Antoine de Saint-Affrique
Antoine de Saint-Affrique (1964) is Chief Executive Officer of Barry Callebaut AG and was appointed to that role as of October 1, 2015.
From September 2011 to September 2015, Antoine de Saint-Affrique served as President Unilever Foods and member of Unilever’s Group Executive Committee, where he was accountable for businesses with a combined turnover of EUR 12.4 billion.
Prior to this, Antoine de Saint-Affrique was Executive Vice President of Unilever’s Skin category – an area of the business which includes leading brands such as Dove, Lux, Lifebuoy and Pond’s. From 2005 to 2009, Antoine de Saint-Affrique was Executive Vice President for Unilever’s Central and Eastern Europe region – an area covering 21 countries. He was based in Moscow. Before joining Unilever in 2000, Antoine de Saint-Affrique was Marketing Vice President and a Partner at Amora Maille, a foods company which was acquired under a leveraged buyout from the Danone Group. He served as a reserve naval officer between 1987 and 1988.
Antoine de Saint-Affrique has lived in Africa, the US, Hungary, the Netherlands, Russia, and the United Kingdom. He is a Non-Executive Director and a member of both the CSR and the Strategy Committee at the ophthalmic company Essilor International, the world leader in corrective lenses. He has also been Conseiller du Commerce Extérieur since 2004. Further, Antoine de Saint-Affrique is a member of the board of directors of the Swiss-American Chamber of Commerce.
Antoine de Saint-Affrique has a degree in Business Administration from ESSEC (1987) in Paris, and a qualification in Executive Education from Harvard Business School. Since 2004, he has led the Marketing course at Mines ParisTech (Corps des Mines).