Dr Isabelle Esser

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Independent non-executive director

Joined the Board in June 2022. Isabelle has over 30 years of experience in global consumer food and ingredient companies. In more than 25 years with Unilever PLC, she held a range of innovation and transformation roles, finally as EVP, R&D Foods Transformation, Global Foods and Refreshment. After leaving Unilever in 2019, Isabelle became the Chief Human Resources Officer at Barry Callebaut AG, the Swiss-based global chocolate and cocoa products manufacturer. In April 2022, Isabelle took the role of Chief Research, Innovation and Food Quality Safety Officer at Paris-based Danone SA, a global consumer food and beverage manufacturer.

Member of the Remuneration and Nominations Committees.

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