Appointed: 1 January 2021
Antoine has a wealth of experience in driving business expansion, innovation, leadership and sustainability. As CEO of Barry Callebaut, Antoine has 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 also gained extensive experience of managing leading consumer brands at Unilever. This strong understanding of the consumer market and focus on sustainability make him an invaluable asset to Burberry.
Antoine is CEO of Barry Callebaut, a Swiss listed company, which is the world’s largest supplier of chocolate and cocoa products. Prior to joining Barry Callebaut in 2015, 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, he 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.