At its latest General Assembly in Zurich, members of the European Cocoa Association (ECA) elected Steven Retzlaff as its new chairman.
Mr Retzlaff is President, Global Cocoa at Barry Callebaut.
Wim Groen, CEO of Theobroma, Vice-Chair and Henk-Jan Weekhout, Director at C Steinweg – Handelsveem BV, as Treasurer, together with Mr Retzlaff will form the new ECA Executive committee.
Members also decided to renew, and/or approve the appointment of new directors. For the next six years, the ECA board is therefore composed of 12 directors: Patrick de Boussac (Touton), Paul Davis (Sucres et Denrées), Matthias D’hondt (Molenbergnatie), Gerard A. Manley (Olam), Harold Poelma (Cargill), Patrick Poirrier (Cemoi), Olaf Reichardt (Fuchs & Hoffmann), Mario Snellenberg (Nederland), Martin Versteeg (CWT) and the three members of the executive committee.