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Executive Committee

Under the authority of the CEO, the Executive Committee meets once a month. It ensures the operational direction of the Company, implements the strategy defined by the Board of Directors, checks the coherence of the actions taken by the operational business lines and business units, decides on the action plans and agrees on the budget.

Composition of the Executive Committee

EMMANUEL FABER

CEO and Vice-Chairman of the Board of Directors

Bertrand Austruy

Executive Vice President, Human Resources and General Secretary

Bertrand Austruy

Executive Vice President, Human Resources and General Secretary

Born in 1973, in France

Business address:

17, boulevard Haussmann – 75009 Paris – France

Function:

General Secretary as of January 1, 2015

and Executive Vice-President Human Resources, as of March 1st 2017

Arrived at Danone: 2001

Personal background – experience and expertise

Bertrand Austruy began his career in 1997 as a business attorney in Paris.

In 2001, he joined Danone's Fresh Dairy Products France unit as General Counsel, before being appointed General Counsel Asia-Pacific in 2003. In 2007, he returned to France as General Counsel International Business and Partnerships. In 2010, he was named General Counsel of the company.

In January 2014, Bertrand Austruy was appointed General Counsel and Vice President Product Compliance and Food Safety.

January 2015, he is General Secretary and member of the Executive Committee.

In March 2017, besides his role as General Secretary, Bertrand Austruy has been appointed EVP, Human Resources.

In October 2017, he also takes the leadership of the Danone Business Services (One Danone).

Cécile Cabanis

Executive Vice-President, Chief Financial Officer, IS/IT, Cycles & Procurement

Cécile Cabanis

Executive Vice-President, Chief Financial Officer, IS/IT, Cycles & Procurement

Born in 1971, in France

Business address:

17, boulevard Haussmann – 75009 Paris – France

Function:

Executive Vice-President, Chief Financial Officer, as of January 1, 2015

Executive Vice-President, Strategy and Information Systems, as of March 1st 2017, and Cycles and Procurement, as of October 2017

Arrived at Danone: 2004

Personal background – experience and expertise

Cécile Cabanis began her career in 1995 with L'Oréal in South Africa as Logistics Manager and Financial Controller before moving to France as Internal Auditor. In 2000, she was appointed Deputy Director Mergers & Acquisitions at France Télécom.

Cécile Cabanis joined Danone in 2004, and has served in a range of key positions in finance, including Corporate Finance Director, then head of Business Development. In 2010 she was appointed Vice President Finance for the Fresh Dairy Products division.

Since February 2015, she is Chief Financial Officer and member of the Executive Committee.

In March 2017, besides her responsibility as EVP Chief Financial Officer, and Strategy, Cécile Cabanis takes the leadership for Information Systems and Information Technology (IS/IT).

In October 2017, Cécile Cabanis adds Cycles, Procurement and Nature Sustainability to her scope of responsibility and becomes EVP, Chief Financial Officer, IS/IT, Cycles & Procurement.

Cécile Cabanis is also member of the Board of Directors and Audit Committee of Schneider Electric

Francisco Camacho

Executive Vice President, Essential Dairy and Plant-Based

Francisco Camacho

Executive Vice President, Essential Dairy and Plant-Based

Born April 10, 1965, in Mexico

Business address:

17, boulevard Haussmann – 75009 Paris – France

Function:

Executive Vice President, Essential Dairy and Plant-Based, as of October 2017

Arrived at Danone: 2000

Personal background – experience and expertise

Francisco Camacho 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, Francisco 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. In 2009, he managed Latin American business for the Fresh Dairy Products division.

Since 2011, Francisco Camacho is Executive Vice-President for the Waters division and member of the Executive Committee.

In March 2017, besides his responsibility for the Waters category, Francisco Camacho is appointed Growth & Innovation Officer and takes the leadership of a new integrated team that brings together R&D, Quality, Innovation, Digital, Marketing and Customers’ relationship.

In October 2017, Francisco Camacho is appointed Executive Vice President, Essential Dairy and Plant-Based.

Henri Bruxelles

Executive Vice President, Waters and Africa

Henri Bruxelles

Executive Vice President, Waters and Africa

Business address:

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Function:

Executive Vice President, Waters and Africa, as of October 2017

Arrived at Danone: 1987

Personal background – experience and expertise

Henri Bruxelles started his career at Danone in 1987 where he had several assignments in Marketing in Germany, France, Spain and Brazil as VP Marketing for Danone Brazil in 1998.

In 2002, he was appointed VP Marketing of Danone France and in 2004, VP Marketing of the Dairy WWBU. Then in 2008, he was Chief Marketing Officer of Danone.

In 2010, he was appointed General Manager of Danone Portugal and, in 2013, General Manager of Danone Argentina.

In May 2015, Henri Bruxelles became Regional VP Waters Latam.

In October 2017, Henri Bruxelles joined the Executive Committee as EVP, Waters and Africa.

 

Bridgette Heller

Executive Vice President, Early Life Nutrition and Advanced Medical Nutrition

Bridgette Heller

Executive Vice President, Early Life Nutrition and Advanced Medical Nutrition

Born on August 30, 1961, in the United States

Business address:

Schipol Boulevard 105, 1118 BG Schipol - The Netherlands

Function:

Executive Vice-President, Early Life Nutrition, as of July 1st 2016

and Executive Vice-President, Advanced Medical Nutrition, as of mid-2017

Arrived at Danone: July 2016

Personal background – experience and expertise

Bridgette Heller started her career at Kraft Foods in 1985. She spent seventeen years in the company, including Executive Vice President and General Manager for the North American Coffee portfolio. In 2005, Bridgette Heller joined Johnson & Johnson as Global President for the Baby Global Business Unit. Ultimately Bridgette Heller became Executive Vice President & President, Consumer Care, for Merck & Co in 2010.

Bridgette Heller is an American citizen. She received an MBA from the J. L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University and received her B.A. from Northwestern University.

She serves on the Board of Directors of TechData Corporation.

In July 2016, Bridgette Heller is appointed EVP for Early Life Nutrition, and she also takes the leadership of Advanced Medical Nutrition in July 2017.

In October 2017, Bridgette Heller takes the responsibility for Access and Danone Communities in addition to her current responsibilities. She also becomes co-leader of the Protein program together with Cécile Cabanis.