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Burberry Director Draws Protest Over Day Job as Danone CEO

Antoine de Saint-Affrique
Antoine de Saint-AffriquePhotographer: Valeriano Di Domenico/Getty Images

A third of Burberry Group Plc shareholders voted against the re-election of board member Antoine de Saint-Affrique amid concerns about about directors who also hold other jobs spreading themselves too thin. 

Saint-Affrique is the chief executive officer of  Danone and is overseeing a multiyear turnaround of the French consumer products group which has underperformed in recent years. He joined the board of the British luxury fashion brand as non-executive director in Jan. 2021 and is also on the board of chocolate maker Barry Callebaut AG.