Lara Brans

President, APAC at Jacobs Douwe Egberts


Lara Brans (Dutch) is President of APAC. She was appointed to her role in 2019. She has over 28 years of experience within the FMCG industry.

She initially joined the group in 1998, where she was responsible for setting up its Coffee Service Unit for major events in The Netherlands, before leading its Dutch Coffee Care Unit supporting small and medium businesses.

In 2004, she became Marketing Director, APAC Sara Lee responsible for the health and body care categories, before assuming the General Management position in the Australia and New Zealand coffee business in 2008. In 2015, she was appointed General Manager for Brazil, one of the Group's largest markets by revenue, before assuming her current role on the executive leadership team.


  • President, APAC

    Current role

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