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Global Ambassasor B-Lab at Senior Advisor to Danone CEO
Lorna Davis has lived and worked in 7 countries, across 5 continents and has been a President of large,multinational consumer goods companies for 20 years.
Lorna was born and educated in South Africa and began her career in Marketing at Unilever. She has held various senior business and marketing positions in South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, France, the UK, China and the USA.
She joined Danone in 1997 as President of Griffins Foods in New Zealand before becoming Regional Vice-President of Biscuits for the United Kingdom and Ireland , Scandinavia and Nordics.
Lorna was leading the Danone Biscuit business in China in 2007 when that division was sold to Kraft Foods and she became President of the new entity, Kraft China. After the split of Kraft and Mondelez, she moved to the US as Head of the Global Biscuit Category and then President North America for Biscuits (Nabisco).
In June 2015, Lorna moved to Paris and rejoined Danone to become Chief Manifesto Catalyst, member of the Executive Committee, and led Danone to take the next step in its purpose journey and spearheaded its plans to become a B Corp
After Danone’s acquisition of WhiteWave Foods in 2017, Lorna moved to the US to become CEO and Chairwoman of DanoneWave, and to create that $6Billion entity as the largest Public Benefit Corporation in the world.
On behalf of Danone, Lorna has now joined B-Lab, the not for profit that supports the BCorporation movement on a 1 year assignment to support the journey of large multi nationals on the path to using business as a force of good.
Lorna served on the Board of Electrolux for 6 years, and is now on the board of B-Lab Europe. She is also a Senior Advisor to the CEO of Danone.
Lorna lives in New York and is passionate about reinventing corporate life, country music, and saving rhinos. She also totally adores her dog, Stir Fry.