MANAGEMENT TEAM

MANAGEMENT TEAM

The year 2017 has brought a new milestone in our transformation journey, with Emmanuel Faber taking up the combined role of Chairman and Chief Executive Officer to further cement the relationship between Danone’s Board of Directors and management team, and a streamlined Executive Committee to foster better collaboration and faster decision-making.

The year 2017 has brought a new milestone in our transformation journey, with Emmanuel Faber taking up the combined role of Chairman and Chief Executive Officer to further cement the relationship between Danone’s Board of Directors and management team, and a streamlined Executive Committee to foster better collaboration and faster decision-making.

An Enhanced Board Leadership Structure

On December 1, 2017, Emmanuel Faber took up the combined role of Chairman and CEO of the company. Marking the end of a successful three-year leadership transition process that was initiated in 2014, Franck Riboud stepped down from his role as Chairman to become honorary Chairman of Danone. He continues to serve as a director of the company and member of the Strategic Committee of the Board.

Franck Riboud, Honorary Chairman of the Board

“The combination of the Chairman and CEO roles reflects the culmination of a planned leadership transition process. I have full trust that Emmanuel Faber will provide strong and stable leadership as Danone continues to evolve.”

A Streamlined Executive Committee Supported by a New Executive Leadership Team

Danone streamlined its Executive Committee to contribute to a better execution of its vision and strategy, enhance collaboration and promote efficient and agile decision-making in a climate of fast-moving industry trends. The committee is now comprised of three business and three functional leaders under CEO Emmanuel Faber’s leadership.

EMMANUEL FABER
Chairman of the Board & Chief Executive Officer
BERTRAND AUSTRUY
Executive Vice President, Human Resources and General Secretary
HENRI BRUXELLES
Executive Vice President, Waters and Africa
CÉCILE CABANIS
Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, IS/IT, Cycles & Procurement
FRANCISCO CAMACHO
Executive Vice President, Essential Dairy and Plant-Based
BRIDGETTE HELLER
Executive Vice President, Early Life Nutrition and Advanced Medical Nutrition
Véronique Penchienati-Bosetta
Executive Vice President, Growth and Innovation
Emmanuel Faber, Chairman and CEO

“With the full support of the Board, we will continue to create value by remaining focused on our 2020 objectives and driving strong, sustainable growth and profitability across our categories. The strength of Danone, and of our more than 100,000 employees, lies in our shared conviction that our business is creating value for our shareholders, while having a positive impact for all of our stakeholders.”

To ensure focus on its priorities, our Executive Committee has delegated a series of strategic, management and execution responsibilities to the Danone Executive Leadership Team. Also known as the DELT, this team was created in 2017 to foster collective business intelligence and to increase speed of execution at the local level to fully capture Danone's growth potential.
The DELT consists of:

  • Regional business leaders who influence the company’s business agenda with a local leadership perspective,
  • Strategic transversal functions that mirror the company’s priorities, with the SVP CCPO (Cycles & Procurement), the Non-Executive Chairman Asia, and the SVP Corporate Affairs and Sustainability Integration.
Download the list of DELT Members
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For more information on our Danone Executive Leadership Team, visit our website: danone.com.