People: Danone SA (DANO.PA)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Franck Riboud

57 1997 Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer, Chairman of the Executive Committee

Emmanuel Faber

49 2011 Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Vice Chairman of the Board, Member of the Executive Committee

Bernard Hours

57 2011 Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Member of the Executive Committee, Vice Chairman of the Board

Pierre-Andre Terisse

46 2008 Chief Financial Officer, Member of the Executive Committee

Marc Benoit

49 2014 General Manager of Human Resources and Member of the Executive Committee

Francisco Camacho

2011 General Manager of Waters, Member of the Executive Committee

Thomas Kunz

2011 General Manager of Fresh Dairy Products, Member of the Executive Committee

Felix Martin Garcia

52 2011 General Manager of Baby Nutrition, Member of the Executive Committee

Flemming Morgan

57 2009 General Manager, Medical Nutrition, Member of the Executive Committee

Jean-Philippe Pare

54 2011 General Manager of Research and Development, Member of the Executive Committee

Yoshihiro Kawabata

64 2010 Director

Isabelle Seillier

54 2011 Director

Mouna Sepehri

50 2012 Director

Virginia Stallings

62 2012 Director

Jacques Vincent

67 2011 Director

Bruno Bonnell

55 2002 Independent Director

Richard Goblet d'Alviella

65 2003 Independent Director

Jacques-Antoine Granjon

51 2012 Independent Director

Jean Laurent

68 2013 Independent Director, Lead Independent Director

Benoit Potier

56 2003 Independent Director

Jean-Michel Severino

55 2011 Independent Director

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Biographies

Name Description

Franck Riboud

Mr. Franck Riboud has been Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Executive Committee of Danone SA since July 4, 1997. He joined the Group in 1981, where he held successive positions through 1989 in management control, sales and marketing. After serving as Head of Sales at Heudebert, in September 1989 he was appointed to head up the department responsible for the integration and development of new companies in the Biscuits branch. He then participated in the acquisition of Nabisco’s European activities by BSN. In July 1990, he was appointed General Manager of Societe des Eaux Minerales d’Evian. In 1992, he became Head of the Group Development Department. Since 2008, he has been the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the danone.communities mutual fund (SICAV). Since 2009, he has served as the Chairman of the Steering Committee of Fonds Danone pour l’Ecosysteme, and in December 2011 he was named member of the Steering Committee of the Livelihoods Fund. He holds a number of other positions, including Director of Renault SA and Rolex SA.

Emmanuel Faber

Mr. Emmanuel Faber has been Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Vice Chairman of the Board and Member of the Executive Committee of Danone SA since April 28, 2011. He is also a Member of the Social Responsibility Committee of Danone SA as of February 14, 2007. He joined the Group in 1997 to head the Mergers and Acquisitions and Corporate Strategy department. He was appointed Executive Vice President and Finance Director in 1999; he was successively appointed member of the Executive Committee of Groupe Danone in 2000. On July 2002, Mr. Faber became Executive Vice President Finance, Strategy and Information Systems. On July 2005, he was appointed Senior Executive Vice President of the Asia Pacific. He began his career as a Consultant with Bain & Co. then worked for Banque Baring Brothers in 1988. Subsequently, he became Director of Finance and Head of Strategy of the Legris Industries Group in 1993, and later Member of the Board of Directors in 1994 and Managing Director of the Group in 1997. Mr. Faber is a graduate of Hautes Etudes Commerciales (HEC). Mr. Faber holds various other positions, including Director of Grameen Danone Foods Limited, and Member of the Supervisory Board of Legris Industries SA.

Bernard Hours

Mr. Bernard Hours has been Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Member of the Executive Committee and Vice Chairman of the Board at Danone SA since April 28, 2011. Mr. Hours is a graduate of Hautes Etudes Commerciales (HEC) and began his career at Unilever in 1979 as a Product Manager. He joined Danone in 1985 as Evian’s Head of Marketing in France. He later became Kronenbourg’s Head of Marketing and in 1990 Head of Marketing for Danone France. In 1994, he was named Chairman of Danone Hungary, and then Chairman of Danone Germany in 1996. He then returned to France as the Chairman of LU France in 1998. In November 2001, he was named Vice-President of the Fresh Dairy Products Division and joined the Group’s Executive Committee. In 2002, he was named Chairman of the Global Fresh Dairy Products Division, then Head of the Group’s Research and Development division. Since January 1, 2008, he has been Deputy Chief Executive Officer of Danone, responsible for the Group’s four operating Divisions: Fresh Dairy Products, Waters, Baby Nutrition and Medical Nutrition. Since 2009, he has been a member of the Steering Committee of the Fonds Danone pour l’Ecosysteme, and since 2011, he has served as a Director of the danone.communities mutual fund (SICAV). he holds a number of other positions, including Director of Danone Industria, Essilior of America, Inc and Flam SA.

Pierre-Andre Terisse

Mr. Pierre-Andre Terisse has been Chief Financial Officer and Member of the Executive Committee of Danone SA since April 14, 2008. He served as Financial Director of Altadis Group prior to that. A graduate of Ecole de Management de Lyon, he started his career at Danone SA in 1992. Following several positions in financial departments in Belgium, Italy, Singapore and France, in 1999 he was appointed Corporate Finance Manager within the General Finance & Strategy division of the Company in Paris. In 2003, he joined Altadis Group as Treasury Director. He was appointed Financial Director in 2006.

Marc Benoit

Mr. Marc Benoit has been General Manager of Human Resources and Member of the Executive Committee of Danone SA since January 1, 2014. He began his career in the marketing department of Renault UK in 1987. In 1989 he moved to Henkel and held various positions in Germany and France before becoming General Manager, Detergents, for France and the Benelux. He then served as General Manager of DIAM Group Europe. Mr. Benoit joined Danone SA in 2007 as General Manager of Bledina. He was appointed Regional Vice-President, Southern Europe in 2008, and in 2009 became Regional Vice-President Baby Nutrition, Mediterranean Region.

Francisco Camacho

Mr. Francisco Camacho has been the General Manager of Waters and a Member of the Executive Committee of Danone SA since October 1, 2011. He holds a degree in Computer Engineering and an MBA from Tecnologico de Monterrey (ITESM) in Mexico. He started his career at Procter & Gamble where he rose through a series of marketing positions in Mexico and Latin America. In 1998, he joined Revlon and held senior management positions in Venezuela, Chile, Brazil and Mexico. In 2000, Mr. Camacho joined Danone as Head of Bonafont, the Waters division subsidiary in Mexico. He was in charge of Evian North America in 2002 and Danone Argentina in 2004, and in 2007 became General Manager of the region comprising Argentina, Chile and Uruguay.

Thomas Kunz

Mr. Thomas Kunz has been General Manager of Fresh Dairy Products and Member of the Executive Committee of Danone SA since October 1, 2011. He previously served as General Manager of Danone Waters from July 1, 2004. He joined the Group in 1990 as Marketing Director of Gervais Danone AG, Germany. In 1995, he was appointed General Manager of Danone Mexico, and in 1998, he was appointed General Manager of Bagley, Argentina. In 1999, he was appointed General Manager of the Dairy North America business. Mr. Kunz graduated from Universitaet Saint Gallen in Switzerland with a degree in Economics.

Felix Martin Garcia

Mr. Felix Martin Garcia has served as General Manager of Baby Nutrition and Member of the Executive Committee of Danone SA since January 1, 2011. After different positions at Unilever and Seagram, he joined the Company in 1998 as General Manager of Danone Mexico. In 2001, he was appointed Executive Vice President for Dairy in Central and Eastern Europe. In April 2007, he also became Executive Vice-President for South Asia. He studied Psychology in Madrid University and Management in England and Belgium.

Flemming Morgan

Mr. Flemming Morgan has been General Manager, Medical Nutrition and Member of the Executive Committee of Danone SA since February 28, 2009. He joined Danone SA with the acquisition in 2007 of Royal Numico N.V. , a company he had entered in September 2006 as General Manager Medical Nutrition. He is a graduate of the University of Edinburgh, Master of Arts, and INSEAD. He started his career in 1979 within the marketing and sales divisions of Coats Viyella in Scotland, Chile and Ecuador. In 1983, he joined British American Tobacco where he became the Netherlands' General Manager, starting in 1992, and then Argentina's General Manager in 1994. He started at Coca-Cola in 1997 as Deputy Division President of Coca-Cola Andean and then as General Manager of Coca-Cola in Venezuela before becoming Vice President and General Manager of Minute Maid Greater Europe in 1999. He first joined Danone SA in 2000 as General Manager Dairy in Germany and Austria before being appointed General Manager of Danone in Africa and Middle East in 2001.

Jean-Philippe Pare

Mr. Jean-Philippe Pare is the General Manager of Research and Development and a Member of the Executive Committee of Danone SA as of May 2, 2011. He is graduate of Paris business school ESCP. He began his career in marketing and sales with Danone's Fresh dairy product division in France, before moving on to LU France. In 1997, he was named General Manager of LU Spain, in 1999 General Manager of Bagley SA in Argentina, and then, in 2002, General Manager of HP Foods in the UK. In 2005, he was appointed General Manager of LU France and kept this position with Kraft Foods in 2007. He became President of Kraft Foods France in June 2010.

Yoshihiro Kawabata

Mr. Yoshihiro Kawabata has served as a Director of Danone SA since April 22, 2010. He has been a Member of the Company's Nomintaing and Remuneration Committee since April 2011. He is is a graduate of the University of Meiji in Tokyo, Japan. He joined Yakult Honsha in 1971 and worked in the delivery business (Yakult Ladies) within the sales division. He was appointed Director of Yakult Philippines, Inc. in 1981. In 1987, he returned to Japan and worked for the delivery business of the Kyushu branch (southern Japan). In 1990, he was named Director of Yakult Indonesia and helped to found the company. In 1992, Mr. Kawabata was named Manager of the International Department of Yakult Honsha and helped with the expansion of Yakult’s activities in Australia. In 2003, he was appointed Director of Yakult Honsha and was responsible for the International Affairs Department and the Liaison Office between Yakult Honsha and Danone. In 2009, he was appointed Senior Managing Director of Yakult Honsha as the Head of the International Affairs Department. Since June 2011, he has been Executive Vice President and Head of the International Business Division. He is also the Yakult representative at the liaison office between Yakult and Danone and is responsible for this cooperation. In June 2012, he was appointed Director and Deputy President, in addition to being Head of Administrative Division and Head of the International Business Division of Yakult Honsha.

Isabelle Seillier

Ms. Isabelle Seillier has been a Director of Danone SA since April 28, 2011. She is a graduate of Sciences-Po Paris (Economics-Finance, 1985) and holds a Masters degree in business law. In 1987, she began her professional career in the options division of Societe Generale in Paris, where she headed the Sales Department for options products in Europe until 1993. She joined J.P. Morgan in Paris in 1993 as the head of the Sales Department for derivative products in France for industrial companies. In 1997, she became an investment banker at J.P. Morgan & Cie SA as a banking advisor providing coverage for industrial clients. In March 2005, she was appointed the joint head of investment banking before being named sole head of this activity beginning in June 2006. From 2008 she was Chairman of J.P. Morgan for France while still remaining in charge of investment banking for France and North Africa. She is now the head of all Investment Banking activities for financial institutions of J.P. Morgan for Europe, Middle-East and Africa (EMEA). She holds other positions, including Director of Club Mediterranee, AFB and Europlace.

Mouna Sepehri

Ms. Mouna Sepehri has served as a Director of Danone SA since April 26, 2012. She has also been a Member of the Company's Audit Committee since April 2012. After receiving her law degree and joining the Paris bar, she began her career in 1990 as a lawyer in Paris and then New York, where she specialized in Mergers & Acquisitions and International Business Law. She joined Renault in 1996 as the group's Deputy General Counsel. She played an integral part in the group’s international growth and participated in the creation of the Renault-Nissan Alliance from the beginning (1999) as a member of the negotiating team. In 2007, she joined the Office of the CEO and was in charge of the management of the cross functional teams. In 2009, she was appointed Director of the Renault-Nissan Alliance CEO Office and Secretary of the Alliance Board. In 2010, she also became a member of the steering committee on the Alliance cooperation with Daimler. As a part of that mission, she was responsible for steering the implementation of Alliance synergies, coordinating strategic cooperation and for driving new projects. On April 11, 2011, she joined the Renault group Executive Committee as Executive Vice President, Office of the CEO. She oversees the following functions: Legal, Public Affairs, Communications, Corporate Social Responsibility, Property and General Services, Prevention and Group Protection, Cross-functional Support and the Operating Costs Effectiveness Program. She also serves as a Director of Nexans and a Member of the Supervisory Board of M6 SA.

Virginia Stallings

Dr. Virginia A. Stallings has served as Member of the Board of Directors of Danone SA since April 26, 2012. She is a Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine, Director of the Nutrition Center at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and holds the Jean A. Cortner Endowed Chair in Gastroenterology and Nutrition. She is a pediatrician and a specialist in nutrition and growth in children with chronic illness. Her research interests are in areas of nutrition-related growth and body composition in healthy children and those with chronic disease including: obesity, sickle cell disease, osteoporosis, cystic fibrosis, cerebral palsy, Crohn disease, HIV and congenital heart disease. She has been involved in pediatric nutrition clinical care and research for more than 25 years. Dr. Stallings plays a broader role in the community of nutrition scientists and physicians as a past or current member of the Institute of Medicine, the Food and Nutrition Board of the National Academy of Sciences and the council of the American Society for Nutrition. She was the Chair of the 2007 Institute of Medicine committee report, Nutrition Standards for Foods in Schools: Leading the Way Towards Healthier Youth and the 2010 committee report, School Meals: Building Blocks for Healthy Children, that lead to new policy to improve the nutritional quality of school breakfast and lunch for children across the United States.

Jacques Vincent

Mr. Jacques Vincent has served as a Director of Danone SA since March 17, 1997. He is a graduate of Ecole Centrale de Paris, Faculte de Sciences Economiques of Pantheon-Assas in Paris and Stanford University in the United States. He joined the Group in 1970 and held positions in Management Control, Sales and Distribution. He was appointed General Manager of Stenval in 1979 and was later, in succession, General Manager of Danone Italy, Danone Germany, Italaquae, Dannon USA and the Group’s Fresh Dairy Products Division. In 1996, he was named Deputy General Manager of Danone. In 1998, he was named Vice-Chairman of the Board of Directors of Danone. In 2007, he became the Chairman’s Advisor for Strategy and stepped down from his position as Deputy General Manager in April 2010 in connection with his retirement. Mr. Vincent manages the UnMetierVocation foundation and the Art For Smile (an art charity) gallery. He is also a Director of Syngenta, Institut Biophytis, Cereplast and Mediaperformances.

Bruno Bonnell

Mr. Bruno Bonnell has been Independent Director of Danone SA since February 18, 2002. He is a Member of the Company's Social Responsibility Committee. He received a degree in chemical engineering at CPE Lyon (Ecole Superieure de Chimie Physique Electronique de Lyon) and another in applied economics from the University of Paris-Dauphine (class of 1982). He began his career at Thomson SDRM as a business engineer responsible for launching and marketing the company’s first computer, the T07. In June 1983, he founded Infogrames, which in 2000 merged with Atari. In 1995, he co-founded Infonie, the first Internet service provider in France. He left Infogrames in April 2007 and headed Robopolis SAS, a company specialized in service robotics. In 2010, he founded Awabot SAS, a company specialized in services on robotic platform. Currently, he serves as Chairman of I-Volution SAS, Awabot SAS and Sorobot SAS, Director of April SA and Robopolis SAS and Member of the Management Board of Pathe SAS.

Richard Goblet d'Alviella

Count Richard Goblet d'Alviella has been an Independent Director of Danone SA since April 11, 2003. He is a Member of the Company's Audit Committee. He has a degree in commercial engineering from Universite Libre de Bruxelles and holds and MBA from Harvard Business School. For 15 years, he was an investment banker specializing in international finance in London and New York. He serves as Executive Chairman of Sofina SA, Managing Director of Union Financiere Boel SA, Director and Member of the Audit Committee of Caledonia Investments, Director of Henex SA, GL Events SA and Societe de Participations Industrielles SA, and Member of the Supervisory Board, Audit Committee and Compensation Committee of Eurazeo SA.

Jacques-Antoine Granjon

Mr. Jacques-Antoine Granjon has served as an Independent Director at Danone SA since April 26, 2012. He is a graduate of the European Business School in Paris. After completing his studies, he co-founded Cofotex SA, which specialized in close-outs wholesale. In 1996, he purchased the former printing plants of the ‘Le Monde’ newspaper, which were being sold as part of an urban renewal program for La Plaine-Saint-Denis (93), and there he established the headquarters of Oredis Group. In January 2001, Mr. Granjon and his partners launched vente-privee.com. He is currently Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of vente-privee.com, and holds a number of other positions, including Chairman of Orefi SAS, Orefo SAS and Orimm SAS.

Jean Laurent

Mr. Jean Laurent has been Independent Director and Lead Independent Director of Danone SA since February 18, 2013. He is also Chairman of the Company's Social Responsibility Committee as of February 14, 2007 and Chairman of the Nominating and Remuneration Committee as of April 2011. He holds a MSc degree from Wichita State University and graduated from Ecole Nationale Superieure d'Aeronautique in 1967 as a Civil Engineer. He spent his entire career at Credit Agricole group, first with Credit Agricole de Toulouse, and later with Credit Agricole du Loiret and then Credit Agricole de l’Ile de France, where he exercised or supervised various retail banking business activities. He then joined Caisse Nationale du Credit Agricole, first as Deputy General Manager (1993-1999) and later as Chief Executive Officer (1999-2005). In that capacity, he was responsible for the public offering of Credit Agricole S.A. (2001) and the acquisition and integration of Credit Lyonnais in Credit Agricole group. A company Director, he is also Chairman of the Board of Directors of Fonciere des Regions. He is also a Director at Beni Stabili, Eurazeo and Unigrains.

Benoit Potier

Mr. Benoit Potier has been an Independent Director of Danone SA since April 11, 2003. He has been a Member of the Nomination and Remuneration Committee since April 2012. A graduate of the Ecole Centrale de Paris, Mr. Potier joined the Air Liquide group in 1981 as a Research and Development engineer. He then held positions as Project Manager in the Engineering and Construction Department and Head of Energy Development within the Large Industry segment. In 1993 he was named Head of Strategy-Organization and in 1994 he was appointed Head of Chemicals, Steel, Refining and Energy Markets. He became Deputy General Manager in 1995, and added to the aforementioned responsibilities that of Head of Construction Engineering and Large Industry for Europe. He was appointed Chief Executive Officer in 1997, a Director of Air Liquide in 2000 and Chairman of the Management Board in November 2001. In 2006, he was named Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of L’Air Liquide SA. In 2008, he initiated the creation of Fondation Air Liquide and has served as its Chairman since its inception. He is also a member of the Michelin Supervisory Board. Since October 2010, he has also been the Vice-Chairman of the European Roundtable of Industrialists (ERT).

Jean-Michel Severino

Mr. Jean-Michel Severino has been an Independant Director at Danone SA since April 28, 2011. He has also been Chairman of the Company's Audit Committee since April 2012 and a Member of its Social Responsibility Committee since April 2011. He is a graduate of the Ecole Nationale d’Administration, ESCP, IEP Paris and holds a postgraduate degree (DEA) in economics and a Bachelors degree in law. After four years working at the French General Inspection of Finance (1984-1988), he was named technical advisor for economic and financial affairs at the French Ministry of Cooperation (1988-1989) and later became the head of that ministry’s Department of Economic and Financial Affairs and then its Development Director. In 1996, he was recruited by the World Bank as the Director for Central Europe at a time when this region was marked by the end of the Balkans conflict and reconstruction. He became the World Bank’s Vice-President in charge of Far East Asia from 1997 to 2001. After a brief stint working once again for the French government as Inspector General of Finance, he was named Chief Executive Officer of the Agence Francaise de Developpement (AFD). In 2010, at the end of his third term of office, he returned once again to the French General Inspection of Finance, where he is responsible for the French partnership for water. In May 2011, he left the civil service in order to head up “Investisseur et Partenaire Conseil”. In addition to his professional duties, he has experience in the educational and research areas, notably as an associate professor at CERDI (Centre d’Etudes et de Recherches sur le Developpement International). He was elected as a member of the Academie des Technologies (2010); he is currently a senior fellow of the Fondation pour la Recherche sur le De.veloppement International (FERDI) and of the German Marshall Fund (GMF). His other positions include Director of France Telecom.

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