Emmanuel Besnier was bornon 18 September 1970 in Laval, France, France. Emmanuel Besnier is #100 in List Billionaires People In The World. Emmanuel Besnier has been called the "French Howard Hughes," "the Emperor of Cheese," and, thanks to his disdain for the press, "the invisible billionaire." He's said to shun the media so much that only a handful of photos of him exist. The oldest of three siblings, Emmanuel is CEO of Lactalis, his family's dairy company based in his ancestral hometown of Laval in western France. His father founded the company, which sells over $18 billion of products including President brie, Milkmaid yogurts and Valbreso Feta. The biggest dairy producer in Europe, Lactalis continues to expand internationally in places like China and Southeast Asia. Through the family's holding companies, he, his brother Jean-Michel and sister Marie also own stakes in Italy's publicly traded Parmalat and Frommageries Bel, the French maker of Baby Bel, La Vache Qui Rit and Boursin.
"At the end of 2017, Lactasis has to recall 12 million salmonella-contaminated boxes of baby milk from 83 countries
In January 2015, according to Forbes, he had a net worth of $6
In 2006, he was the recipient of the "Mayennais of the Year" award from the local Rotary Club
He took over as the Chief Executive Officer in 2000, when his father died
Besnier joined Lactalis as Director of Development in 1995
"Emmanuel Besnier was born on 18 September 1970 in Laval, Mayenne, France
His paternal grandfather, André Besnier, was the founder of Lactalis in 1933