Pablo Perversi to leave Barry Callebaut

Pablo Perversi, Chief Innovation, Sustainability & Quality Officer, Global Head of Gourmet and member of the Executive Committee, has decided leave Barry Callebaut in order to pursue new career opportunities, effective September 1, 2022. Perversi has worked for the Barry Callebaut group for five years, and previously had worked for Unilever, so it will be interesting to see where he goes next.


Peter Boone, CEO of the Barry Callebaut Group, said: “I would like to thank Pablo for his energy, innovative mindset and leadership. Pablo has been a key contributor to our business growth in the past five years. Under his leadership our Gourmet business further evolved into a driver for profitable growth, we have landed groundbreaking innovations and have become a sustainability leader in the ESG rankings. I want to wish Pablo all the best in his future endeavors”.


Pablo Perversi’s successor is yet to be announced, but the Barry Callebaut group have confirmed that they will be announced in due course.


Steven Retzlaff, President Global Cocoa, will add the responsibility for the Group’s sustainability strategy to his portfolio as of September 1, 2022.


The Barry Callebaut Group serves the entire food industry, from industrial food manufacturers to artisanal and professional users of chocolate, such as chocolatiers, pastry chefs, bakers, hotels, restaurants or caterers. The global brands catering to the specific needs of these Gourmet customers are Callebaut and Cacao Barry, Carma, as well as the decorations specialist Mona Lisa. The Barry Callebaut Group is committed to make sustainable chocolate the norm by 2025 to help ensure future supplies of cocoa and improve farmer livelihoods. It supports the Cocoa Horizons Foundation in its goal to shape a sustainable cocoa and chocolate future.


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