Antoine de Saint-Affrique
Antoine de Saint-Affrique joined the Board of Barry Callebaut in 2021. Effective September 2021, he was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Danone and became a member of Danone’s Board of Directors in April 2022. Between 2015 and 2021 he was already at the service of Barry Callebaut as the Group’s CEO.
Previously, Antoine de Saint-Affrique was President of Unilever Foods and a member of the Unilever Group Executive Committee (2011 - 2015). Prior management functions include the position as Executive Vice President of Unilever’s skin category as well as the responsibility for the company’s Central and Eastern Europe region.
Antoine de Saint-Affrique has held assignments in Africa, the US, Hungary, the Netherlands, Russia, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom. Effective January 1, 2023, he has been nominated as President & Chairman of the Board as well as Board member of Livelihoods Fund for Family Farming, a social impact organization that promotes sustainable ecosystems for rural communities.
Antoine de Saint-Affrique is also a non-Executive Director at Burberry PLC, a FTSE 100 company. He has a degree in Business Administration from ESSEC Business School and a qualification in executive education from Harvard Business School.
Between 1987 and 1988, he served as a reserve naval officer.