ZURICH (Reuters) - Swiss chocolate maker Barry Callebaut (>> Barry Callebaut AG) has appointed Unilever (>> Unilever plc) food business head Antoine de Saint-Affrique as its new chief executive, replacing Juergen Steinemann, who is stepping down in August.
"With Antoine de Saint-Affrique, the board has appointed a new CEO with an impressive track record in the food industry," the Zurich-based company said in statement on Wednesday.
De Saint-Affrique, who will take up his new job in October, is currently head of Unilever's food division and an independent director of Essilor (>> ESSILOR INTL.), the world's largest maker of ophthalmic lenses.
Separately, Unilever named Briton Amanda Sourry to replace de Saint-Affrique. Sourry, a Unilever veteran, currently leads the company's hair products division, after stints running its British and Irish business and its global Spreads & Dressings division.
(Reporting by Katharina Bart; Editing by Muralikumar Anantharaman and Jane Merriman)