EVP, Global Supply Chain at Starbucks
Hans Melotte is executive vice president, Starbucks Global Supply Chain. In his role, he is responsible for Starbucks end-to-end supply chain, as well as quality and food safety operations globally. Hans 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. 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. Before that, 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. In 2010 he was honored as Procurement Leader of the Year and in 2013 was named one of the Top Most Influential and Thought Leader CPOs in the United States. He served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Institute of Supply Management from 2014-2018 and last year, Hans received a Lifetime Achievement Award at the World Procurement Awards. He is currently seated as Director on the Board of Directors of LeadersUp, a non-profit organization that connects opportunity youth job seekers with potential employers. Hans enjoys running, cycling, and hiking and lives in Seattle with his wife and two children. His favorite Starbucks beverage is a Latte Macchiato.