Rogier van Sligter becomes Barry Callebaut’s EMEA President after Fleming’s exit

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Pic: Barry Callebaut Group
Pic: Barry Callebaut Group

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The Barry Callebaut Group has announced further changes to its executive committee following EMEA President Andrew Fleming’s sudden departure.

IN a release, the Group said the board has appointed Rogier van Sligter, currently Co-President EMEA (Europe, Middle East, Africa), sole President EMEA, effective 1 October, 2021, following Fleming’s decision to 'pursue new career opportunities outside the Barry Callebaut Group'.

Last month Barry Callebaut announced that Masha Vis-Mertens and Massimo Selmo will join its Executive Committee in the positions of Human Resources Director and Purchasing Director, respectively, from 1 October.

Peter Boone took over from of Antoine de Saint-Affrique as CEO of Barry Callebaut in September.

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Rogier Van Sligter. Pic: Barry Callebaut

Dutch national van Sligter (born 1973) joined Barry Callebaut in 2004 as account manager after a successful track record in different marketing roles for various companies.

I congratulate Rogier on his appointment as President EMEA, in which role he will continue to apply his considerable experience and deep business insights to further implement the plan for the continued growth of our largest Region​,” said Boone.

I want to thank Andrew for his invaluable contribution to Barry Callebaut’s growth over many years. In his 17 years with Barry Callebaut, Andrew played a vital role in growing our business, landing critical innovations, and securing our largest customers. Andrew championed the further expansion of our EMEA business into emerging markets and into more value-adding categories in support of smart growth, and with great success.​”

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