Kai Hummel has been appointed global head of corporate communications for the Barry Callebaut Group, effective September 1. He succeeds Christiaan Prins, who had served in the role since January 2020.

In this role, Hummel will be responsible for all external and internal corporate communications of Barry Callebaut worldwide and report directly to chief executive officer Peter Feld. Hummel has extensive experience in corporate communications for both listed as well as private companies.

Most recently, Hummel was responsible for communications and public affairs at GfK SE, a leading market research company, which recently merged with NielsenIQ. Prior to that, he headed the communications and public affairs department at WMF Group, a leading global manufacturer of premium cookware and professional fully automatic coffee machines for hotel and corporate customers.

“We are delighted to have Kai Hummel on board at Barry Callebaut,” says Peter Feld, chief executive officer of the Barry Callebaut Group. “He is an experienced, courageous, and creative leader who understands how to foster and strengthen trust in leading global companies. With a fresh perspective, he will make an important contribution to Barry Callebaut’s sustainably successful future. We thank Christiaan Prins for his time at Barry Callebaut and wish him the best for his future career.”