Cargill's new Managing Director Cocoa focuses on innovation
and customer service
The Netherlands - 11 October 2012 - Philippe Huet has
been appointed as the new Managing Director Cocoa for
Cargill's cocoa & chocolate business.
Huet takes over from Harold Poelma, who made a major
contribution to developing the company's innovation and
sustainability programme and has taken up a new challenge -
as Managing Director of Cargill Refined Oils Europe.
Commenting on his appointment Huet said: "I am very much
looking forward to my new role. Focusing on our customers
will be a particular priority for me, ensuring that we
provide them with the best possible service, and with the
support necessary for them to develop innovative solutions
for their businesses.
"We will continue building on the work of my predecessor in
the area of sustainability. Our leadership in sustainable
cocoa is now well established, and we have dedicated teams
in place to support and further develop our strategy to
secure the long term sustainability of cocoa production."
Since joining Cargill in 1995, Huet has held various
managerial positions across the company. In 2005 he joined
the management team of Cargill's cocoa & chocolate business
as Commercial Director for the cocoa division, leading the
product sales, cocoa bean origination, and risk management
Most recently Huet has overseen the successful integration
of German chocolate manufacture Kakao Verarbeitung Berlin
(KVB) into Cargill's cocoa & chocolate business, making
Cargill the largest chocolate producer in Germany and the
second largest in Europe.
Jos de Loor, President, Cargill Cocoa & Chocolate said: "I
would like to welcome Philippe to his new role. We are all
looking forward to working with him and ensuring that our
business continues to go from strength to strength."
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Notes for editors:
Cargill is an international producer and marketer of food,
agricultural, financial and industrial products and
services. Founded in 1865, the privately held company
employs 142,000 people in 65 countries. Cargill helps
customers succeed through collaboration and innovation, and
is committed to sharing its global knowledge and experience
to help meet economic, environmental and social challenges
wherever it does business. For more information, visit http://www.cargill.com.
About Cargill Cocoa & Chocolate:
Cargill Cocoa & Chocolate offers the food industry a
wide range of both standard and customised cocoa and
chocolate ingredients to be used in delicious bakery,
confectionery, and dairy applications all over the world.
Our product range includes high quality Gerkens® cocoa
powders, chocolate including Wilbur®, Peter's® and
Veliche®, coatings, fillings, cocoa liquors and cocoa
butters. With years of experience in technical food
expertise Cargill supports its customers in new recipes and
new product development.
Our facilities in Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Côte d'Ivoire,
France, Germany, Ghana, the Netherlands, UK and the USA are
fully dedicated to produce in accordance with the highest
food safety standards.
To secure a good quality and sustainable supply of cocoa
beans we have our own cocoa bean sourcing operations for
buying, handling and/or exporting of cocoa beans in Brazil,
Cameroon, Côte d'Ivoire, Indonesia and Vietnam. Presence in
all the leading producing countries allows Cargill to
oversee the supply chain from beans at origin to cocoa and
chocolate products on our customers' doorstep. In addition,
extensive market research and analysis proves to be a
source of valuable information to our customers.