Board
of Directors

The Board of Directors is ultimately responsible for the policies and management of the Company.

The Board of Directors establishes the strategic, accounting, organiza­tio­nal and financing policies to be followed, and appoints the Executive Committee, to which the Board of Directors has delegated the operational management of the Company. Besides its non-transferable and inalienable duties pursuant to Swiss corporate law, the Board of Directors has retained certain competencies as set forth in the Company’s Internal Regulations and in a detailed tabular Annex thereto, both of which are publicly accessible on the website of Barry Callebaut. As set forth in the company’s Articles of Incorporation, no Member of the Board of Directors may hold more than 15 additional mandates, of which no more than five may be in stock-exchange-listed companies.

Barry Callebaut's Board of Directors consists of eight non-executive members. Each Director was elected by the shareholders of Barry Callebaut AG at the Annual General Meeting of Shareholders 2019 for a term of office of one year and may be reelected for successive terms.

The composition of the Board of Directors of Barry Callebaut AG as of December 12, 2019, is as follows:

Name Nationality Function Member since
Patrick De Maeseneire Belgian Chairman 2015
Markus R. Neuhaus Swiss Vice-Chairman 2018
Fernando Aguirre Mexican/American Director 2013
Suja Chandrasekaran Indian/Australian/USA Director 2018
Angela Wei Dong Chinese Director 2018
Nicolas Jacobs Swiss Director 2012
Elio Leoni Sceti Italian Director 2017
Timothy E. Minges American Director 2013

Name

Patrick De Maeseneire

Nationality

Belgian

Function

Chairman

Member since

2015

Name

Markus R. Neuhaus

Nationality

Swiss

Function

Vice-Chairman

Member since

2018

Name

Fernando Aguirre

Nationality

Mexican/American

Function

Director

Member since

2013

Name

Suja Chandrasekaran

Nationality

Indian/Australian/USA

Function

Director

Member since

2018

Name

Angela Wei Dong

Nationality

Chinese

Function

Director

Member since

2018

Name

Nicolas Jacobs

Nationality

Swiss

Function

Director

Member since

2012

Name

Elio Leoni Sceti

Nationality

Italian

Function

Director

Member since

2017

Name

Timothy E. Minges

Nationality

American

Function

Director

Member since

2013

Patrick De Maeseneire

Patrick De Maeseneire

Patrick De Maeseneire (1957) was appointed Chairman of the Board of Barry Callebaut AG in December 2016. He had served as Vice President of the Board since 2015.

Markus Neuhaus

Markus R. Neuhaus

Markus R. Neuhaus (1958, Swiss national) was elected to the Board of Directors of Barry Callebaut AG as Director at the Annual General Meeting of the Shareholders in December 2018. In December 2019, he was elected Vice-Chairman of the Board. Mr. Neuhaus also chairs the Audit, Finance, Risk, Quality & Compliance Committee (AFRQCC).

Fernando Aguirre

Fernando Aguirre

Fernando Aguirre (1957, Mexican/American national) was elected  to the Board of Directors of Barry Callebaut AG as Director at the Annual General Meeting of the Shareholders in December 2013.

Suja Chandrasekaran

Suja Chandrasekaran

Suja Chandrasekaran (Australian, Indian, US national) was elected to the Board of Directors of Barry Callebaut AG as Director at the Annual General Meeting of the Shareholders in December 2018.

Angela Wei Dong

Angela Wei Dong

Angela Wei Dong (1973, Chinese national) was elected to the Board of Directors of Barry Callebaut AG as Director at the Annual General Meeting of the Shareholders in December 2018.

Nicolas Jacobs

Nicolas Jacobs

Nicolas Jacobs (1982, Swiss national) was elected  to the Board of Directors of Barry Callebaut AG as Director at the Annual General Meeting of the Shareholders in December 2012.

Elio Leoni Sceti

Elio Leoni Sceti

Elio Leoni Sceti (1966, Italian national) was elected  to the Board of Directors of Barry Callebaut AG as Director at the Annual General Meeting of the Shareholders in December 2017.

Timothy Minges

Timothy E. Minges

Timothy E. Minges (1958, American national) was elected  to the Board of Directors of Barry Callebaut AG as Director at the Annual General Meeting of the Shareholders in December 2013.

Get in Touch

Your Barry Callebaut Group Contacts

Christiaan Prins
Head of External Affairs
+41 43 204 03 76
Claudia Pedretti
Head of Investor Relations
+41 43 204 04 23