Barry Callebaut has announced that Massimo Garavaglia, president EMEA, will leave the company effective April 30, for another career opportunity. Barry Callebaut’s board of directors has appointed Andrew Fleming, vice president of global accounts, and Rogier van Sligter, vice president of EEMEA, in a dual leadership role as co-presidents EMEA and members of the executive committee, effective May 1.

“Andrew Fleming has been instrumental in securing some of Barry Callebaut’s largest global outsourcing agreements, delivering several M&A projects, and launching key innovations such as Ruby, the fourth type of chocolate,” stated the company in a press release. “Rogier van Sligter has been driving the rapid growth of Barry Callebaut’s business in EEMEA [Eastern Europe, Middle East, and Africa] and expansion into new markets and was responsible for M&A projects such as the recent acquisition of Inforum in Russia.”

Fleming joined Barry Callebaut in 2004 and previously worked for ABF Associated British Foods and Classic Couverture, an independent chocolate company. At Barry Callebaut, Fleming has held various management roles, including managing director UK, vice president Global Beverages Division, and, most recently, vice president of global accounts. He holds a BS in food chemistry from the University of Lancaster.

Van Sligter joined Barry Callebaut in 2004 as a sales manager after working in different marketing roles for various companies. In 2008, he became sales director Benelux & Scandinavia. From 2012 to 2016, he served as vice president of Europe North before being promoted to vice president EEMEA in 2016. He holds a master’s degree in international management from Haarlem Business School.

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