Sunday March 14, 10:30 p.m. At the end of a council of more than four hours in an atmosphere to cut with the knife, the council of Danone withdraws its confidence in Emmanuel Faber.
After a tense round table, where the CEO for four years has asked the 15 members of the board to justify their decision, the Faber era is ending at Danone.
The episode, with tragic overtones, is the epilogue of a governance crisis that began in October 2020, with the emergence of dissensions, within the council, around the figure of Emmanuel Faber and his exercise of power. by some
The challenges of Danone's new boss
Six months to the day, Antoine de Saint-Affrique takes over the general management of Danone this Wednesday.
Despite a period of transition unanimously welcomed, under the leadership of Véronique Penchienati and Shane Grant, the 100,000 employees of the group remain marked by the violence of the crisis.
And the brutal ousting of the CEO, in a group with a solidly anchored social fiber.
Because if the crisis was played out at the highest level
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