Danone appoints Lorna Davis and Pascal De Petrini to the Executive Committee to shape the Danone 2020 initiative

Posted: 20 March 2015 | Victoria White | No comments yet

In order to shape the “Danone 2020” initiative, Danone has appointed Lorna Davis and Pascal De Petrini to two newly created roles…

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In order to shape the “Danone 2020” initiative, Danone has appointed Lorna Davis and Pascal De Petrini to two newly created roles.

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Lorna Davis will join the Executive Committee on June 1st, 2015. Her mandate will be to lead the innovative, broad co-creation and company-wide deployment process of “Danone 2020”, a business transformation programme designed for a sustainable, collaborative and community-engaging future.

As a core part of this roadmap to strengthening the economic and social impact of its growth, engaging Danone’s 100,000 employees, Danone has decided to create a “Manifesto” to underpin the way the company intends to deliver its mission. As Chief Manifesto Catalyst, Lorna Davis will play a key role in supporting and coordinating the establishment of the Manifesto across Danone’s teams, and local communities the world over, with a view to maximize the potential of this process to catalyse bottom-up innovation.

Commenting on her appointment, Danone CEO Emmanuel Faber, said: “With a life-long experience in the food industry, living and working in seven countries on all five continents, Lorna’s depth of knowledge and ability to engage people across cultures has allowed her to provide innovative and highly-effective business solutions, including during her 10 years at Danone. I am personally thrilled and we are all extremely pleased to welcome Lorna back to the Danone family.”

Pascal De Petrini will join the Executive Committee on June 15th, 2015 as Executive Vice-President Strategic Resource Cycles. His mandate will be to lead the Strategic Resource Cycles team that will strengthen Danone’s ability to protect and get the best and most appropriate value from its essential resources (milk, water and plastics). He will also manage global sourcing organizations.

Commenting on his appointment, Danone CEO Emmanuel Faber said: “Pascal brings 30 years of passionate experience in the food industry, across Asia, the Middle East and Africa, and in the water, early life nutrition and dairy sectors. I am enthusiastic that we will be able to leverage the business expertise and very strong operations and process transformation capabilities he has gained throughout his long career, including during his previous tenure at Danone.”

Lorna Davis and Pascal De Petrini’s appointments represent the final composition of the Executive Committee who will shape the “Danone 2020” initiative.

Emmanuel Faber concluded: “These two new transformational roles signal the importance of our commitment to the “Danone 2020” initiative. They will act alongside their colleagues of the Executive Committee, taking Danone towards strong, profitable and sustainable growth.”

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