Frank Braeken

Frank Braeken

EPDI Business Chairman

Frank is Business Chairman of Enterprise and Parliamentary Dialogue International. He has a career of almost 30 years dedicated to consumer goods, foods and agriculture. He has extensive experience from Africa and with other emerging and frontier markets having worked in what were then high-growth emerging markets, e.g. Poland, Russia and the Andean countries.

Fran, currently based in Dubai, is Chief Investment Officer of Amatheon Agri Holding, a Berlin based but Africa focused agri and foods company. Until May 2013, Frank was the Executive Vice President (i.e. executive chairman) for Unilever Africa, a US$5bn revenue food and consumer product business, Group Vice President China Region, Managing Director Unilever Foods France, and other positions. Frank’s Unilever career spans over 24 years and covers all major functional roles and business lines. Frank joined Unilever in 1987 from Procter & Gamble.

He is the former Chairperson of Private Investors for Africa, and Vice Chairperson of Southern Agricultural Growth Corridor of Tanzania. He also holds a number of non executive roles in other companies.

 

Frank holds an MBA  and a Masters of Laws from Leuven University, Belgium