Steven Retzlaff was appointed President Global Cocoa (until August 2013: Global Sourcing & Cocoa) and member of the Executive Committee of Barry Callebaut in January 2008. He has been assigned additional responsibility for the Group’s sustainability strategy as of September 2022.
He joined Barry Callebaut in 1996 and held various senior finance and general management positions with the company. Prior to joining Barry Callebaut, Steven Retzlaff worked for JMP Newcor AG as Director of European Finance and Operations.
He is a member of the Board of Directors of the European Cocoa Association and he is also a member of the Board of Directors of the World Cocoa Foundation.
Steven Retzlaff holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Whitman College, US.