In his role, Hans is responsible for Starbucks end-to-end supply chain, as well as quality and food safety operations globally. He plays a critical role in driving the supply chain agenda across the business and leading ongoing efforts to create a scalable and agile function that enables long-term growth for Starbucks. Hans serves on the Starbucks Leadership Team.
Prior to joining Starbucks in June 2016, Hans spent more than 25 years in a variety of leadership roles in multiple regions with highly respected companies and consumer brands. Most recently, he served as the Johnson & Johnson Chief Procurement Officer. Prior to Johnson & Johnson, Hans worked at Procter & Gamble and Coopers & Lybrand.
Originally from Belgium, Hans holds a master’s degree in business from the University of Louvain near Brussels. He was named as one of the Top 10 Most Influential and Thought Leader CPOs in the United States in 2013 and was honored as the Procurement Leader of the Year in 2010. Hans also serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Institute of Supply Management.
Hans lives in Seattle with his wife and two children. He enjoys running, cycling and skiing. His favorite Starbucks beverage is a Latte Macchiato.