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 and interim Global Chief Marketing Officer. 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.
President CPG APAC
Lara Brans is the President, CPG APAC of the Group. She was appointed to this role in 2019, having originally joined Sara Lee/D.E Master Blenders in 1998 within the Out-of-Home segment, responsible for the set-up of its coffee services at major events, before assuming responsibility for the Coffee Care Unit, providing coffee services to small and medium businesses. Subsequently, she became Sara Lee's Marketing Director, APAC for the household and air freshener categories, before taking a General Management position for the Australia and New Zealand coffee business. In 2015, she took on the General Manager role of one of the Group's largest markets by revenue, Brazil. 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).
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.
PRESIDENT CPG LARMEA
Jiri Kulik is the President, CPG LARMEA of the Group. He was appointed to his role in 2019, having originally joined the Group in 2016. Previously, he was President, CPG—LA&APAC of the Group, leading expansion into Asia and establishing a regional office in Singapore. Prior to joining the Group, he was Senior Vice President for Latin America based in Brazil at Reckitt Benckiser Group plc (Reckitt Benckiser). During his 22-year tenure at Reckitt Benckiser, he held positions in Global Category Marketing, and Commercial and General Management positions in numerous locations in developed and emerging markets, including the Czech Republic, Spain, the United Kingdom, Turkey, South Africa and the United States. He speaks seven languages fluently. He holds a Master's degree in International Trade and Marketing from the University of Economics, Prague.
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.
Philippe Schaillee is the President, Out-of-Home of the Group. He was appointed to his role in 2016, having originally joined the Group in 1994. Previously, he was General Manager, France of the Group. Previously, he held General Management, Marketing, Strategy and Mergers and Acquisitions roles at Sara Lee and D.E Master Blenders in the United States and Belgium. He holds a Bachelor of Economics Degree from Katholieke Universiteit Leuven and a Master of Business Administration from Vlerick Business School.
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.
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.