The cheese king of France, Emmanuel Besnier is one of the wealthiest men in the country. Most popular as being the CEO of Lactalis, his family owned company is the 2nd biggest food company in the nation, and a leading dairy business across the globe. He inherited his business from his father, Michel Besnier, along with Jean-Michael, his brother, and Marie, his sister.
Born in France in 1970, he pursued his studies in a private school of Laval, the Roman Catholic Immaculate Conception. Then, he moved to Paris for higher studies at the Higher Institute of Management. Later, he joined his family business, and worked at some subsidiaries of the group in the US and Madrid.
After returning to France, he took over as a director for the company’s corporate development, and worked with his father for 5 years to help him in his business. His father, Michel, was aware of his entrepreneurship skills, and was grooming him to be his successor to run the family business.