A COMMUNITY-LED STRUCTURE
The Lactalis Group is currently chaired and coordinated by Emmanuel Besnier, grandson of the company’s founder. The guiding principles of the Group’s governance are collective endeavour and a focus on the local level.
Globally, Lactalis works to promote local cultures by prioritizing a community-led structure : its markets and products are tailored to each one. Lactalis manages over a hundred different brands with sourcing and manufacturing centred in dairy heartlands. In 2019, Lactalis adjusted its operational structure by major geographic area:
Asia Océania Africa
France and Export
That operational structure is joined by a cross-functional structure including the Human Resources, Quality/CSR, Manufacturing, Legal, Corporate, Management Control, Finance, Sales & Marketing, Communications & External Relations and Regulatory Affairs Divisions. The Group’s international development potential remains high. Although the world number one, its share of the global market sits at 5% at a time when global demand for dairy products is growing.