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Aryzta AG (ARYN.S)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Gary McGann

68 Non-Executive Independent Chairman of the Board

Kevin Toland

53 2017 Chief Executive Officer, Executive Director

Frederic Pflanz

50 2018 Chief Financial Officer

Dave Johnson

62 2018 Chief Executive Officer North America

Gregory Sklikas

54 2018 Chief Executive Officer Europe

Tony Murphy

55 2017 Chief People Officer

Rhona O'Brien

44 2018 General Counsel, Company Secretary

Claudio Gekker

53 Chief Operating Officer Latin America

John Heffernan

48 2018 Chief Strategy Officer

Robert O'Boyle

43 2016 Chief Operating Officer APMEA

James Leighton

62 2017 Non-Executive Director

Michael Andres

60 2018 Non-Executive Independent Director

Gregory Flack

54 2018 Non-Executive Independent Director

Dan Flinter

68 2015 Non-Executive Independent Director

Annette Flynn

52 2014 Non-Executive Independent Director

Tim Lodge

54 2018 Non-Executive Independent Director

Andrew Morgan

62 2013 Non-Executive Independent Director

Rolf Watter

60 2016 Non-Executive Independent Director

Paul Meade

Communications Officer

Biographies

Name Description

Gary McGann

Mr. Gary McGann serves as Non-Executive Independent Chairman of the Board of ARYZTA Ltd. He joined the Board of Directors on December 13, 2016. He is Member of the Governance and Nomination Committee and the Remuneration Committee as well as the Ad hoc Committee at the Company. He holds Bachelor of Arts from University College Dublin and a Master of Science in Management from Irish Management Institute/Trinity College Dublin. He is a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants. He is the Chairman of Paddy Power Betfair plc. He is also a director of Green REIT plc. He is the former Group Chief Executive Officer of the Smurfit Kappa Group plc, one of the leading providers of paper-based packaging solutions in the world. He is also former CEO of Aer Lingus Group and Gilbeys of Ireland. He is also Chairman of Sicon Ltd (Sisk Group) and Aon Ireland, and a former President of IBEC (Irish Business and Employers’ Confederation) and CEPI (Confederation of European Paper Industries). In the ‘not for profit sector’, he is a director of Barnardos and The Ireland Funds.

Kevin Toland

Mr. Kevin E. Toland has been Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director at ARYZTA Ltd since December 7, 2017. He has been Chief Executive Officer of ARYZTA Ltd since September 12, 2017. From 2013 to 2017 he was Chief Executive Officer of daa plc, which operates Dublin and Cork airports, ARI (a global retailer in travel retail) and daa International. He previously held the position of Chief Executive and President of Glanbia USA & Global Nutritionals, a division of Glanbia plc, based in Chicago, Illinois. He was Member of the Glanbia plc Board of Directors from 2003 to 2013; and, was based in the United States from 2004 to 2012. He is a Director of Total Produce plc and IBEC (the Irish Business and Employers Confederation). He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants and has a Diploma in Applied Finance from the Irish Management Institute.

Frederic Pflanz

Mr. Frederic Pflanz has been Chief Financial Officer of ARYZTA Ltd since January 2018. He previously served as a member of the Executive Board of Maxingvest AG from 2015 to 2017 and as Member of the Supervisory Board of Beiersdorf AG from 2015 to 2018. Prior to this, he held a number of roles in Remy-Cointreau Group from 2010 to 2014, including Group Chief Financial Officer, Chief Operating Officer, heading the Group’s Global Operations and Director of External Development. Between 1992 and 2010, he held a number of senior positions at L’Oreal Group, where he worked across Continental Europe and Asia. Most recently he served as Chief Financial Officer of the Global Consumer Products Division. He has been Member of the Advisory Board of Stiftung Meridian since November 2017. He has a Diploma in European Business Administration from ESB Business School (Hochschule Reutlingen); Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) in International Finance, European Studies from NEOMA Business School.

Dave Johnson

Mr. Dave Johnson has been Chief Executive Officer North America at ARYZTA Ltd since January 23, 2018. Most recently he served for nine years at Barry Callebaut as President and Chief Executive Officer Americas, retiring in August 2017. Prior to Barry Callebaut, he spent over 20 years with Kraft Foods Global, Inc serving in a number of senior positions and was a member of the Global Executive team. His positions included President of Kraft North America from 2003-2006 and President of Operations, Technology and Procurement from 2002-2003. He also served as Chief Operating Officer and then Chief Executive Officer and member of the Board, at Michael Foods from 2007-2009. He has Bachelor of Business Administration with a concentration in Finance and an MBA from the University of Wisconsin.

Gregory Sklikas

Mr. Gregory Sklikas has been Chief Executive Officer Europe at ARYZTA Ltd since May 2018. He is a seasoned international business leader, who has spent the whole of his career in food. Prior to joining ARYZTA in May 2018, he spent 11 years at Royal Friesland Campina where he held a number of senior roles, including most recently, Chief Operating Officer, Consumer Products EMEA and serving as a member of the Executive Board. He also served as Regional Director South East Europe between 2011 and 2012 and Managing Director FrieslandCampina Hellas between 2006 and 2012. Between 1993 and 2006, he spent 14 years at Unilever where he was Managing Director Algida Ice Cream Greece & Country Board Member based in Greece and previously held roles in regional marketing, trade and customer management. He has Master of Science in Computing Science from the Cardiff University; and a Bachelor Business Administration in Economics from the Athens School of Economics.

Tony Murphy

Mr. Tony Murphy has been Chief People Officer at ARYZTA Ltd since December 1, 2017. He previously held a number of senior Human Resources (HR) roles, including with Mondelez as Vice President of Human Resources for the North America Region from 2012 to 2017, with Kraft Foods as Vice President of Human Resources for the Snacks & Confectionary Business in the United States from 2010 to 2012 and with Cadbury as Executive VP for Human Resources in North America from 2008 to 2010, Vice President for Human Resources for the United States and Canada from 2005 to 2008 and People Capability Director in the UK from 2004 to 2005. He also served in a number of senior HR roles with Diageo plc in the UK and North America from 1993 to 2004. He has Bachelor of Arts degree in Industrial Economics from the University of Nottingham.

Rhona O'Brien

Ms. Rhona O'Brien has been General Counsel and Company Secretary at ARYZTA Ltd since September 11, 2018. She has served as senior legal and regulatory advisor with over 18 years of legal and governance experience. She joined ARYZTA from DCC Vital Ltd (part of the DCC plc business) where she held the role of Senior Counsel, Legal & Compliance. Prior to joining DCC Vital, she was Senior Director of Legal and Risk Management at Parexel International (IRL) Limited, part of Parexel International Corporation. She has held a variety of senior legal roles at eir (formerly eircom), including as General Counsel and a member of the Executive Senior Management Team from 2013 to 2016 and as Director of Regulation, Public Policy, Compliance and Equivalence from 2014 to 2016. She trained with Arthur Cox before joining eircom as Director of Legal Services in 2007. She is a qualified solicitor admitted in Ireland by the Law Society of Ireland and in England and Wales by the Law Society of England and Wales. She is also a voluntary unpaid non-Executive Director on Dublin City Council Culture Connects Company Ltd. She has Law (LLB Hons) degree from the Trinity College Dublin; Masters (LLM Hons) degree in Commercial Law from University College Dublin; a Diploma in Notarial Law & Practice (Dip. Not. L.) (F.N.P.I.) from the Faculty of Notaries Public in Ireland.

Claudio Gekker

Mr. Claudio Gekker is Chief Operating Officer Latin America at ARYZTA Ltd. He joined ARYZTA in May 2014 as head of the Group’s Latin American activities. Before joining ARYZTA, he had a long and experienced career in Brazil and Latin America working for multinational companies such as Nabisco, Coca-Cola Company, McCann Erickson, Nestle and Bimbo Group. In January 2018 he became Vice President and member of the Board of the Brazilian Food Service Institute. He graduated in Industrial engineering from the Federal University of Rio de Janerio, Brazil; an MBA from the COPPEAD Graduate School of Business with an extension in the ESSEC International Business School in France.

John Heffernan

Mr. John Heffernan has been Chief Strategy Officer at ARYZTA Ltd since February 28, 2018. He previously held roles in daa plc; ARI and daa International. He served as Chief Development Officer of daa plc from 2014 to 2018. From 2006 to 2014, he was the founder and Chief Executive Officer of a number of businesses in clean energy including Clearpower and Aer Ltd. From 2003 to 2006, he was Acquisitions and Development Director with Boundary Capital, a boutique Irish-based private equity investor and corporate finance advisory. Prior to this, he worked with McKinsey and Company from 1997 to 2003. He has Master of Business Administration from INSEAD; Master of Science in International Accounting and Finance from London School of Economics and Political Science; and Bachelor of Commerce (B. Comm.) in Banking and Finance from the University College Dublin, Ireland.

Robert O'Boyle

Mr. Robert O'Boyle has been Chief Operating Officer APMEA at ARYZTA Ltd since 2016. From 1999 to 2008, he worked in Andersen and subsequently KPMG. Since 2008, he has fulfilled a number of senior management roles in ARYZTA. From 2013 to 2015 he held the role of European Trading Director. He has Bachelors degree of International Commerce (German) from University College Dublin, Ireland. He is Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland.

James Leighton

Mr. James B. (Jim) Leighton has been Non-Executive Director at ARYZTA Ltd since December 7, 2017. He served as President of Perdue Foods, a privately-held food and protein company from 2009 to 2013; and Senior Vice President of operations and supply chain from 2006 to 2009. From 2002 to 2006, he served as the Senior Vice President of Operations of ConAgra Foods, Inc., one of the largest publically traded food companies in the United States. Between 2013 and 2016, he served as Chief Operating Officer and, subsequently, as Interim Chief Executive Officer of Boulder Brands Inc., one of the largest and fastest growing Health and Wellness food companies in North America. He served as President of 40 North Foods from 2016 to 2018, and is currently Chief Executive Officer of Getting FIT, both entities that he founded. He has Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration & Industrial Relations from the University of Iowa.

Michael Andres

Mr. Michael Dean (Mike) Andres has been Non-Executive Independent Director at ARYZTA Ltd since November 1, 2018. He spent the majority of his career with McDonald’s Corporation having most recently served, up to 2017, as President of McDonald’s USA. He previously served in a range of senior positions at McDonald’s, which he joined in 1982, including leading the turnaround and sale of restaurant chain Boston Market.

Gregory Flack

Mr. Gregory D. (Greg) Flack has been Non-Executive Independent Director at ARYZTA Ltd since November 1, 2018. He is Executive Chairman of Green Chile Foods Company since 2014. He spent most of his previous career at Schwan Food Company, a frozen food company, where he served as Chief Executive Officer from 2008 until 2013. He led a team of 15,000 people at Schwan which he joined in 1987.

Dan Flinter

Mr. Dan Flinter has been Non-Executive Independent Director of ARYZTA Ltd since December 8, 2015. He is Chairman of the Governance and Nomination Committee and Member of the Ad hoc Committee at the Company. He is a former Chief Executive Officer of Enterprise Ireland and a former Executive Director of IDA Ireland. He is Chairman of the Boards of PM Group Holdings Ltd and The Irish Times Ltd. He is a board member of Dairygold Co-Operative and Chairman of its Remuneration Committee. He is a member of the Board of the Institute of Directors, Ireland and joined the Board of the IEDR (Irish Exchange Domain Registry) in July 2017. He is Chairman of the Board of VCIM. He is also a former Chairman of the Governing Authority of Maynooth University and of the Centre For Effective Services. He is a former member of the Board of the Dundrum Theatre Management Company Ltd. He holds MA degree in Economics from University College Dublin, Ireland.

Annette Flynn

Ms. Annette Flynn has been Non-Executive Independent Director of ARYZTA Ltd since December 2, 2014. She is Chairman of the Audit Committee and Member of the Ad hoc Committee at the Company. She has held various senior roles in UDG Healthcare plc, including Managing Director of the Packaging & Specialty division and Head of Group Strategy. Prior to joining UDG Healthcare, she held senior positions with Kerry Group plc working in their Irish, UK and US operations. She is a non-executive director of Canada Life International Assurance Ireland DAC, where she chairs the Risk Committee and is also a member of the Audit Committee. She is also a non-executive director of Dairygold Cooperative Society Ltd where she chairs the Audit Committee. She was formally an executive and subsequently a non-executive Director of UDG Healthcare plc and a non-executive director of Grafton Group plc. She is a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants and a Chartered Director accredited by the Institute of Directors UK. She has Bachelor of Commerce from University College Cork, Ireland and is a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants and Chartered Director.

Tim Lodge

Mr. Tim Lodge has been Non-Executive Independent Director at ARYZTA Ltd since November 1, 2018. He is an experienced Chief Financial Officer who recently retired as Chief Financial Officer of COFCO International. He spent most of his previous career at Tate & Lyle PLC, an international food ingredients company, where he served as Chief Financial Officer from 2008 until 2014.

Andrew Morgan

Mr. Andrew Morgan has been Non-Executive Independent Director of Aryzta Ltd since December 2013. He is Member of the Audit Committee at the Company. He has more than 25 years with Diageo Plc including most recently seven years as President Diageo Europe. He also spent eight years with the Gillette Company in a number of sales and marketing roles. He has held a succession of marketing, strategy and general management positions with Diageo and has lived in London, Athens, Madrid and Barcelona, as well as managing emerging markets in Latin America, Asia and Africa. He is a member of Council at the University of Leicester and is investing chairman of two start-up companies in the consumer goods sector. He is a former President of AIM, the European Consumer Goods association and served two terms on the Global Advisory Board of British Airways. He has Bachelor of Arts from the University of Manchester.

Rolf Watter

Prof. Dr. Rolf Watter has been Non-Executive Independent Director at ARYZTA Ltd since December 13, 2016. He is Member of the Governance and Nomination Committee and the Remuneration Committee as well as Ad hoc Committee at the Company. He has been a partner at the Zurich law firm Baer & Karrer since 1994. He specializes in M&A and is an expert in corporate governance. He is currently chairman of PostFinance AG and of Ceva Logistics AG and serves as a director of A.W. Faber Castell (Holding) AG and AP Alternative Portfolio AG. He is also a board member in three charitable foundations, a member of the Regulatory Board of the SIX Swiss Exchange and a professor of law at the University of Zurich. He is a former chairman of Nobel Biocare Holding AG and Cablecom Holdings. In addition, he was a Board member of Zurich Insurance Group AG, Syngenta AG, Forbo Holding AG, and Centerpulse AG. He has Doctorate in law from the University of Zurich, Master of Law degree from Georgetown University.

Paul Meade