Bengougam, who has led Eversys’ commercial department since 2012 and through a remarkable period of growth at the company, has announced he will step down from the role to pursue new opportunities
Kamal Bengougam (left) and Christian Haueter | Photo credit: Eversys SA
has announced that he will be stepping down as Chief Commercial Officer at Eversys at the end of 2022 to pursue new opportunities.
In a press release, Eversys said Bengougam would be succeeded by Christian Haueter, who currently works as Eversys' Commercial Director.
“This chapter of my life has been amazing. To build what we did with this incredible team will keep me smiling for the rest of my days. I am extremely grateful and humbled to have been a part of this adventure where I have had the opportunity to meet great people, friends from all over the coffee world. I leave Eversys in very competent hands and with a positive future ahead,” said Bengougam
“The Eversys Team is at another inflection point in its fascinating growth journey. In anticipation of the several exciting new projects and challenges, I am delighted to lead the next chapter of commercial development at Eversys,” said Haueter.
In press statement, Eversys CEO Martin Strehl added that the transition had been ‘prepared well ahead’ and that the company’s growth ambitions would continue as planned.
“I would like to thank Kamal for his tremendous work and contribution in building up Eversys from the early days as a start-up company to what it has become today. The Eversys team wishes him well for the next phase in his life and will always remember thankfully his important role in the history of our company,” Strehl said.
Founded in Sierre, Switzerland, in 2009, Eversys specialises in operating, engineering and marketing professional espresso coffee machines, with a specific focus on fully automatic technology.
In May 2020 Eversys opened a new Swiss production facility that will enable the company to produce 15,000 coffee machines per year.
A year later, Italian appliance giant De’Longhi Group completed its $164m acquisition
of Eversys, building on a 40% stake it had held in the company since 2017.
September 2022 saw another major development
for Eversys, which announced it would be upgrading its Sierre-based factory to produce an automated cold brew coffee machine as part of a collaboration with a ‘significant international coffee chain’.
Kamal Bengougam received an Outstanding Industry Contribution award at Allegra’s European Coffee Awards
, held in London on 18 October 2022.