Eric Melloul

Board Member, Lead Independent Director
Eric Melloul has served as a member of our Board since 2008 and currently serves as our independent lead director. Mr. Melloul serves as Senior Advisor for Verlinvest and previously served as Managing Director from August 2008 until February 2024. He currently serves as Chairman of the board of directors of Oatly Group AB, a food and beverage company, since September 2016, and has served on its remuneration committee since May 2021. Prior to Verlinvest, Mr. Melloul served as Global Marketing VP and China Commercial Head for Anheuser-Busch InBev from 2003 to 2008, and as an Associate Partner at McKinsey & Company from 1999 to 2003. Mr. Melloul has served on the board of directors for Hint Inc., a beverage company, since August 2011 and Mutti S.p.A, a food company since September 2016. Mr. Melloul holds a MPA from the Kennedy School at Harvard University and a Post Graduate Diploma from the London School of Economics and Political Science.