Mr. Patrick de Maeseneire is a Chairman at Barry Callebaut AG and a Chief Executive Officer at Jacobs Holding AG.
He is on the Board of Directors at Royal Ahold Delhaize NV.
He joined Jacobs Holding AG in November 2015 as Chief Executive Officer. Besides his function as CEO he also serves as Chairman of the portfolio company, Barry Callebaut AG and as member of the Board of Ahold Delhaize, a Dutch-Belgian international food retailer.
Prior to joining Jacobs Holding AG, he was CEO of Adecco S.A., the largest staffing company in the world and Barry Callebaut AG. Under his leadership, Barry Callebaut started its successful global expansion, which ultimately turned it into the global leader in chocolate and cocoa that it is today.
He started his professional career at Arthur Andersen Consulting followed by executive positions at Wang, Apple Computer and Sun International.
He holds a Master’s degree in Commercial Engineering from the Solvay Business School of Brussels University (VUB), and a special license in marketing management from Vlerick Leuven Gent Management School, Belgium.
He also completed studies in Business Management at the London Business School and INSEAD.