Antoine de Saint-Affrique
Antoine de Saint-Affrique was appointed President of Unilever’s Foods category in September 2011.
Antoine de Saint-Affrique – President, Foods
Prior to this, Antoine was Executive Vice President of Unilever’s Skin category – an area of the business which includes leading brands such as Dove, Lux, Lifebuoy and Pond’s.
From early 2005 to mid-2009, Antoine was Executive Vice President for Unilever’s Central and Eastern Europe region – an area covering 21 countries. He was based in Moscow.
Before joining Unilever in 2000, Antoine was Marketing Vice President and a partner at Amora Maille, a foods company which was acquired under a leveraged buyout from the Danone Group.
He served as a reserve naval officer between 1987 and 1988.
Antoine has an MBA from ESSEC in Paris, and a qualification in executive education from Harvard Business School. Since 2004, he has led the marketing course at Mines ParisTech (Corps des Mines), one of the most prestigious engineering schools in France.
A French national, Antoine has lived in Africa, the US, Hungary, the Netherlands and Russia, and is a non-executive director at ophthalmic company Essilor International, the world leader in corrective lenses.
He is married, with four children.