Margarita Louis-Dreyfus

IMPW 2018-Margarita Louis Dreyfus
Olympique de Marseille football club owner Margarita Louis-Dreyfus arrives at the Marseille city hall to attend a press conference of Italian businessman Giovanni Ciccolunghi, named Olympique de Marseille football club president as a replacement for Vincent Labrune, on July 29, 2016. / AFP / ANNE-CHRISTINE POUJOULAT (Photo credit should read ANNE-CHRISTINE POUJOULAT/AFP/Getty Images)Anne-Christine Poujoulat —AFP/Getty Images
  • Title
    Chairperson of Supervisory Board
  • Company
    Louis Dreyfus Holding
  • Country
  • Age

The Louis-Dreyfus Company, which Margarita Louis-Dreyfus controls through her position as chairperson of its parent holding company, is one of the few agricultural merchants that controls the worldwide flow of crops and food stuffs. It has been battered of late by bumper harvests that have sunk crop prices and saw its CEO and CFO step down suddenly in September amid the downturn. At the same time, the company has worked to refocus its business, divesting assets like part of its Australia fertilizer company Landmark Operations in April and its global metals business, which it sold to NCCL Natural Resources Investment Fund, in May. At the same time, it’s looked to boost its processing activities. In September, for instance, it opened a new oilseed processing plant in Tianjin, China.

Personal Information

Previous Rank44

Company Financials

2017 Profits317.0
2017 Revenues43,004.0
Market Value as of 08/30/18 ($M)-