The Barry Callebaut board has appointed Masha Vis-Mertens as leader human assets officer (CHRO) and as member of the manager committee.

Ms Vis-Mertens, these days vice chairman operations & provide chain EMEA, is succeeding Isabelle Esser, who has made up our minds to pursue her occupation outdoor the Barry Callebaut Group.

Ms Vis-Mertens joined Barry Callebaut in 2012 as international company account supervisor operations & provide chain, assumed the function of worldwide company account director in 2014, effectively rising Barry Callebaut’s international partnerships.

In 2017 she Vis Mertens used to be appointed vice chairman human assets EMEA. In this function she fascinated with ability building and retention through making a extra collaborative tradition and a well-structured onboarding of recent workers. Since 2019 she has been vice chairman operations & provide chain EMEA. Before becoming a member of Barry Callebaut, she labored at Cargill in a number of provide chain roles. Ms Vis-Mertens holds a Bachelor’s level in French and Russian and a Master’s in European Studies from the University of Amsterdam, in addition to an Executive Master level from the University of Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium.
The board of administrators has appointed Massimo Selmo as leader procurement officer and as member of the manager committee. Mr Selmo, these days head of worldwide sourcing, would be the workforce’s first leader procurement officer within the government committee.

Mr Selmo has been with Barry Callebaut for 25 years, of which with reference to 23 years as head of worldwide sourcing. In this function, Mr Selmo contributed to the crowd’s strategic expansion pillar of value management. In make stronger of Forever Chocolate, Barry Callebaut’s plan to make sustainable chocolate the norm through 2025, he championed sustainable sourcing, leading to 61% of the crowd’s non-cocoa elements being sustainably sourced in fiscal yr 2019/20. Massimo Selmo joined Barry Callebaut in 1996, having up to now labored at KPMG as senior auditor. He holds a bachelor’s level in trade management from Bocconi University in Milan, Italy.

Peter Boone, leader government of the Barry Callebaut Group, mentioned: “I wish to thank Isabelle for her beneficial contributions to Barry Callebaut’s expansion over the last years. She reworked the HR serve as right into a trade partnering powerhouse, effectively development our ability building program and introducing our #OneBC dedication to construct a extra numerous and inclusive place of business, all of which can proceed to serve the crowd within the years yet to come.

“I warmly welcome Masha and Massimo to the executive committee of Barry Callebaut. Their longstanding and highly successful track record at Barry Callebaut, in combination with their diverse experience, will ensure a smooth transition, as well as continuity in the implementation of our growth strategy combined with fresh insights into its execution.”