Emmanuel Besnier, France’s reclusive dairy billionaire
RENNES (FRANCE) (AFP) –
French dairy giant Lactalis, caught in an uproar over salmonella contamination in powdered baby milk, has repeatedly apologised for the scandal since it erupted last month.
But so far its chief executive Emmanuel Besnier, heir to one of the richest families in France, has not spoken publicly about the outbreak nor a chaotic product recall.
Here are the top things to know about the reclusive head of one of the world’s biggest milk and cheese producers:
– Dynasty –
His family owns a castle surrounded by forest near the village of Entrammes, and his children once went to a local private school.