Barry Callebaut`s Board of Directors has appointed Masha Vis-Mertens as Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO) and as member of the Executive Committee, effective October 1, 2021. Also effective October 1, the Board of Directors has appointed Massimo Selmo as Chief Procurement Officer and as member of the Executive Committee.
Vis-Mertens (born 1971, Dutch national), currently Vice President Operations & Supply Chain EMEA, is succeeding Isabelle Esser, who has decided to pursue her career outside the Barry Callebaut Group. Vis-Mertens joined Barry Callebaut in 2012 as Global Corporate Account Manager Operations & Supply Chain, assuming the role of Global Corporate Account Director in 2014. Since 2019 she has been Vice President Operations & Supply Chain EMEA. Before joining Barry Callebaut she worked at Cargill in a variety of supply chain roles.
Selmo (born 1965, Italian and Swiss national), currently Head of Global Sourcing, will be the Group’s first ever Chief Procurement Officer in the Executive Committee. He has been with Barry Callebaut for 25 years, of which close to 23 years as Head of Global Sourcing. In support of Forever Chocolate, Barry Callebaut’s plan to make sustainable chocolate the norm by 2025, he championed sustainable sourcing. Selmo joined Barry Callebaut in 1996, having previously worked at KPMG as Senior Auditor.