Marco Tschanz will take over as the new CEO of the Bell Food Group on June 1, 2024, while also serving as the head of the Bell Switzerland business area.
He has been chosen to succeed Lorenz Wyss, who will retire in June after serving as the company’s CEO for 13 years.
Tschanz has been with the Bell Food Group for nine years. He joined the company as chief financial officer and a member of the Group Executive Board in 2014. In 2019, he changed roles within the board and took over as the head of the Bell International business area. In 2022, he also concurrently took on the management of the Eisberg business area.
“Marco Tschanz has an impressive track record with the Bell Food Group, both at the operational and strategic levels,” said Joos Sutter, Bell Food Group board chairman.
Under the leadership of Tschanz, the strategic repositioning of Bell International resulted in the sustained turnaround of this business area, Sutter said. During his time in the role, the fresh convenience product range was also successfully launched in the Austrian market, and Eisberg products were positioned strategically in Eastern Europe.
Speaking about his appointment as CEO, Tschanz said: “The Bell Food Group is a successful company with a strong business model. I’m looking forward to continuing to work on our success story, spanning more than 150 years, with the support of a strong team and more than 13,000 committed and competent employees.”
Bell Food Group is a diversified food company, and according to information from the WATTPoultry.com Top Poultry Companies Database, is Switzerland’s largest poultry producer. During the past year, the company slaughtered 25.5 million broilers.
New head of the Eisberg business area
Mike Häfeli will assume the role as head of the Eisberg business area, presently held by Tschanz, on January 1, 2024. He will also join the Group Executive Board at that time.
Häfeli has held a number of managerial positions with the Bühler technology group, and most recently headed the Grain Quality & Supply business area in his role as a member of the Executive Management of the Grains & Food division.
Source : Wattagnet