Board Chair - Hans Melotte
Institute for Supply Management®
Hans Melotte is executive vice president, Starbucks Global Supply Chain. In his role, Melotte is responsible for Starbucks end-to-end supply chain operations globally spanning sourcing and supplier relationships, distribution, planning, commercialization, transportation and store delivery. 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.
Prior to joining Starbucks in June 2016, Melotte 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, Melotte worked at Procter & Gamble and Coopers & Lybrand.
Originally from Belgium, Melotte 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.