Peter Boone to Succeed Hidde van der Wal as CEO of Barentz

04.09.2023 - Barentz has appointed Peter Boone as its new CEO, effective Oct. 1, 2023. He succeeds Hidde van der Wal, who is to retire after leading the company more than 20 years.

Boone most recently served as CEO of Barry Callebaut, a Swiss manufacturer of chocolate and cocoa products. Prior to this, he spent more than fifteen years at Unilever in various positions.

Van der Wal joined Barentz in 1988, working in various positions throughout the organization. He left in 1994 to join Archer Daniels Midland, before re-joining Barentz in 2000 as CEO. During Van der Wal’s tenure, Barentz grew throughout Europe and expanded into the Americas and Asia, increasing turnover from €125 million in 2000 to €2.5 billion today.



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