After a long and successful career with Barry Callebaut, of which nearly 16 years on the Executive Committee, Massimo Garavaglia, President EMEA, will leave Barry Callebaut effective April 30, 2020. He will be proposed as Director and Chief Executive Officer of De’Longhi S.p.A., a leading international home appliances and coffee machine company headquartered in Italy, with brands such as De’Longhi, Kenwood, Braun and Ariete, subject to the approval by its Ordinary Shareholders meeting of April 22.
The Board of Directors and the Executive Committee of Barry Callebaut would like to express their sincere gratitude to Massimo Garavaglia for his tremendous contribution to Barry Callebaut’s growth journey, his strong leadership as well as his exceptional customer focus. The Board of Directors has appointed Andrew Fleming, VP Global Accounts, and Rogier van Sligter, VP EEMEA, in a dual leadership as Co-Presidents EMEA and members of the Executive Committee, effective May 1, 2020. According to the company, this dual leadership structure of two senior in-house managers with a long and proven track record will secure a smooth transition, guarantee continuity and create a strong basis for continued profitable growth of Region EMEA.