// Burberry hires Antoine Bernard de Saint-Affrique as new non-executive director
// He is currently CEO of chocolate manufacturer Barry Callebaut Group
Burberry has appointed Antoine Bernard de Saint-Affrique to its board as a non-executive director.
Effective from January 1, he will also become a member of the luxury fashion retailer’s audit and nomination committees.
Bernard de Saint-Affrique is currently chief executive of chocolate manufacturer Barry Callebaut Group.
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Before this, he held several senior roles at Unilever and served as a non-executive director of Essilor International – which has now merged with Luxottica Group.
“Antoine’s international business experience, strong understanding of consumers and focus on sustainability will be hugely valuable to Burberry,” chairman Gerry Murphy said.
We are delighted that he has accepted our invitation to join the Burberry board.”