Läderach Successfully Passes on Leadership to the Next Generation

After the operational management of the company was passed on four years ago to the third generation, followed by the transfer of company shares two years later, the Swiss family company Läderach – Chocolatier Suisse completed its long-term generational transition in 2021.

Ennenda, 22 December 2021 


The owners elected Johannes Läderach as the new Chairman of the Board of Directors. Johannes Läderach belongs to the third generation and has sat on the Board of Directors of the company, which is 100% family-owned, since 2018. He will assume his new role on the board in addition to serving as CEO. Elias Läderach, a member of the company’s Executive Board and reigning World Chocolate Master, and David Läderach, who has managed the company’s operations in Germany since the beginning of the year, were also newly elected to the Board of Directors as representatives of the third generation.

With its more than 1,300 employees from over 50 different countries worldwide, Läderach represents first-class, fresh chocolate made from sustainable production; both online and in 140 chocolate boutiques located in 16 different countries. Läderach continuously invests in quality. The company manufactures the basic mixture for its fresh chocolate exclusively in-house.

As part of good, modern corporate governance, the family has been committed for many decades to working with independent members on the Board of Directors and Executive Board who do not belong to the family. In addition to Johannes, Elias and David Läderach, previous members Cornelia Ritz Bossicard, member of the Migros Board of Directors and the ETH Board, Andreas Pfluger, former member of the Executive Board of Lindt & Sprüngli (Schweiz) AG, and Walter Huber, former member of the Executive Board of the Migros Group, were re-elected to their positions.

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Caption (f.l.t.r.): David Läderach, Member of the Board of Directors and Managing Director Germany / Elias Läderach, Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors and Member of the Executive Board / Johannes Läderach, Chairman of the Board of Directors and CEO