Ziobeieton Yeo (Managing Director)
Mr. Ziobeieton Yeo, (age 45, Ivorian), has significant experience in general management, global marketing, operations, communications, brand development and product management. Mr. Yeo has almost 20 years of experience in different positions in several countries including Cote d’Ivoire, Senegal, Kenya, Ghana and South Africa.
He has held a number of general management, customer development and marketing positions at Unilever, and recently as Managing Director of Unilever Ghana Ltd.
Prior to that he was the Managing Director of the 16 countries of Unilever in Francophone West Africa. Before that Mr. Yeo was a Senior Marketing Director for Africa Foods at Unilever in South Africa Durban. He also spent 3 years in Nairobi Kenya as Senior Marketing Director for Africa for Foods and Oral Care divisions at Unilever Kenya.
Mr. Yeo started his career in advertising in 1999 as Senior Client Account Manager at Ogilvy & Mather, Cote d’Ivoire.
Mr. Yeo holds a post graduate degree in Marketing, Communications and General Management from the ESCA Business School in Abidjan. He also studied Business English at Brighton University, in the United Kingdom.
Committee Membership: NIL
Other Directorships: Fan Milk Togo, Fan Milk Cote d’Ivoire, Fan Milk PLC (Nigeria) and Fan Milk International.
Frederic Leblan (Non-Executive Director)
Mr. Frédéric Leblan, (age 45, French), who is the VP Finance, Danone Africa was appointed non-executive director in October 2019. Mr. Leblan has a demonstrated history of administrative, financial and risk management and leadership in the food production industry.
Mr. Leblan started his career in 1996 at Lafarge Aluminates UK Finance positions. Mr. Leblan joined Danone in 2001 as Finance Manager of HP Foods Group, based in London.
In 2004 he was promoted as Danone Group Cash Flow Business Controller, then Finance Director at Evian Volvic Sources in 2007. In 2010, he took the role of Corporate Development Project Director working in particular on Danone Africa recent acquisitions.
In November 2014, Frédéric was appointed Finance Vice President for Waters LATAM where he helped strengthen finance process and team supporting the region to deliver a strong profitable growth.
In January 2018, Frédéric was appointed to his current role as Vice President Finance, Danone Africa.
He holds the DECF - Diploma D’ etudes Comptables et Financieres, the French equivalent of CIMA and also Master - Sup de Co Program from the Reims Management School in France.
Committee Membership: NIL
Other Directorships: Fan Milk Togo, Fan Milk Côte d’Ivoire, Fan Milk PLC (Nigeria), Fan Milk International (Denmark), Emidan A/S and Ice Midco A/S both in Denmark.