Changes to Emmi Group Management
Marc Heim and Robin Barraclough take over new responsibilities within Emmi
Lucerne, 31 May 2016 – Robert Muri, Executive Vice President Switzerland, will retire at the end of 2016 as planned. His role will be taken over by Marc Heim, currently Executive Vice President Europe. Marc Heim’s successor will be Robin Barraclough, the Group’s current Chief Marketing Officer. As part of the reshuffle, Emmi will be expanding its Group Management with a Chief Supply Chain Officer. The search for candidates for this newly created position and for the vacant position of Chief Marketing Officer has been initiated.
With effect from 1 January 2017, Emmi announces the following changes to its Group Management:
New Executive Vice President Switzerland
Marc Heim (49) will become Executive Vice President Switzerland and take over the responsibilities of Robert Muri (65), who is retiring at the end of the year.
Marc Heim has been at Emmi since 2009 and currently holds the role of Executive Vice President Europe. From 2009 to 2013, he was Head of Sales for Emmi, and therefore has an in-depth knowledge of the Swiss business. Since the beginning of 2014, he has achieved very good results in the business division Europe. His previous professional experience includes management roles at Effems AG (now Mars Schweiz AG), Kambly SA and Halter Bonbons AG. Marc Heim has a degree in business studies, majoring in marketing, from the University of St. Gallen. He is married with three children and lives in the canton of Zug.
Robert Muri has worked for Emmi for over 30 years, 21 of which as a member of Group Management. He will step down at the end of the year. Among other roles, he has been in charge of marketing and sales of fresh products, and subsequently the entire Fresh Products Division. In 2004, he also assumed responsibility for the Dairy Products Division, and was appointed Deputy CEO in 2007. Robert Muri played a decisive role in Emmi’s transition from a regional to an international company, for which it owes him a great debt of gratitude.
New Executive Vice President Europe
Robin Barraclough (48) will become Executive Vice President Europe and take over the responsibilities of Marc Heim.
Robin Barraclough has also been at Emmi since 2009. As Chief Marketing Officer, he has successfully carried forward Emmi’s strategy, with a focus on strong brands. Before joining Emmi, he held key marketing roles at Mars Incorporated over a period of 16 years, spending time in Bremen and Moscow, among other locations. Robin Barraclough has a degree in business studies from the University of Southampton. The British-Swiss dual citizen grew up in Switzerland, is married with three children and lives in the canton of Schwyz.
Newly created role of Chief Supply Chain Officer
As part of its succession planning, Emmi has decided to expand Group Management with the role of Chief Supply Chain Officer. An important reason behind this is the additional potential that can be tapped by structuring production and logistics processes in Swiss and international production facilities more efficiently. A corresponding level of importance will therefore be attached to the topic within the company.
The two vacant Group Management positions will be advertised both externally and internally. Emmi will announce the appointed candidates at the appropriate time.