Board of Directors

Gilles Schnepp

Gilles Schnepp

Chairman of Danone*
Date of birthOctober 16, 1958
First electedMay 2020
Term expiresGeneral Meeting 2026
Business address54, rue la Boétie – 75008 Paris (France)

Independent director / Chairman of the Appointments, Governance and CSR Committee / Member of the Strategy Committee

Education and business experience

In 2021, Gilles Schnepp was appointed Chairman of Danone. He is also a Lead Independent Director on the Board of Directors.
A graduate of HEC in 1981, Gilles Schnepp began his career at Merrill Lynch in 1983 before joining Legrand in 1989 where he held several positions before becoming Deputy Chief Executive Officer in 2001, Chief Executive Officer in 2004 and Chairman and Chief Executive Officer in 2006. Since 2020, he has been member of the Board of Directors.
Gilles Schnepp has also been a member of the Board of Directors of Saint Gobain since 2009.
Gilles Schnepp thus brings to the Board his skills in financial matters and his experience in managing international groups.


Directorships and appointments outside the Sanofi Group

Directorships as of 12/31/2020

  • Chairman of the Board of Directors of Danone*
  • Member of the Board of Directors of Legrand*
  • Member of the Board of Directors of Saint Gobain*

(*) Listed companies are indicated by an asterisk.