Bernard Hours is an independent member of Verlinvest Board and an operational advisor for several of its portfolio investments.

From 2008 to 2014, Bernard was Co-Chief Operating Officer and Vice President of the Board of Danone (a 22 Bn € turnover- and 100,000 employee-company) with full line responsibility of the 4 business units: dairy, baby food, water and medical nutrition, as well as Research & Development.

Since 2009, Bernard Hours is also a Member of the Board and the remuneration, strategic and CSR committees of Essilor, the world leader for corrective lenses.

Finally Bernard Hours is consulting for and advising Andros (the French leading company in fruit), Meridian (a private-equity based in Hong-Kong) and Danone, through Medved, his consultancy.

Bernard is a HEC graduate (Paris) and speaks fluently English, German, Spanish, Russian and Hungarian.

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