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Christophe Perthuisot

Former Head of Danone Research & Innovations,
Paris, France

Christophe is a Research & Development (R&D) Executive, with 25 years of experience in leading and transforming international R&D and Quality teams in the FMCG sector mainly in Food.

Christophe is passionate about bringing to market meaningful innovations that can impact business, people and the planet at scale.  He held leadership roles in designing business and technology strategies and implementing end-to-end innovation processes across several companies (Danone, Mars, Procter & Gamble, Reckitt Benckiser) with launches of multiple, consumer-preferred, commercially successful products.

Most recently, as SVP of global R&I for Danone, he led the re-design of the company’s innovation portfolio and built new capabilities around Consumer-centricity, Design Thinking, Open Innovation and Digital R&I.

An inclusive leader and talent developer, Christophe believes in solving problems through collaborations across functions and companies, by bringing together diverse views and capabilities.
Christophe is French, holds a PhD in Chemistry and lives next to Paris.