“Danone has a social and economic project, what is important is that [le groupe] keep this double project “, reacted Geoffroy Roux de Bézieux, president of Medef, this Monday, March 15 on franceinfo, after the ousting of Emmanuel Faber from the presidency of the food giant. “I would like to pay tribute to Emmanuel Faber who helped everyone move forward, he was perhaps at the forefront and he was a good boss of Danone”, adds the president of Medef.
In the hot seat for months, Emmanuel Faber has been replaced “with immediate effect” as chairman of the board of directors of the food giant by Gilles Schnepp, the former boss of Legrand.
There have been disagreements, it seems, I speak very cautiously between the board and the chairman of the board. So for a moment, we have to draw the consequences.Geoffroy Roux de Bézieux, President of Medef
According to him, Gilles Schnepp, who has just been appointed, will be in line with this “double project”, that is to say he “We must continue to make profits. This is the sustainability of the company. But Danone has always had a special, social and now ecological dimension. The objective is to keep that”, estimated the president of Medef.