Franck Riboud

Former Chief Executive Officer at Danone SpA

Franck Riboud

Franck Riboud

Former Chief Executive Officer at Danone SpA

Career Highlights

Danone SpA
Eaux Minérales Evian SA
Danone SA

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Chairman of the Board & Chief Executive Officer at Danone SA

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Operating Partner at Verlinvest SA

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Chief Executive Officer, Strategic Business Unit for North America at Danone SA

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Chief Financial Officer at Danone SA

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Chairman & Chief Executive Officer at Danone SpA

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Executive Manager at SCI Édouard VII

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Executive Vice President, Fresh Dairy Products at Danone SA

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Chairman & Chief Executive Officer at Fimalac SA

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Vice President at Université de Paris II - Panthéon-Assas - Law

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Chief Executive Officer-Iberia at Danone SA

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Franck Riboud
Former Chief Executive Officer at Danone SpA
Undergraduate Degree

EPFL is Europe’s most cosmopolitan technical university with students, professors and staff from over 120 nations. A dynamic environment, open to Switzerland and the world, EPFL is centered on its three missions: teaching, research and technology transfer. EPFL works together with an extensive network of partners including other universities and institutes of technology, developing and emerging countries, secondary schools and colleges, industry and economy, political circles and the general public, to bring about real impact for society.

Career History
Chief Executive Officer

Danone SpA engages in the production of fresh milk products. The firm offers yogurt, skim milk, and dessert cream through the marketing of its brands which include Activia, Actimel, Oikos, Danacol, Vitasnella, Danone Super Mario, and Danette. The company was founded in 1966 and is headquartered in Milan, Italy.

Head of Sales
1989 - Prior

Heudebert SA is a private company headquartered in Athis-Mons,, that manufactures baked goods.

Chief Executive Officer
1990 - Prior

Société des Eaux Minérales d'Evian SA, part of Danone SA, is a French company located in Evian-les-Bains that manufactures bottled mineral water.

Boards & Committees
2007 - Current
2002 - Current

Boardriders, Inc. engages in the design, manufacture and distribution of branded apparel, footwear, accessories and other related products. It operates through the following segments: Americas, Europe, Middle East and Africa and Asia/Pacific and Corporate Operations. The firm distributes under the following brand names: Quiksilver, Roxy and DC. The company was founded in 1969 and is headquartered in Huntington Beach, CA.

Honorary Chairman, Board of Directors
1981 - Current

Danone SA engages in the food processing industry. It operates through the following divisions: Fresh Dairy Products, Waters, Early Life Nutrition, and Medical Nutrition. The Fresh Dairy Products division produces and markets yogurts, fermented fresh dairy products, and other specialized fresh dairy products. The Waters division comprises the natural waters business along with aqua drinks. The Early Life Nutrition division focuses on specialized foods for babies and young children to complement breast-feeding while always complying with the World Health Organization Code and local laws. The Medical Nutrition division focuses mainly on people receiving medical treatment, babies afflicted with certain illnesses and frail elderly people. Danone was founded on February 2, 1899 and is headquartered in Paris, France.

Chairman of the Fund Steering Committee
Member of the International Advisory Board

IESE was founded in 1958 as the graduate business school of the University of Navarra with the intention of offering business leaders a holistic view of the firm and an emphasis on the ethical and human aspects of business activities. Its founding constituted a landmark in management education in Europe at a time when executive education was scarcely known outside the United States.

Member, International Advisory Board

Founded in 1881 by the Paris Chamber of Commerce and Industry, HEC Paris specializes in education and research in management sciences. As a leading academic institution in Europe and worldwide, HEC Paris offers a complete and unique range of education programs for students and leaders. HEC Paris has a permanent faculty of 106 professors, 4,000 students and over 8,500 managers in executive education programs every year.

Awards & Honors
Rank #98
Harvard Business Review - 100 Best-Performing CEOs in the World