06/09/2023 | Industry, International

New leadership setup at Barry Callebaut

Barry Callebaut will create new global responsibilities within the enabling functions Finance, HR, and Technology to further improve processes, and launch a Customer Supply & Development organization with an experienced leadership team to drive this key area for the customers.  

The Executive Committee will be reduced to six from the current nine members. New members will be: Peter Vanneste, joining on November 1, 2023, as Chief Financial Officer, Jutta Suchanek, joining on October 1, 2023, as Chief People & Diversity Officer, and Dr Clemens Woehrle, joining on October 1, 2023, as Chief Customer Supply & Development Officer.

Jo Thys, currently Chief Operations Officer, will assume accountability as President Operations Strategy & Innovation, reporting to Woehrle. In addition, current CFO Ben De Schryver will return to a commercial role and assume responsibility for the North America regional division as Regional President. Vamsi Mohan Thati will become Regional President for the APAC, Middle East & Africa region. All regions will report directly to the CEO.

Steve Woolley, President & CEO Americas, Masha Vis-Mertens, CHRO, and Rogier van Sligter, President EMEA, have decided to pursue new endeavors outside of Barry Callebaut.