Business economist, NKS (Aarau, Baden)
Urs Jordi has more than 25 years of experience in various national and international food companies at management and board level. He held various management positions within the Hiestand and ARYZTA Group, most recently as CEO of the listed Hiestand Holding AG (from 2008 within ARYZTA AG), and from 2010 to 2013 as CEO ARYZTA Food Europe & Asia Pacific. Since 2014, Urs Jordi has been involved in various own investments. For this purpose, he serves on the boards of Schweizer Zucker AG, bb Trading AG and the Belgian Vandemoortele Group. Urs Jordi is a trained baker and confectioner. Urs became a member and Chair of the ARYZTA Board in September 2020.
Group Chief Financial Officer
Lic. Oec HSG in Business Administration, Finance and Accounting from University of St. Gallen
Martin Huber joins ARYZTA with a wealth of finance and controlling expertise and a strong track record in driving value creation in both turn around and growth business situations. Martin is a highly experienced multinational executive having lived and worked in Switzerland, Germany, Venezuela, Colombia, Mexico, and Brazil. Over the last 20 years at Nestlé, he has held senior finance and controlling positions as market CFO, Head of Group Control at Nestlé S.A. and since 2018, as the CFO for the globally managed business of Nespresso.
Rhona Shakespeare (nee O’Brien)
General Counsel and Company Secretary
Solicitor, Law Society of Ireland; Law (LLB Hons), Trinity College Dublin; Masters (LLM Hons) in Commercial Law from University College Dublin; Diploma in Notarial Law & Practice (Dip. Not.) (F.N.P.I.), Faculty of Notaries Public in Ireland
Rhona has served as a senior legal and regulatory advisor with over 20 years of legal and governance experience. Rhona joined ARYZTA on 11 September 2018 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, Rhona was Senior Director of Legal and Risk Management at Parexel International (IRL) Limited. Rhona was General Counsel and a member of the Executive Senior Management Team from 2013 to 2016 and Director of Regulation, Public Policy, Compliance and Equivalence from 2014 to 2016 at eir (formerly eircom). Rhona trained with Arthur Cox and 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. Rhona is also a voluntary unpaid non-Executive Director on Dublin City Council Culture Connects Company Ltd.