Current Director Benoît Potier, Chairman and CEO of Air Liquide, has succeeded Franck Riboud as Chairman of the Strategic Committee.
In addition, Danone will be appointing a new Lead Independent Director with expanded duties to reinforce the Board’s leadership structure. End of 2017, Danone announced that it will ask its shareholders to approve the appointment of Michel Landel as Board Member as from the next Shareholders' Meeting on April 26, 2018. Following such appointment, Michel Landel will take on the responsibility of Lead Independent Director and Chairman of the Nomination and Remuneration Committee, as per the Board’s decision.
These changes are part of the Board’s ongoing and proactive focus on adding relevant international and consumer sector expertise to its structure to ensure impactful contributions, while meeting the highest independence and diversity criteria.