Jean-Michel Besnier

About Jean-Michel Besnier

Birth Year: 1967
Birth Place: Laval, France, France
Parent(s): Michel Besnier Christiane Besnier
Relatives: André Besnier (paternal grandfather) Emmanuel Besnier (brother) Marie Besnier Beauvalot (sister)

Jean-Michel Besnier

Jean-Michel Besnier was born on 1967 in Laval, France, France. Jean-Michel Besnier, along with siblings Marie and Emmanuel, inherited French dairy giant Lactalis, 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. Brother Emmanuel runs the company. The biggest dairy producer in Europe, Lactalis continues to expand internationally in places like China and Southeast Asia. The family's holding companies 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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Jean-Michel Besnier was born circa 1968. His Father, Michel Besnier, served as the CEO of Lactalis from 1955 to 2000. His paternal grandfather, André Besnier, founded the Besnier Group (later known as Lactalis) in 1933. He has a brother, Emmanuel Besnier, who serves as the CEO of Lactalis, and a sister, Marie.


Besnier inherited 100% of Lactalis with his brother and sister. As of 2015, he is worth an estimated US$2.5 billion.

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