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Barry Callebaut Names New CEO

April 5, 2023
Peter Feld has led global investment, market research and other consumer goods and services companies in the past 30 years.

Swiss chocolate and cocoa producer Barry Callebaut Group has announced that Peter Feld will become the company’s new CEO effective immediately, as Peter Boone steps down from the role for personal reasons.

Feld joins Barry Callebaut from global investment firm Jacobs Holding, where he was also CEO, and he has more than 30 years of experience at global consumer goods and services companies,. Feld led market-research company GfK as well as WMF Group, a premium cookware and professional automatic coffee machine manufacturer. He has leadership experience at Procter & Gamble, Johnson & Johnson and Beiersdorf, and is a former vice president of the German Brands Association.

About the Author

Andy Hanacek | Senior Editor

Andy Hanacek has covered meat, poultry, bakery and snack foods as a B2B editor for nearly 20 years, and has toured hundreds of processing plants and food companies, sharing stories of innovation and technological advancement throughout the food supply chain. In 2018, he won a Folio:Eddie Award for his unique "From the Editor's Desk" video blogs, and he has brought home additional awards from Folio and ASBPE over the years. In addition, Hanacek led the Meat Industry Hall of Fame for several years and was vice president of communications for We R Food Safety, a food safety software and consulting company.

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