Demeyere, who began her career working in the vegetable oils sector at Vandemoortele, first joined Cargill in 1998 as a purchasing manager.
Following a number of roles in Cargill’s European refined oils business, Demeyere joined its cocoa and chocolate business in 2009 as risk manager. Most recently she was commercial director, chocolate.
Demeyere said it was an “exciting time” to oversee chocolate.
“Not only are we experiencing strong cocoa, sugar and dairy market volatility but at the same time we are also growing the business, by expanding our facilities in Rouen, Berlin and Mouscron,” she added.
“I look forward to taking on this role, to working to develop an even deeper knowledge of our customers’ needs so we can add even more value and innovation.”
Jos de Loor, president of Cargill cocoa and chocolate, said: “Demeyere brings to her new role a broad knowledge of the cocoa and chocolate business, with her experience in supply chain, pricing and risk management.”