Barry Callebaut has appointed Gaby Tschofen as new head of corporate communications, effective Jan. 1, 2013. She will be reporting directly to CEO Juergen Steinemann and will succeed Joern Wagenbach, who has decided to pursue other career opportunities.
Barry Callebaut regrets this decision and thanks Joern Wagenbach for his valuable contribution in advancing and further professionalizing the company's internal and external communications as well as the company's reputation management.
Gaby Tschofen held the same function from 2001 until 2010 and is therefore already quite familiar with the company as well as with the cocoa and chocolate business. For the past two years she has worked successfully as a self-employed communications consultant for customers from various industries.
Gaby Tschofen has broad experience in the area of communications. From 1994 to 2001 she held the position of vice president of corporate communications at Zurich Financial Services Group, from 1988 to 1994 she worked as a consultant at Trimedia Communications and from 1983 to 1988 she worked at the former Bank Julius Bär. She has a degree in translation and is a certified PR consultant.