Emmanuel Besnier

About Emmanuel Besnier

Birth Day: September 18, 1970
Birth Place: Laval, France, France
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

Emmanuel Besnier was born on 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.
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Occupation Food and Beverage
Age 53 years old
Zodiac Sign Libra
Born September 18, 1970 (Laval, France, France)
Birthday September 18
Town/City Laval, France, France
Nationality France

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Emmanuel Besnier’s zodiac sign is Libra. According to astrologers, People born under the sign of Libra are peaceful, fair, and they hate being alone. Partnership is very important for them, as their mirror and someone giving them the ability to be the mirror themselves. These individuals are fascinated by balance and symmetry, they are in a constant chase for justice and equality, realizing through life that the only thing that should be truly important to themselves in their own inner core of personality. This is someone ready to do nearly anything to avoid conflict, keeping the peace whenever possible

🌙 Chinese Zodiac Signs

Emmanuel Besnier was born in the Year of the Dog. Those born under the Chinese Zodiac sign of the Dog are loyal, faithful, honest, distrustful, often guilty of telling white lies, temperamental, prone to mood swings, dogmatic, and sensitive. Dogs excel in business but have trouble finding mates. Compatible with Tiger or Horse.

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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.


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.


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


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


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."


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.

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