Barry Callebaut AG, a Zurich-based manufacturer of cocoa and chocolate products, has appointed Peter Boone its new chief innovation officer, effective Dec. 3, 2012. He will be a member of the company’s executive committee, reporting to CEO Juergen Steinemann.

Peter Boone, Barry Callebaut AG

“I am happy Peter is joining us,” says Steinemann. “He brings a best-in-class strategic marketing background in [business-to-consumer] business and combines this with extensive experience also in [business-to-business], innovation and gourmet areas.”

Boone brings vast international experience to Barry Callebaut, having lived and worked in Europe, Latin American and Australasia, as well as having been responsible for many markets across the globe.