HARIBO of America CFO Receives Prestigious Recognition

Wes Saber, HARIBO of America’s Chief Financial Officer, was recently recognized as a finalist for Chicago’s CFO of the Year by Financial Executives International (FEI).

Wes and his peers in Chicago’s financial industry were honored at a dinner at the Chicago Marriott, attended by nearly 1,000 professionals and emceed by ABC7 Chicago anchor and reporter, Ravi Baichwal. The event recognized financial leaders for their accomplishments and contributions to the business community of Chicago.

“It was a great honor to be included in this year’s nominations for Chicago’s CFO of the Year,” said Wes. “My peers in the field were all impressive and I was proud to stand among them. This is a fantastic recognition for all of us at HARIBO.”

Wes was accompanied by his wife and two children, as well as Associates from our HARIBO of America family to show support and shared pride.

Attendees of the event had the opportunity to connect with C-suite professionals as awards were presented to public, private and not-for-profit companies. All FEI Chicago members are stewarding the financial health of companies that generate billions of dollars annually for the Chicagoland economy and employ tens of thousands throughout the area.

To learn more about the CFO of the Year Awards, check out this video or visit www.chicagocfo.org.

HARIBO of America, Inc.‘s new contact information is below:

HARIBO of America, Inc.
9500 Bryn Mawr Ave. Suite 700
Rosemont, IL 60018
Phone: 847-260-0580

HARIBO is the world’s leading manufacturer of fruit gum and licorice products, most famous for our beloved Goldbears gummi bears. Globally, the business employs nearly 7,000 Associates and operates 15 production sites in 10 countries. A family-owned business with a century long heritage, our founder, Hans Riegel, built HARIBO on a foundation of quality and delivering moments of childlike happiness through our products. Established in 1920, HARIBO is the acronym that comprises our founder’s name and the city in which the company was born (Bonn, Germany): HAns RIegel BOnn. HARIBO global headquarters is in Grafschaft, Germany and its U.S. headquarters operates out of Rosemont, Ill.

To learn more about HARIBO and our products, please visit www.haribo.com.

At HARIBO of America, our Associates are our greatest asset. It’s their impactful work, dedication and passion for our brand that helps us continue to inspire childlike happiness around the world through our sweet treats. We took the opportunity to thank our workforce around the U.S. for all they do during our National Employee Appreciation Day celebration.

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