Emmanuel Besnier

About Emmanuel Besnier

Birth Day: September 18, 1970
Birth Place: Laval, France, France
Birth Sign: Libra
Residence: 7th arrondissement, Paris Entrammes, France
Education: Lycée de l'Immaculée-Conception
Alma mater: ISG Business School
Occupation: CEO, Lactalis
Spouse(s): Sandrine
Children: 3
Parent(s): Michel Besnier Christiane
Relatives: André Besnier (grandfather) Jean-Michel Besnier (brother) Marie Besnier Beauvalot (sister)

Emmanuel Besnier Net Worth

Emmanuel Besnier was bornon September 18, 1970 in Laval, France, France. Emmanuel Besnier has been called the "French Howard Hughes," "the Emperor of Cheese," and, thanks to his disdain for the press, "the invisible billionaire." He's said to shun the media so much that only a handful of photos of him exist. The oldest of three siblings, Emmanuel is CEO of Lactalis, his family's dairy company based in his ancestral hometown of Laval in western France. His father founded the company, which sells over $18 billion of products including President brie, Milkmaid yogurts and Valbreso Feta. The biggest dairy producer in Europe, Lactalis continues to expand internationally in places like China and Southeast Asia. Through the family's holding companies, he, his brother Jean-Michel and sister Marie also own stakes in Italy's publicly traded Parmalat and Frommageries Bel, the French maker of Baby Bel, La Vache Qui Rit and Boursin.
Emmanuel Besnier is a member of Food and Beverage

💰 Net worth: $14.4 Billion (Updated at 22 June 2018)

2013 $4.3 Billion
2014 $7.9 Billion
2015 $7.1 Billion
2016 $7.6 Billion
2017 $11.3 Billion
2018 $15.45 Billion

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Biography/Timeline

1970

Emmanuel Besnier was born on 18 September 1970 in Laval, Mayenne, France. His Father is Michel Besnier and his mother, Christiane. His paternal grandfather, André Besnier, was the founder of Lactalis in 1933. He has a brother, Jean-Michel, and a sister, Marie.

1985

He married Sandrine, a native of Laval whom he met at the lycée, at the Basilique Notre-Dame d'Avesnières (fr) in Laval. They have three children. They reside in the 7th arrondissement of Paris. They also live in a château in Entrammes near Laval that he inherited from his Father. They summer at their house on the île de Ré and winter in Courchevel.

1995

Besnier joined Lactalis as Director of Development in 1995. He took over as the Chief Executive Officer in 2000, when his Father died.

2006

In 2006, he was the recipient of the "Mayennais of the Year" award from the local Rotary Club.

2015

With his brother and sister, he owned 83% of Lactalis. In January 2015, according to Forbes, he had a net worth of $6.7 billion. He shuns publicity and has been nicknamed, "the invisible Billionaire."

2017

At the end of 2017, Lactasis has to recall 12 million salmonella-contaminated boxes of baby milk from 83 countries. Besnier was summoned by Bruno Lemaire to the French Finance ministry.