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

Mr. Maurice Kreft
Executive Board member, Louis Dreyfus Holding B.V. and Louis Dreyfus Company Holdings B.V.
Former Board member, European Forest Resources Group (EFRG)

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

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. Christopher Gibbs
Independent consultant in agriculture and rural development
Former staff member the Ford Foundation, the Aga Khan Foundation and the World Bank

Mrs. Sarah Hobson

Executive Director, West Marin Fund
Former Head of Strategic Grantmaking and Movement Building, Global Fund for Women
 

Pr. Gilles Trystram
Director General, AgroParisTech

 

Mr. Robert Serpollet
General Manager, Louis Dreyfus Foundation

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