is French businessman born in 1964 in Grenoble. He is the Chief executive officer of Danone, and the Vice-Chairman of the board of directors, where he sits alongside, amongst others, Franck Riboud and Bernard Hours. He is also a member of the Executive Committee since 2000. He is French and was born in 1964 in Grenoble.
An HEC Paris graduate, Emmanuel Faber started his career with Bain & Company (1986). He then worked for the investment bank Barings before joining Legris Industries as Managing Director in 1995. He joins Danone in 1997 as head of Corporate Development and Strategy. In 2000, he becomes Chief Financial Officer of Danone and a member of the Executive Committee. In 2005, he is appointed as Executive Vice President, Asia-Pacific region. Following the encounter of Franck Riboud and Muhammad Yunus, he initiates the social business joint venture Grameen-Danone Foods, Ltd in Bangladesh. At the end of 2006, he oversees the creation of danone.communities, the first French mutual investment fund carrying social business. Since January 2008, he is co-Chief Operating Officer of Danone. He is a member of the board of directors of Danone since 2002, and its Vice-Chairman since 2009.
Invited by Chico Whitaker, he attends the World Social Forum in Belem in 2009
Emmanuel Faber is co-chairing with Martin Hirsch the Action Tank âBusiness and Povertyâ, social experimentation lab, initiated in 2010 by the HEC Paris Chair âSocial Business â Enterprise and Povertyâ, which gathers companies, civil society organizations and academic spheres together with one common objective : contribute to reducing poverty and exclusion in France.
Since 2011, he chairs the Strategic Guidance Committee of IEDES (Institute for Economic and Social Development) of Paris I PanthÃ©on-Sorbonne University, which amongst others, publishes the âTiers-Mondeâ journal.
In 2013, at the request of the French Minister of Development, Pascal Canfin, he writes a report with Jay Naidoo on reforming Official Development Assistance : âMobilizing actors : a new approach to development aidâ.
Together with Michael Lonsdale and Eric-Emmanuel Schmitt, he was chosen to be one of the three French sponsors of the World Youth Day 2011.
In october 2014, he became the CEO of Danone, succeeding to Franck Riboud.
In 2012, his annual compensation is â¬3.9million.
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