Pablo Perversi, chief innovation, sustainability, & quality officer, global head of gourmet and member of the executive committee, will leave the Barry Callebaut Group, effective Sept. 1.

Barry Callebaut has not yet announced his successor.

In the meantime, Steven Retzlaff, president global cocoa, will assume responsibility for Barry Callebaut's sustainability strategy to his portfolio starting Sept. 1.

"I would like to thank Pablo for his energy, innovative mindset, and leadership," said Peter Boone, CEO, Barry Callebaut. "Pablo has been a key contributor to our business growth in the past five years. Under his leadership our gourmet business further evolved into a driver for profitable growth, we have landed groundbreaking innovations and have become a sustainability leader in the ESG rankings. I want to wish Pablo all the best in his future endeavors."