JAB Governance

JAB Holding Company has four statutory Managers, including the CEO and CFO, and has implemented a governance framework for strategy, finance, risk and compliance, remuneration, and ESG. This framework is overseen by the JAB Board. The Chairman and CEO are each members of the JAB Board. The Managing Partners jointly constitute the Investment Committee. The Investment Committee obtains independent advice from our Senior Investment Advisor as well as two globally recognized Senior Advisors with extensive expertise on strategy and governance matters.

Our Senior Investment Advisor

Olivier Goudet

Senior Investment Advisor

Mr Goudet became Senior Investment Advisor in January 2024 after having been JAB’s CEO for over 12 years. During his time as CEO, he led JAB’s strategic transformation, nearly tripling the investment firm’s equity as it built leading investment platforms across the coffee & beverages, petcare, fast-casual restaurants, indulgence, and beauty & luxury sectors. Of note, Mr Goudet introduced JAB’s coffee and beverage strategy, resulting in the formation of JDE Peet’s and the creation of Keurig Dr Pepper. He was also the architect of the veterinary care and pet insurance strategies. He remains a shareholder of JAB.

Our Senior Advisors

JAB partners with two globally recognized Senior Advisors, Bertrand Badré and Antonio Weiss, who provide us with advice on various governance and strategy matters, which are within their respective areas of expertise including business development, mergers and acquisitions, and ESG matters. At JAB, we highly value independent advice as it provides us with a fresh perspective on where we stand, our intentions and our journey.

Antonio Weiss

Senior Advisor

Mr Weiss has advised JAB since its formation as a global investment firm in 2012. His work spans business strategy and public policy. He is a research fellow at Harvard Kennedy School's Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business and Government. From 2014 to 2017, he served as Counselor to the Secretary of the U.S. Treasury, where he oversaw the domestic finance department.
Prior to this, he held various leadership roles at Lazard over twenty years in the US and Europe, including as Global Head of Investment Banking from 2009 to 2014.

Bertrand Badré

Senior Advisor

Mr Badré is the founder and CEO of Blue like an Orange Sustainable Capital, an investment Company that manages investments for social and environmental impact to foster inclusive and sustainable growth and reduce risk. Mr Badre also serves as a guarantor to the 'One Planet Lab' initiative.
Previously, he served as Managing Director and CFO of the World Bank Group, Group CFO of both Société Genérale and Credit Agricole, Partner at Lazard, and was an advisor to previous French President Jacques Chirac's diplomatic team.

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Managing Risks and Uncertainties

Risk management is an integral part of JAB's governance structure. Our risk management approach is established to identify and analyse risks faced by JAB, to monitor risks and to implement remediation initiatives to ensure adherence to set limits.

The risk management approach and our compliance policies are reviewed regularly to reflect changes in market conditions and the activities of JAB.

Our policies and programs

Our risk management considers a broad range of stakeholders, including fixed income investors, equity investors, and the communities in which we operate.

Risk management is an integral part of our business and is among others governed by a comprehensive set of policies and programs.

On financial risk management, our objective is to maintain a level of cash flow certaint that is acceptable to our stakeholders, including equity and fixed income investors, given a certain expected return.

In particular, we monitor closely topics related to:

  • Capital structure, financing and liquidity
  • Transactional risks
  • Foreign currency and balance sheet risk
  • Counterparty risk (cash, marketable securities and derivatives)
  • ESG and reputation risks

Our risk management and other material company policies are reviewed and updated periodically, with ESG more strongly integrated where applicable.

The following policies are in place:

Towards our investments we developed a Responsible Investment & Stewardship policy and a Human Rights policy to provide further guidance on ESG in our investment practices.

Responsible Investment & Stewardship policy arrow right

Responsible Investment & Stewardship policy describes how we formally incorporate ESG matters in our entire investment process.

Our Sustainability Linked Bond Framework covers our ESG commitments in relation to Sustainability-Linked Financing which Sustainalytics has reviewed.


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Contact Details

JAB Holding Company S.à.r.l.
4, Rue Jean Monnet
L-2180 Luxembourg
Grand Duchy of Luxembourg

(Bond Issuer)
JAB Holdings B.V.
Piet Heinkade 55
1019 GM Amsterdam
The Netherlands

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