Barry Callebaut has appointed Peter Feld as its new chief executive officer with immediate effect, as Peter Boone steps down for personal reasons.
Patrick De Maeseneire, chairman of Barry Callebaut’s board, thanked Boone for his more than ten years of service, noting that he is now setting up life closer to home “to spend more time with his family”.
Most recently, Feld held the CEO post at investment company Jacobs Holding, which according to Reuters, is Barry Callebaut’s biggest shareholder. He also previously served as chief executive at WMF Group, a premium cookware and professional coffee machine maker.
De Maeseneire said: “We are delighted that Peter Feld, a seasoned leader with over 30 years’ experience at top global consumer goods and services companies, is joining Barry Callebaut. His track record with international brands is exceptional. In addition, he has many years of experience in the food industry. This unique combination makes him the ideal person to further develop Barry Callebaut successfully with a focus on sustainable growth.”
Feld commented: “It is a great honour to assume responsibility as CEO of Barry Callebaut. Chocolate is a life-long passion, even more so as I started my career in the food industry. I am very much looking forward to bringing my leadership experience to Barry Callebaut and am excited about writing the next chapter of our success story together with the entire team.”
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