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Dr. Andreas Jacobs MBA'90D

Chairman of the INSEAD Board Member of the Board of Jacobs Holding AG

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Andreas Jacobs (1963) studied law at the Universities of Freiburg im Breisgau, Munich and Montpellier and subsequently obtained a postgraduate degree in European competition law (Dr. iur.) from the University of Freiburg im Breisgau. Afterwards he obtained a MBA from INSEAD in Fontainebleau.

From 1991 to 1993, Andreas Jacobs worked as a consultant and project manager at The Boston Consulting Group in Munich. Since 1992, Andreas Jacobs has been an independent entrepreneur with a stake in several companies plus minority interests in several other companies.

Since 2000, Andreas Jacobs has been responsible for the family business in Switzerland. As from 2003, Andreas Jacobs served on the Board of Barry Callebaut AG where he was Chairman from 2005 to 2016. He was Executive Chairman of Jacobs Holding AG from 2004 to 2015 and has since then been a Member of the Board. In April 2015, he stepped down from his functions at Adecco where he had served as Member of the Board since May 2006, Chairman of the Nomination & Compensation Committee since May 2008 and as Vice-Chairman of the Board since January 2012.  Furthermore, he served as Chairman of Infront Sports & Media AG (until 2011), and as Chairman of Brach’s Inc. (until 2004).

Andreas Jacobs serves as Chairman of Triventura AG and Minibar AG, both in Switzerland. Furthermore, he is President of Niantic Holding GmbH, Germany, a Member of the Advisory Board of Dr. August Oetker KG, Germany, Member of the Board of Louis Dreyfus Company Holdings, and Member of the Board of Directors of various small private companies. In 2015, he was co-founder and investor of GENUI Partner, a private equity fund based in Germany, where he advises several investments.

Andreas Jacobs is married and father of four children. He is a German national.