Margarita Louis-Dreyfus – born in St Petersburg, she now resides in Switzerland with her three boys and two daughters.

Margarita Louis-Dreyfus spent her childhood in Russia. She graduated with a diploma in accounting from the St-Petersburg School of Commerce in 1981 and held a number of positions in accountancy, sales and marketing.

Margarita Louis-Dreyfus was married to the late Robert Louis-Dreyfus from 1992 until his death in 2009.

Chairperson of the supervisory board of Louis Dreyfus Holding B.V. since March 2011 and on this board since September 2007, Margarita has also been a member of the supervisory board of Louis Dreyfus Commodities Holdings B.V. since April 2011 and was appointed deputy chairperson of this company in 2013.

Margarita is the founder and president of the Paris-based Louis Dreyfus Foundation. The foundation aims to help reduce hunger and poverty by providing sustainable solutions to small farmers.