Antoine Bernard de Saint-Affrique is set to join the board of fashion group Burberry as a non-executive director.
Bernard de Saint-Affrique is currently chief executive officer of chocolate manufacturer the Barry Callebaut Group. Prior to joining Barry Callebaut, he held several senior roles at Unilever and was a member of the executive committee.
He previously served as a NED at ophthalmic optics company Essilor International.
He will join the board in January, when he will also become a member of the audit and nomination committees.
Chair Gerry Murphy said in a statement: “Antoine’s international business experience, strong understanding of consumers and focus on sustainability will be hugely valuable to Burberry. We are delighted that he has accepted our invitation to join the Burberry board”.