Governance

The Louis Dreyfus Foundation is a company foundation operating under French law, with its registered office based in Paris.

The Board

The Board takes all decisions in the interest of the Louis Dreyfus Foundation. The Board members approve the endowment budget, assess programs and projects, validate the Foundation’s strategy and oversee all of its efforts and activities.

Board members

Mrs. Margarita Louis-Dreyfus
President, Louis Dreyfus Foundation
Chairperson of the Supervisory Board, Louis Dreyfus Holding B.V.
Non-Executive Chairperson of the Supervisory Board, Louis Dreyfus Company Holdings B.V.

Mr. Jean-Pierre Bechter
Supervisory Board member, Dassault Group
Board member, Le Figaro

Mr. Mehdi El Glaoui
Supervisory Board member,
Louis Dreyfus Holding B.V. and Louis Dreyfus Company Holdings B.V.

Mrs. Franziska Hildebrand Alberti
Partner, P&O Personnel and Organisational Development
Board member, Fundación Cristo Vive Switzerland

Mrs. Yulia Levin
Supervisory Board member, Louis Dreyfus Holding B.V.
Board member, European Forest Resources Group (EFRG)

Mr. Andrea Maserati
Chief Operating Officer, Louis Dreyfus Company

The Advisory Committee 

The Advisory Committee advises the Board on projects that the Foundation could support. Members are individuals selected for their experience and their ability to take the Foundation forward.

Advisory Committee Members

Mr. Alok Adholeya
Senior Director, Sustainable Agriculture Division, The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI)

Mr. Erik Anderson
Former CEO North America and former Senior Platform Head Grains & Macro, Louis Dreyfus Company

Dr. Peter Hazell
Independent researcher
Former Director of the Development Strategy and Governance Division, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)
Visiting Professor, Imperial College London (2005-2012)

Mrs. Sarah Hobson
Acting Head of Strategic Grantmaking and Movement Building,
Global Fund for Women
Senior Fellow, Oakland Institute
Former Executive Director, New Field Foundation
Co-chair,
Africa Grantmakers’ Affinity Group

Pr. Gilles Trystram
Director General, AgroParisTech

Mr. Robin Woodhead
Chairman, Sotheby‘s International

Mr. Robert Serpollet
General Manager, Louis Dreyfus Foundation