Patrick De Maeseneire has served on the Ahold Delhaize Supervisory Board since 2016 and is a member of the Audit, Finance and Risk Committee. Prior to the merger between Ahold and Delhaize, he served on the Delhaize Board of Directors from 2015.

Patrick has been the CEO of Jacobs Holding AG, major shareholder of Barry Callebaut, since 2015. He is also vice chairman of the board of directors of Barry Callebaut. Patrick served as CEO of Adecco from 2009 to 2015.

Patrick started his professional career in 1980 as a consultant at Arthur Andersen.

Between 1980 and 1997, he held executive positions at Wang, Apple Computer, Sun International and the Belgian TV station VTM.

Patrick held leading positions within the Adecco Group between 1998 and 2002, starting as country manager for the Benelux region before leading the Adecco Group’s worldwide professional staffing business from New York. In 2002, he joined chocolate manufacturer Barry Callebaut AG, where he served as CEO until 2009.


Born: 21 October 1957

Nationality: Belgian