Rennaud Jean-Pierre, Chairman of the Board, Montpellier SupAgro
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Doctor in biochemistry (INSA Lyon, France, 1981), Jean-Pierre Rennaud is Chairman of the Board of the French agricultural school Montpellier SupAgro. He is also co-founder and CEO of Livelihoods Venture, an impact investment fund created by private companies (Crédit Agricole SA, Danone, Firmenich, Hermès, Groupe Caisse des Dépôts, La Poste, Mars Inc., Michelin, SAP, Schneider Electric, Veolia and Voyageurs du Monde) to generate social, environmental and economic profits in Africa, Asia and Latin America. Created in 2011, the first Carbon Fund Livelihoods has invested 40 million Euros in projects for restoring mangroves, agroforestry and rural energy. Livelihoods Fund for Family Agriculture, launched in 2015, aiming at enabling companies to get their procurement chains more sustainable while improving the living conditions of farmers and promoting agricultural practices more friendly with the environment, will invest 120 million Euros over 10 years.
Jean-Pierre started his career in 1983 with Danone Group, where he successively occupies for 10 years the functions of manager of packaging development, quality manager, production and exploitation manager, then development manager of human resources. The next 10 years, Jean-Pierre has been factory manager and vice-president of operations in various business units (water, breweries, biscuits) of the Group. Finally, from 2004 to 2010, he occupies the function of Environment Director of the Group.