Management Board and Business Units

At the top of the Bahlsen Group is the management board, comprising Philip Rumbol, Scott Brankin and Jörg Hönemann. The three-person board establishes the company strategy and monitors its implementation. It lays down the guidelines and standards for the whole Bahlsen Group and controls the business units. Bahlsen has Business Units in the regions:

  • Germany, Austria &Switzerland
  • UK & Ireland
  • Central & Eastern Europe
  • Western Europe
  • America
  • Middle East & North Africa
  • Asia Pacific

Phil Rumbol has been CEO at Bahlsen since April 2020. The Brit brings over 30 years of experience in transformation and brand development with companies such as brewery giant InBev, Cadbury, Heineken and Kraft. Before joining Bahlsen, he was a partner at the brand agency MullenLowe in London. At Bahlsen, Phil Rumbol is responsible for Group Brands & Insights, Group R&D, Group Portfolio Development, Group Quality Management, Group Strategy Development, Group Human Resources and Group Communication.

Scott Brankin, born in 1971, began his career at Bahlsen Group in 2000, first by leading the Marketing department at Bahlsen Poland as European Marketing Director, later at the Bahlsen headquarters in Hanover as European Marketing and Innovation Manager as well as Head of BAHLSEN Brand. In January 2008, Brankin returned to Bahlsen Poland and took on the role of Country Manager and Board Member. Since summer 2016 Scott Brankin is Member of the Management Board at Bahlsen. In this position, he is in charge of the regions D-A-CH (Germany, Austria, Switzerland), UK and Ireland, Central & Eastern Europe, Western Europe, Middle East and North Africa, Asia Pacific and America. In addition, his responsibilities include the business areas Corporate Supply Chain and Corporate Procurement.

Jörg Hönemann, born 1970, has joined Bahlsen as a member of the Management Board in August 2018. As CFO (Chief Financial Officer), he is responsible for the business areas of Corporate Finance & Taxation, Corporate Controlling & BICC, Corporate Information Management, Corporate Development, Legal, as well as Compliance and internal Revision.