Danone appoints Antoine de Saint-Affrique as CEO


Saint-Affrique joins Danone from the global chocolate maker and cocoa processor, Barry Callebaut

Danone has appointed Antoine de Saint-Affrique as Chief Executive Officer, effective September 15, 2021. The Board of Directors decided to propose Antoine de Saint-Affrique as a new member to the Board of Danone for an appointment at the next annual shareholders’ meeting in April 2022.

Saint-Affrique joins Danone from the global chocolate maker and cocoa processor, Barry Callebaut, where he was appointed CEO in October 2015. Before Barry Callebaut, Saint-Affrique held a series of senior executive positions at global consumer goods company Unilever, where he notably led the Foods division.

Gilles Schnepp, Chairman, said, “The Board is confident that Saint-Affrique, together with the rest of the leadership team, will deliver sustainable value for shareholders, and all our stakeholders. He will have all the room and resources a CEO can have to best assess and direct Danone’s strategy for the future.”

Saint-Affrique said, “I am proud and honoured to join and soon lead a company which has always been an inspiration for me. I have tremendous admiration for Danone’s rich heritage and pioneering spirit in all fields: its strong and innovative portfolio of brands that have brought health through food to people around the world for so long; the dual social and economic project which has been at the heart of the company’s purpose for decades; and its strong and unique people culture which respects both diversity and inclusivity.”

Read Previous

Univar, Ingredion expand agreement for distribution of PureCircle’s stevia range

Read Next

ORF focuses on complementary feeding component of national nutrition mission

Leave a Reply