Singapore — The Barry Callebaut Group board of directors has appointed Vamsi Mohan Thati President Asia Pacific and member of the Executive Committee, effective April 1.
Succeeding Jo Thys, who was appointed COO as of January 1, Mohan Thati was President of Greater China and Mongolia for The Coca-Cola Co. Prior, he served as President of Coca-Cola’s South Pacific Business Unit (Australia, New Zealand and Pacific Islands).
Mohan Thati holds a bachelor’s degree in electronics and communications engineering from Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University and an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta, India. He has also completed the Advanced Management Program from Harvard Business School, U.S.
“I am delighted to welcome Vamsi to Barry Callebaut. Vamsi has a strong track record of creating value adding growth. He combines a profound knowledge of key markets in Asia Pacific, including China, India, Japan and Australia, with nearly 25 years of customer focus and operational experience in the food industry,” Peter Boone, CEO of the Barry Callebaut says. “The appointment of Vamsi will ensure the further implementation of our regional growth strategy, whilst bringing fresh, outside, impetus to our focus on continued value creation in Region Asia Pacific.”
Reporting directly to the CEO, Mohan Thati will be based in the company’s regional headquarters in Singapore.