Fabien Simon (French), is CEO of JDE Peet’s. Previously he was a Non-Executive Director and was responsible for leading the successful IPO on the Euronext Amsterdam stock exchange in May 2020. He also serves as chairman of JAB’s pet care platform. Previously, he was a Partner and the CFO of JAB.
Between August 2014 and January 2019, he was the CFO of JDE, during which time he led its M&A strategy and multiple large-scale integrations. Prior to JDE, he spent 13 years at Mars Inc, holding various finance leadership roles, including Asia Pacific CFO, Vice President and CFO Petcare Europe and Finance Director Europe. Fabien also spent eight years at Valeo in a variety of leadership roles, including Finance Director.
He holds a Master's degree in Finance and Economics from the University of Picardie Jules Verne, Amiens and a Chartered Accountant Certificate. He lives in Amsterdam with his wife and three children.
Scott Gray (American) currently serves as CFO of JDE Peets. Prior to joining JDE Peets, he spent more than a decade in increasingly important roles in finance at Anheuser-Busch InBev (ABInBev), most recently as Vice President, Global Treasury and Risk Management. In this role, Mr. Gray led ABInBev’s global treasury organization with responsibilities that included capital structure, funding, currency, commodity, equity and interest rate exposure, pensions, insurance, bank relations, fixed-income investor relations, and rating agency relations.
Prior to this role, Mr. Gray was Vice President Finance for the European Operations and Vice President for Global Procurement Operations, both based in Belgium. He also served as Global Director, Funding and Financial Markets out of New York for the company.
Prior to ABInBev, Mr. Gray worked as a Vice President for Deutsche Bank Securities in their Financial Institutions Group. He spent six years with GMAC where he began his career, moving into a role as a Senior Manager/Senior Analyst for Capital Markets and Derivatives before leaving to join Deutsche Bank.
Mr. Gray is a graduate of Wake Forest University and received his MBA from the Moore School of Business at the University of South Carolina.
President CPG Europe
Oswald Barckhahn is the President, CPG Europe of the Group. He was appointed to his role in 2016. He has over 25 years of experience within the FMCG industry. Prior to joining the Group, he worked 13 years for PepsiCo, Inc. (PepsiCo) across North America, Europe and Latin America. Most recently, he was the President for North America Nutrition responsible for Gatorade, Quaker Foods, Tropicana and Naked Juice. Prior to PepsiCo, he worked nine years in Marketing for Procter & Gamble across Europe and Latin America where he held several Regional Marketing Director positions. He holds a degree in Business Administration and Economics from the University of Zurich.
Lara Brans (Dutch) is President of APAC. She was appointed to her role in 2019. She has over 28 years of experience within the FMCG industry.
She initially joined the group in 1998, where she was responsible for setting up its Coffee Service Unit for major events in The Netherlands, before leading its Dutch Coffee Care Unit supporting small and medium businesses.
In 2004, she became Marketing Director, APAC Sara Lee responsible for the health and body care categories, before assuming the General Management position in the Australia and New Zealand coffee business in 2008. In 2015, she was appointed General Manager for Brazil, one of the Group's largest markets by revenue, before assuming her current role on the executive leadership team.
She holds a degree in Business Economics from the Erasmus University of Rotterdam and is an accredited company director (GAICD Australian Institute of Company Directors). Today, she is based out of our Singapore regional headquarters.
Vice President RD&O
Chris Brighton is the Vice President, Research & Development and Operations of the Group. He was appointed to his role in 2019, having originally joined the Group in 2015 as Director Manufacturing Integration and Engineering. Previously, he held a number of roles at Mondelēz International ranging from Research Engineer to Business Development and Engineering Director EU Coffee. He holds a BA in Chemical Engineering from Corpus Christi College, Cambridge.
Shawn Conway is the Chief Executive Officer of Peet's. He was appointed to his role in 2020, having originally joined the Group in 2010. He served as the Chief Operating Officer of Peet's between November 2012 and December 2019. Prior to this role, he served as the Chief Supply Chain Officer of Peet's from 2010. Before joining Peet's, he was Senior Vice President of Operations at SKYY Spirits LLC, a subsidiary of Davide Campari-Milano S.p.A., Chief Financial Officer and Vice President of Operations for Gateway Learning Corporation, General Manager of New Ventures at Dreyer's Grand Ice Cream Holdings, Inc., and held several finance-related positions at the Clorox Company. He holds a BSc in Commerce from Santa Clara University.
Tatiana Efremova is the President, LARMEA. She was appointed to this role in 2020. She has over 20 years of experience in the FMCG industry. She originally joined the group in 2015 as the General Manager for Russia and under her leadership the company has achieved strong year-on-year growth and grew share in the Russian coffee market. Prior to joining the Group, Tatiana served as General Category Manager of Beverages for Mondelēz International. She began her career at Procter & Gamble where she served in a number of roles, including Commercial Director for Russia, Ukraine and Belarus. She is a graduate from the Lomonosov Moscow State University and is today based out of the JDE Peet’s Moscow office in Russia.
JOHAN VAN GOSSUM
Chief HR Officer
Johan Van Gossum is the Chief HR Officer of the Group. He was appointed to this role in 2020.
Prior to JDE Peet’s, Johan spent 15 years gaining valuable experience in a variety of leadership positions across HR, Finance, Sales, M&A and IT at ABinBev including time as VP FP&A, VP People Continuity, VP Global Transformation and VP People Europe/ International.
Earlier in his career, he worked for Accenture on various assignments across Europe and the United States focused on organisational design, culture building and financial performance management.
He holds a Master of Business Administration from Vlerick Leuven-Gent Management School and a Master of Law from Katholieke Universiteit Leuven.
CHIEF MARKETING OFFICER
Fiona Hughes (Australian) is the Chief Marketing Officer of JDE Peet’s
Fiona has more than 20 years of international marketing and brand experience for leading FMCG companies. She has a proven track record of leading brands and teams to win through transformative marketing strategies, brand building and innovation delivery.
Fiona previously served as the CMO for JDE (2013-2019) where she reshaped the global brand vision, strategy and innovation maps for the portfolio of brands. She played a fundamental role in the establishment of the company’s global brand portfolio now available in over 100 countries.
Fiona holds a Bachelor of Business (Marketing) and Arts (Japanese) from Swinburne University in Melbourne. She has lived and worked in Australia, Japan, UK, Belgium and the Netherlands.
Satya-Christophe Menard (French) is the President, Out-of-Home. He was appointed to his role in 2021. Prior to joining JDE Peet’s, he served as CEO of Schools & Universities Worldwide for Sodexo. In that role, he led the growth of one of their biggest client categories which operates in 42 countries and employed up to 86,000 staff. Since joining the B2B service industry in 1998 he has served in various Sodexo leadership positions including time as CEO Services and Operations Worldwide, CEO South & Central America, in addition to various other General Management postings throughout Europe. He began his professional career in 1992 at BNP Paribas Bank in Montreal, before moving to France in 1994. He holds a Master’s degree in finance from Paris X Nanterre University, and a Bachelor’s Degree in management from Paris IX Dauphine University. He is fluent in French, English, Spanish and Portuguese.
GROUP GENERAL COUNSEL AND COMPANY SECRETARY
Anne-Marie Poliquin is the Group General Counsel and Company Secretary. She joined the Group in 2019, as the General Counsel. Prior to joining the Group, she spent 19 years at Mars, first as General Counsel to its Petcare, Chocolate and Food segments in Europe and later with overall legal responsibility for the Petcare business globally. Prior to Mars, she held a variety of legal positions for Valeo and General Electric Company. She clerked at the Supreme Court of Canada and in, 1988, she was admitted to the bar before joining Canadian law firm McCarthy Tétrault LLP. She holds a Bachelor of Law from the University of Montreal and a Master's in Law from Harvard Law School.