People: Barry Callebaut AG (BARN.S)

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11 Jul 2014
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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Andreas Jacobs

51 2009 Non-Executive Chairman of the Board

Juergen Steinemann

55 2009 Member of the Executive Committee, Chief Executive Officer

Andreas Schmid

56 2005 Non-Executive Vice Chairman of the Board

Victor Balli

56 2009 Member of the Executive Committee, Chief Financial Officer

Dirk Poelman

52 2012 Chief Operating Officer, Member of the Executive Committee

Steven Vandamme

Chief Information Officer

Roland Maurhofer

General Counsel, Corporate Secretary

Peter Boone

43 2013 Member of the Executive Committee, Chief Innovation & Quality Officer

Massimo Garavaglia

47 2009 Member of the Executive Committee, President Western Europe

David Johnson

58 2009 Member of the Executive Committee, Chief Executive Officer and President Americas

Steven Retzlaff

50 2009 Member of the Executive Committee, President Global Sourcing and Cocoa

Fernando Aguirre

57 2013 Director

Jakob Baer

70 2010 Director

Nicolas Jacobs

31 2012 Director

Timothy Minges

55 2013 Director

Ajai Puri

60 2011 Director

James Donald

60 2008 Non-Executive Director

Evelyn Nassar

Head of Investor Relations

Biographies

Name Description

Andreas Jacobs

Mr. Andreas Jacobs has been Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors of Barry Callebaut AG since October 2009. He has been Non-Executive Member of the Board since 2003 and Chairman since December 2005. From June 2009 until August 2009, he served as Interim Chief Executive Officer of the Company. Since 1992, Mr. Jacobs has been Independent Entrepreneur with a stake in several companies, including Minibar AG, Baar, and Acentic GMBH, among others, plus minority interests in several other companies. From 1991 to 1993, Mr. Jacobs served as Consultant and Project Manager at The Boston Consulting Group in Muenchen, Germany. He has also been Chairman of Jacobs Holding AG, Chairman of Infront Sports & Media AG and Member of the Board of Adecco SA. Mr. Jacobs studied Law at Albert-Ludwigs-Universitaet Freiburg im Breisgau, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet Muenchen and Universite de Montpellier and subsequently obtained a Postgraduate degree in European Competition Law from Albert-Ludwigs-Universitaet Freiburg (the University of Freiburg) im Breisgau. Afterwards he obtained an MBA degree from INSEAD in Fontainebleau.

Juergen Steinemann

Mr. Juergen B. Steinemann has been Chief Executive Officer and Member of the Executive Committee (before November 2009 known as Senior Management Team) of Barry Callebaut AG since November 2009. Prior to that, he served as Member of the Senior Management Team and Chief Executive Officer of the Company from August 1, 2009. Before joining the Company, he served as Member of the Executive Board of Nutreco and as Chief Operating Officer since October 2001. From 1999 till 2001, he served as Chief Executive Officer of Unilever's former subsidiary Loders Croklaan. From 1990 till 1998, he served at former Eridania Beghin-Say Group, where he held various senior positions in business-to-business marketing and sales, ultimately in the Corporate Plan et Strategie unit at the Head Office in Paris, France. He graduated from Economics/Business studies at European Business School in Wiesbaden, Germany, London and Paris in 1985.

Andreas Schmid

Mr. Andreas Schmid has been Non-Executive Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of Barry Callebaut AG since December 2005. He is Member of the Audit, Finance, Risk, Quality & Compliance Committee at the Company. He served as Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors from June 1, 2002 till December 2005. He also served as Chairman of the Board, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company from 1999 till June 1, 2002. He joined the Company's Board in 1997. He was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Jacobs Holding AG in 1997. He started his career at Union Bank of Switzerland in 1984. Following a position as Assistant to a Swiss industrialist, he served as Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of Kopp Plastics (Pty) Ltd in South Africa from 1989 till 1992. He then served at Jacobs Group in various staff and line functions until 1993. From 1993 till 1997, he served as President of Moevenpick Consumer Goods Division and Member of the worldwide Group Executive Board of Management. From 2002 till 2006, he served as Chairman of the Board of Kuoni Travel Holding AG. He also served as Member of the Board of Adecco SA, from 1999 till 2004, and as Member of the Advisory Board of Credit Suisse Group from 2001 till 2007. Mr. Schmid has been Executive Chairman of Oettinger Davidoff Group, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Flughafen ZurichAG and gategroup Holding AG and Member of the Board of Directors of Karl Steiner AG. He holds a Master’s degree in law and studied economics at the Universitaet Zurich.

Victor Balli

Mr. Victor Balli has been Chief Financial Officer and Member of the Executive Committee (before November 2009 known as Senior Management Team) of Barry Callebaut AG since November 2009. Prior to that, he served as Member of the Senior Management Team and Chief Financial Officer of the Company from February 2007. Prior to that, he had been working for Minibar since 1996. He began his career at Minibar as Chief Financial Officer and additionally held the position of Chief Executive Officer EMEA as of 2005. During this time, he also served as Chief Financial Officer and Board Member of several Niantic group companies. From 1991 to 1995, he has worked as Principal with Adinvest AG. From 1989 to 1991, Mr. Balli has served as Director of Corporate Finance with Marc Rich & Co. Holding in Zug, Switzerland. He started his professional career in 1985, working as Financial Analyst and Business Development Manager at EniChem International SA in Zuerich and Milan. Mr. Balli holds a Masters degree in Economics from Universitaet St. Gallen and a Masters degree as Chemical Engineer from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich (Eidgenoessische Technische Hochschule Zuerich).

Dirk Poelman

Mr. Dirk Poelman has been Chief Operating Officer and Member of the Executive Committee (before November 2009 known as Senior Management Team) at Barry Callebaut AG since December 3, 2012. From June 12, 2012 till December 3, 2012 he served as Chief Operating Officer, Member of the Executive Committee and Chief Innovation Officer ad interim at the Company. Prior to that, Mr. Poelman acted as Chief Operating Officer (COO) and Member of the Executive Committee of the Company from November 2009. He became Copmany's COO in September 2006. Since 1984, he has been working with Callebaut in various positions and countries: first as Engineering Manager, then as Production Manager, Operations Director and Chief Manufacturing Officer. In 1997, he became Executive Vice President Operations responsible for the operations of the total Group and Member of the Senior Management Team. In 2004, he was appointed Vice President Operations and Research & Development.

Steven Vandamme

Roland Maurhofer

Peter Boone

Mr. Peter Boone is Member of the Executive Committee and Chief Innovation & Quality Officer at Barry Callebaut AG. He was appointed to the position of Chief Innovation Officer and Member of the Executive Committee at Barry Callebaut AG as of December 3, 2012 and also assumed responsibility for Quality as of June 24, 2013. From November 2010 to December 2012, Mr. Boone worked with Unilever as Chief Marketing Officer responsible for Australia and New Zealand. He was a member of the regional executive board. In his function as Chief Marketing Officer (CMO), he was responsible for the marketing of all brands in all categories in Australia and New Zealand. Mr. Boone started his career at the Information Services division of ITT Corp., where he worked in various marketing roles. In 1996, he joined Unilever as a Strategy Analyst at the Head Office in Rotterdam (The Netherlands). Mr. Boone also held other positions at Unilever such as Global Vice President Spreads & Cooking Products Category, Global Vice President Brand Development at the Unilever Headquarters in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, and Vice President Marketing & Sales Latin America Foods Solutions based in Sao Paulo, Brazil. He holds a Doctorate in Business Administration (PhD) from the Erasmus University in Rotterdam (Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam).

Massimo Garavaglia

Mr. Massimo Garavaglia has been Member of the Executive Committee and President of Western Europe at Barry Callebaut AG since November 2009. Prior to that, he served as Member of the Senior Management Team and President of Western Europe at the Company from June 1, 2009. Prior to this position, he served as Member of the Senior Management Team and President Americas, from September 2006 till May 1, 2009. He also served as Member of the Senior Management Team and President of Food Manufacturers from September 10, 2004 till September 2006. He was also co-responsible for Americas until August 2009. From 1990 till 1992, he served as Sales Manager for an Italian food products importer. He joined Callebaut Italia SpA in 1992, and has served as Country Manager for Italy. After the merger between that company and Cacao Barry in 1996, he was the Company's Country Manager for Italy until 2003. From 2003 until September 2004, he has served as Manager Mediterranean Countries/Middle East/Eastern Europe. He holds a Masters degree in Economics and Business Administration from Universita Bocconi in Milan, Italy.

David Johnson

Mr. David S. (Dave) Johnson has been Member of the Executive Committee (before November 2009 known as Senior Management Team) and Chief Executive Officer and President Americas of Barry Callebaut AG since November 2009. Prior to that, he served as Member of the Senior Management Team and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and President Americas at the Company from May 1, 2009. Before joining the Company, he served as Chief Executive Officer and Member of the Board of Michael Foods Inc. From 1986 till 2006, he served at Kraft Foods Global Inc, where he held several senior positions in different divisions, including marketing, strategy, operations, procurement and general management. His last position was President Kraft North America and Corporate Officer Kraft Foods Global Inc. He started his career at RJR Nabisco in 1980. He holds both a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Business from the University of Wisconsin.

Steven Retzlaff

Mr. Steven Retzlaff has been Member of the Executive Committee (before November 2009 known as Senior Management Team) and President Global Sourcing and Cocoa of Barry Callebaut AG since November 2009. Prior to that, he served as Member of the Senior Management Team and President of Global Sourcing & Cocoa at the Company from January 2008. Mr. Retzlaff started his career in 1987 at KPMG Peat Marwick in San Francisco, the United States, as Auditor. From 1990 to 1993, he worked as Supervising Audit Senior and Audit Manager for KPMG Fides in Zuerich, Switzerland. He then joined JMP Newcor AG in Zug, Switzerland, as Director of European Finance and Operations, where he worked for three years. Mr. Retzlaff joined Barry Callebaut AG as Chief Financial Officer of Barry Callebaut Sourcing AG in 1996. From 1999 to 2001, he served as Chief Financial Officer Swiss Operations (Barry Callebaut Sourcing AG and Barry Callebaut Switzerland AG). From 2001 to 2003, he served as Chief Financial Officer of the business unit Cocoa, Sourcing & Risk Management and, from 2003 to 2004, he worked as the Cocoa Division Head. In 2004, he was appointed President Sourcing & Cocoa and Member of the Senior Management Team. From September 2006 until January 2008, he focused on developing the Group's global compound business. Mr. Retzlaff is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Whitman College (Pricetown University). He also studied at the Institute of European Studies in Madrid and at Institut Europeen d'Administration des Affaires (INSEAD) in Fontainebleau.

Fernando Aguirre

Mr. Fernando Aguirre is Member of the Boards of Director at Barry Callebaut AG since April 22, 2013. He serves as Member of the Nomination and Compensation Committee at the Company. In his career, he served as the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Chiquita Brands International Inc. from 2004 until 2012. Prior to Chiquita, Mr. Aguirre worked in various management positions for more than 23 years at The Procter & Gamble Co, such as President of Special Projects, President of the Global Feminine Care business unit, Vice President of Global Snacks and U.S. Food Products business units, Vice President of Laundry & Cleaning Products, Latin America and Regional Vice President, Latin America, North. At present, Mr. Aguirre is a consultant to Chiquita. In addition, he is Member of the Board of Directors of Levi Strauss & Co. where he serves on the Audit Committee and chairs the Finance Committee and the Nominating, Governance & Corporate Citizenship Committee. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of Aetna Inc, where he is a member of the Audit Committee and a member of the Medical Affairs Committee. He also served as a member of the Board of Directors of Coca Cola Enterprises from 2005 to 2010 and as a member of the International Board of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation from 2006 to 2012 and he was recently named as Advisory Council of the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art in Charlotte, North Carolina. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville and earned Harvard Business School graduate status in 2009.

Jakob Baer

Dr. Jakob Baer has acted as Member of the Board of Directors at Barry Callebaut AG since December 7, 2010. He has been Chairman of the Audit, Finance, Risk, Quality & Compliance Committee at the Company since December 8, 2011. He started his career in 1971 at the Federal Finance Administration. From 1975 until 1991, he was with Fides Group where he held different positions (as Consultant, Head of Legal Department, Branch Office Manager Zurich, Member of the Division Management Advisory Services). In 1991/1992, Dr. Baer was heading in planning and executing the management buy-out of the Advisory Services unit of Fides Group, which became part of KPMG Switzerland. He was Member of the Executive Committee of KPMG Switzerland from 1992 until 1994. From 1994 to 2004, he held the position of Chief Executive Officer of KPMG Switzerland, and was a member of KPMG’s European and International Leadership Boards. Dr. Baer served as Member of the Board of Directors of Adecco from 2004 until April 2012. He has been Board Member of Swiss Re, Rieter Holding AG, Allreal Holding AG, IFBC AG and Chairman of Stauubli Holding AG. He was admitted to the bar in 1971, and obtained a doctorate degree in law (Dr. iur.) from the Universitaet Berne.

Nicolas Jacobs

Mr. Nicolas Jacobs is Member of the Boards of Director at Barry Callebaut AG since December 5, 2012. He serves as Member of the Nomination and Compensation Committee at the Company. He started his career at Goldman Sachs in 2006. In 2007, he joined Barry Callebaut AG as a Trader in the Global Sourcing & Cocoa business unit. In 2008, he was assigned to Barry Callebaut Brazil as Project Leader Strategic Projects Brazil and was then responsible for the cocoa and the chocolate operations of South America. In 2011, Mr. Jacobs joined Burger King Corporation as a Senior Director for Global M&A and Development, with responsibilities for strategic projects and the expansion of Burger King within EMEA. Mr. Jacobs has been a Board Member of Jacobs Holding AG since 2008. Mr. Jacobs holds a Master’s degree in law from the University of Zurich and obtained a Master of Business Administration from INSEAD in Fontainebleau.

Timothy Minges

Mr. Timothy Edward Minges is Member of the Boards of Director at Barry Callebaut AG since April 22, 2013. He is Member of the Audit, Finance, Risk, Quality & Compliance Committee at the Company. He is currently Senior Vice President Strategic Business Initiatives, PepsiCo North America Beverages and a member of PepsiCo’s Executive Committee. He has been working with PepsiCo for the past 30 years and was, until 2013, responsible for the entire PepsiCo portfolio throughout greater China. He joined PepsiCo in 1983 in the finance department of Frito-Lay North America and was promoted to a series of roles in finance, sales and general management. Mr. Minges moved to Asia in 1994 as General Manager of Frito-Lay Thailand and later assumed a series of roles, including President Asia-Pacific 1999–2003. Mr. Minges also serves on the Board of Tingyi-Asahi Beverage Holding Co Ltd and on the Strategic Advisory Board of L Capital Asia Fund. He was a member of the Board of Calbee Foods Japan, as well as two listed companies, Pepsi-Cola Philippines and Serm Suk Thailand. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, and has completed the Pepsi Executive Development Program at Yale School of Management.

Ajai Puri

Dr. Ajai Puri has been Member of the Board Directors of Barry Callebaut AG since December 8, 2011. He serves as Member of the Nomination and Compensation Committee at the Company. He is Member of the Supervisory Board of Nutreco N.V. Additionally, he serves as a Non-Executive Director on the Board of Britannia Industries Limited (Bangalore, India). He has experience in the fields of Management, Marketing and Manufacturing, and Product Safety, among others, which he gained during his assignments with the companies Cadbury Schweppes PLC, The Minute Maid Company / The Coca-Cola Company and latest with Royal Numico N.V.. During his career Mr. Puri held a variety of positions of global scope including that of Senior Vice President Technical (Science and Technology) at The Minute Maid Co and President Research, Development and Product Integrity at Royal Numico in the Netherlands. He is furthermore co-founder of P.A.N.I. He holds a Ph.D. degree in Food Science from the Universtiy of Maryland and an MBA degree from the Crummer Business School, Rollins College, Florida.

James Donald

Mr. James (Jim) L. Donald has been Non-Executive Director of Barry Callebaut AG since December 4, 2008. He was Member of the Nomination and Compensation Committee at the Company and has been its Chairman since December 8, 2011. He was President and Chief Executive Officer of Haggen Inc from September 2009 to March 2011. He also serves as Member of the Board of Rite Aid Corporation. He was President and Chief Executive Officer of Starbucks Corporation from April 2005 till January 2008. From October 2002 till March 2005, he served as President of Starbucks, North America. From October 1996 till October 2002, he acted as Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Pathmark Stores Inc. Prior to that position, he held a variety of senior management positions with Albertson's Inc, Safeway Inc and Wal-Mart Stores Inc. He graduated with a Bachelors degree in Business Administration from Century University in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Evelyn Nassar

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