On 12 June 2020, Aldo Cristiano, Ferrero MSC GmbH & Co KG, was elected President by the members of the General Assembly of the European confectionery association CAOBISCO.
Aldo Cristiano began his career at ALDI Süd and moved to Ferrero over 20 years ago when its chocolate factory was built in Stadtallendorf. He started his career in raw cocoa purchasing in Germany and then spent 15 years in Global Raw Materials Purchasing at Ferrero in Luxembourg as Head of Group Raw Material Procurement. In autumn 2018, he returned to Germany as Head of Sustainability. In summer 2019, he took over the entire Institutional Affairs division in Germany.
Aldo Cristiano had been nominated as a candidate for this office by the Association of the German Confectionery Industry (BDSI). He has been Head of the Chocolate Product Group and Deputy Chairman of the BDSI since May 2019. He has also held various positions in several associations, including CAOBISCO, the Federation of Cocoa Commerce (FCC), the World Cocoa Foundation (WCF), and the International Cocoa Initiative (ICI).
Aldo Cristiano will represent the interests of the European confectionery industry as the President of CAOBISCO for a period of two years and will thus be the fourth President of CAOBISCO nominated by the BDSI after Dr. Hans Lange (Nestlé), Dr. Dietmar Kendziur (also Ferrero), and Tobias Bachmüller (Katjes). The BDSI congratulates Aldo Cristiano on his election!