With the age of 62, the Manager wants to go Bart Becht in retirement. Thus, the JAB, the Holding company of the German billionaire family Reimann loses one of their most important Manager. “After almost 40 years in the brand business I have decided that it is time, my activities in a new direction and to go into retirement,” said Becht in a press release, the JAB Holding company. Therefore, he leaves the company in the course of the year.

Together with two other executives, Peter Harf and Olivier Goudet – Becht led so far, the JAB Holding Partner. The family Reimann, whose wealth originates from the chemical business has bundled their business. The Clan acts as the Investor and makes the external managers of wide-open spaces.

The business also, therefore, is always of great interest, because the family invested in brands that almost everyone knows from the everyday life such as the coffee brands Jacobs and Senseo, the coffee shop chain, Balzac, the hair care brand Wella or the softener medium Calgon.

finally, the JAB Holding company had expanded business, especially with coffee. Also cosmetics is playing with the perfume manufacturer Coty a major role in the Empire. Over the years, the business was dazzling and the assets of the Reimann family grew significantly.


In the past few months, but there was more bad news: Coty has lost on the stock exchange, Becht his Post as Supervisory Board had to give the boss at the perfume manufacturers. Also, the CEO was replaced.

probably The closest Confidant of the Reimann family, is the Manager of Peter Harf. He is already 72 years old, is thinking but it seems to Stop. Harf will now lead together with Olivier, the JAB Holding Goudet, with shared this. In addition, new managers are brought in. Fabien Simon is to be used to transmit the finances. Ricardo ride will take care of Expansion in emerging countries. Jacek Szarzynski to the coffee house business Pret drive Penera.

Before Becht was a Partner at the JAB Holding, he worked in the washing and cleaning products group Reckitt Benckiser, which also belongs to the Reimann-Empire.

Becht’ve heard for decades, the JAB Team, said Harf, according to the memo. “I have worked with him, and, in the case of Reckitt Benckiser and will miss our daily personal exchanges. But I wish him all the best in a well-deserved retirement.”


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