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Danone Strengthens Leadership Ring With Appointment of Three New Chiefs; Antoine de Saint-Affrique Comments

Danone Strengthens Leadership Ring With Appointment of Three New Chiefs; Antoine de Saint-Affrique Comments


PARIS, FRANCE
Monday, January 10th, 2022

Danone’s leadership assembly is complete as it recently announced three new appointments to its C-suite. Three globally recognized professionals make up the new appointment as the company names Vikram Agarwal, Isabelle Esser, and Henri Bruxelles as the Chief Operations Officer; Chief Research, Innovation, Quality, and Food Safety Officer; and Chief Sustainability and Strategic Business Development Officer, respectively.

Vikram Agarwal, Chief Operations Officer, DanoneAgarwal will be taking up the reins as the Chief Operations Officer. In this capacity, he will be in charge of Cycles and Procurement, Manufacturing, and Supply Chain and will further strengthen the performance of Danone’s operations. He will also be appointed as the End-to-end Design To Delivery coordinator.

Building on a 33-year international career leading procurement, manufacturing, and supply chain functions in consumer goods, Agarwal joins Danone starting January 2022.

Isabelle Esser, Chief Research, Innovation, Quality, and Food Safety Officer, DanoneDanone’s Chief Research, Innovation, Quality, and Food Safety Officer role has been appointed to Esser. Esser will manage Danone’s science, innovation, quality, and product superiority agenda across categories. She brings over 25 years of experience in leading research and development functions in consumer goods. Collectively, she has 30 years of experience in consumer goods and B2B international expertise.

Esser will join the company in this role starting from April 2022.

Henri Bruxelles, Chief Sustainability and Strategic Business Development Officer, DanoneRounding out the appointment spree, Danone’s current Chief Operating Officer, End-to-end Design To Delivery will now take on the role as the Chief Sustainability and Strategic Business Development Officer. Bruxelles will bring sustainability back to the heart of Danone’s business delivery and performance, according to the release.

Bruxelles will also be in charge of identifying, assessing, and exploring new and sustainable growth opportunities, from geographic, category, and business model perspectives.

Danone is strengthening its leadership team with the recent appointment of three new members to its C-suite

He has been with Danone since 1987, and he will be leading this function starting from January 2022.

Antoine de Saint-Affrique, Chief Executive Officer, Danone“The completion of the Danone’s Executive Committee team, in particular with the addition of two new senior executives recognized for their expertise, is an important step in bringing Danone back to what made it a unique company: a passion for brands and innovation and excellence in execution, all combined with a pioneering spirit in terms of sustainability,” Antoine de Saint-Affrique, Chief Executive Officer, commented. “I am proud to lead such a team, characterized by its determination, passion, and discipline.”

To learn more about the Danone executive team, click here.

Congratulations to the new Chiefs and their latest appointments! Deli Market News will keep an eye on the innovations and developments to come.

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