our Organization

The Valrhona Foundation is an endowment fund, a non-profit organization that conducts public interest initiatives in favor of the cocoa industry and gastronomy.

Its Board of Directors meets three times a year to ensure that its missions are carried out. The members of this Board perform their duties free of charge.

the board members

The president of the board is Carole Seignovert, Head of Sustainability Food Service Premium

Members of the board:

  • Thierry Bridron, Executive Pastry Chef, Ecole Valrhona
  • Véronique Loubaud-Aubert, Director of Company & Property Law, Savencia
  • Véronique Huchedé, Head of Cocoa Purchasing Valrhona
  • Eric Marchisio, Food Service Premium Operational General Director 
  • Jérôme Coutant, General Secretary of Savencia
  • Stéphane Clevenot, BU France Manager, Valrhona
  • Jeanne Chaumont, CSR Manager Valrhona

The Valrhona Foundation team

Camille Colomb

Graines de Pâtissier program manager

Mélissa Fournaux

General Manager for the Valrhona Foundation

Carole Seignovert


The Valrhona Cocoa Team: Véronique Huchedé, Julien Desmedt, Nans Mouret, Cédric Robin, and Stéphane Sabourin are also heavily involved alongside us, providing pro bono support to our projects to create a fair and sustainable cocoa sector.