President Human Resources Intercontinental for Baxalta Inc prior to the spin-off from Baxter International.
From 2002-2008 Carole Le Meur held several Global VP HR positions at Aventis (now Sanofi Pasteur), a leading European healthcare company. Prior to this, she worked as an Executive Search consultant in Healthcare and FMCG. Carole Le Meur started her career in Marketing FMCG with ICI Paints/Dulux, after which she served in Sales and Marketing positions at Procter & Gamble Pharmaceuticals for seven years.
Carole Le Meur holds a Master in Management from EM LYON Business School with a Major in International Affairs, as well as an Executive Master in Consulting and Coaching for Change from INSEAD and has completed executive programs at HEC and the Kellogg business school.