Our Board of Directors

We are the only association in the consumer goods industry that is truly global, while embracing both retailers and manufacturers. We are also run by a unique Board, consisting of the global CEOs of 50 of our members. Take a look through the list of CEOs, and their respective companies, who are helping to drive positive change globally.

Chairman of the Board and CEO of Groupe Savencia

French citizen, born in 1952, Alex Bongrain is Chairman of the Board and CEO of Groupe Savencia, a French family company founded more than 60 years ago in France.

After an education in engineering (Ecole des Mines) and finance (Wharton), he joined Groupe Savencia in 1980, holding various positions within the Group. He was appointed as a member of the Management Board in 1997, and of the Supervisory Board from 2001 to 2004, at which time he became President and CEO.

In addition, he was appointed Chairman of the Board in 2007.

Description of Groupe Savencia

Groupe Savencia is one of the top transformers of milk in Europe and n01 worldwide for specialty cheeses.

With 18 550 employees generating consolidated sales close to € 4 billion in 2011, the Group is active in 31 countries and exports to 130 countries.

In addition to its dairy activities, which include traditional cheese, dairy and cheese ingredients, butter and long shelf life cream, the Group also serves food service and industrial markets, providing butter fat and specific dairy proteins for the food, dietetic and health industries.

 

Board Co-Chair:
Retailer College 

Ian COOK

 

Board Co-Chair:
Manufacturing College

Olaf KOCH

 

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