Effective today, Véronique Penchienati-Bosetta, currently EVP Growth & Innovation and member of the Executive Committee, is taking over from Bridgette Heller as EVP Specialized Nutrition.
After joining Danone in 2016 as EVP Early Life Nutrition, Bridgette will be leaving the company, due to matters related to her personal situation.
Throughout her 20-year career within Danone, Véronique has been a great business leader who has consistently driven strong sustainable growth, in different markets and divisions, and in particular made evian the truly iconic brand it has become.
Most recently she successfully led the Growth & Innovation process into a powerful engine for the company’s e-business plan to double sales by 2020, and oversaw the acceleration by 40% of innovation contribution to our sales since 2016.
Emmanuel Faber, Danone Chairman and CEO, comments: “Parting ways with Bridgette is a fact of life which can only come with regrets. I would like to thank her from the heart for her great contribution in her three years with us, and wish her all the best for the future. I also wish all the best to Véronique in her new role, to continue to grow our unparalleled franchise in Specialized Nutrition.”
About Danone (www.danone.com)
Dedicated to bringing health through food to as many people as possible, Danone is a leading global food & beverage company built on four businesses: Essential Dairy and Plant-Based Products, Waters, Early Life Nutrition and Advanced Medical Nutrition. Danone aims to inspire healthier and more sustainable eating and drinking practices, in line with its vision -Danone, One Planet. One Health- which reflects a strong belief that the health of people and the health of the planet are interconnected. Building on health-focused categories, Danone commits to operating in an efficient and responsible manner to create and share sustainable value. Danone holds itself to the highest standards in doing business, as reflected by its ambition to become one of the first multinationals certified as B Corp. With products sold in over 120 markets, Danone generated sales of €24.7 billion in 2017. Danone’s portfolio includes leading international brands (Actimel, Activia, Alpro, Aptamil, Danette, Danio, Danonino, evian, Nutricia, Nutrilon, Volvic, among others) as well as strong local and regional brands (including AQUA, Blédina, Bonafont, Cow & Gate, Horizon, Mizone, Oikos, Prostokvashino, Silk, Vega). Listed on Euronext Paris and on the OTCQX market via an ADR (American Depositary Receipt) program, Danone is a component stock of leading social responsibility indexes including the Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes, Vigeo Eiris, the Ethibel Sustainability Index, MSCI Global Sustainability, MSCI Global SRI Indexes and the FTSE4Good Index.