Andreas Schmid joined the Board of Directors in 2008. He chairs the Board of Directors of Oettinger Imex AG (Oettinger Davidoff Group), Unique (Flughafen Zürich AG) and Gategroup and is Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Symrise AG, a German manufacturer of flavors and fragrances. He also serves as Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of Barry Callebaut AG. From 1999 to 2002 Andreas Schmid served as chairman of the Board of Directors and as CEO of Barry Callebaut AG. He continued as Chairman of the Board of Directors until 2005. Prior to that, he held various executive positions at the Jacobs Group and at Mövenpick. Andreas Schmid has a degree in law and studied business administration at the University of Zurich.