Zurich / CH. (aag) Swiss-Irish Aryzta AG is pleased to announce the appointment of Chris Plüss as COO APMEA commencing early June 2020. Chris is currently Aryzta’s Regional Managing Director for Southern Europe (Switzerland, France and Hungary).
Chris joined Aryzta in 2014 as MD of Switzerland and was promoted to MD for Southern Europe (Switzerland, France, Hungary) in March 2018. In addition to his significant commercial experience in bakery, Chris has deep food industry experience having worked in Unilever, Haco Group and Fressnapf/Maxizoo prior to joining Aryzta. Chris is a Swiss national and holds an MBA from the University of Berne, Switzerland.
Rob O’Boyle, COO APMEA will be leaving Aryzta at the end of May, 2020 after 14 years with the business to take up another position. Kevin Toland, Aryzta’s Group CEO, would like to acknowledge and thank Rob for his contribution and service to Aryzta particularly during the last three years when he served on Aryzta’s Group Executive team.
Commenting on the announcement, Aryzta AG’s Group CEO Kevin Toland said: «I am delighted to welcome Chris to his new role as COO APMEA and as a member of Aryzta’s Group Executive team. He has a proven track record in Aryzta and strong commercial, business development and leadership skills. I would like to thank Rob for his support to Aryzta and I wish him well for the future.»