Appointed: 1 January 2021
Antoine has a wealth of experience in driving business expansion, innovation, leadership and sustainability. As CEO of Barry Callebaut, Antoine brought the company’s sustainability agenda to the heart of its strategy, setting ambitious targets that address the largest sustainability challenges in the chocolate supply chain. He gained extensive experience of managing leading consumer brands at Unilever. This strong understanding of the consumer market and focus on sustainability makes him an invaluable asset to Burberry.
As of September 2021, Antoine is CEO of Danone, a world leading food company built on three business lines: Essential Dairy and Plant-based Products, Waters, and Specialised Nutrition. The company is listed on the Euronext Paris Stock Exchange and is included in the CAC 40 stock market index. From October 2015 to September 2021, he was CEO of Barry Callebaut, and prior to that, Antoine held a number of senior executive positions at Unilever plc, including President of Unilever Foods and member of Unilever’s Group Executive Committee, Executive Vice President for Unilever Skin Category and Executive Vice President for Unilever’s Central and Eastern Europe region. From 2009 to 2020, Antoine served as a Non-Executive Director of Essilor International, which prior to its merger with Luxottica Group Spa, was listed on Euronext Paris and included in the CAC40 index. Antoine was appointed as a Non-Executive Director of Barry-Callebaut AG with effect from 8 December 2021.