Antoine de Saint-Affrique
Antoine de Saint-Affrique (1964) is Chief Executive Officer of Barry Callebaut and was appointed to that role effective 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 has 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 and a Non-Executive Director and member of both the Audit and Nomination Committees at Burberry Group.
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).