At a Glance
Date of birth
October 16, 1958
First elected or appointed
General Meeting 2026
Education and Business Experience
In 2021, Gilles Schnepp was appointed Chairman of Danone. He is also the Chairman of 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.
46, avenue de la Grande Armée - 75017 Paris (France)
Directorships & Appointments
Inside the Sanofi Group
Independent director (Chairman of the Appointments, Governance and CSR Committee)
Member of the Strategy Committee
Appointments and Governance and CSR Committee
Outside the sanofi group
Danone*: Chairman of the Board of Directors
Legrand*: Member of the Board of Directors
Saint Gobain*: Member of the Board of Directors