Michael Besançon

Michael Besançon

Michael Besançon

Retired Senior Global VP of Purchasing, Marketing and Distribution | Whole Foods Market

Business Executive, Entrepreneur, Environmental and Social Advocate, Retired Senior Global VP of Purchasing, Marketing and Distribution Whole Foods Market. 

Over 48 years experience in the Organic Foods and Grocery Industries, including retail, distribution, sales, manufacturing, product and business development. Serial entrepreneur founding successful retail, sales, manufacturing and restaurant companies. Spearheaded multiple environmental, social and animal compassion initiatives. Recognized industry expert who has spoken before congressional committees and at universities, professional and environmental conferences. Focus on promotion of Regenerative Organic Agriculture and the Regenerative Organic Certification, helping entrepreneurs grow their business, Boards of Advisors and Directors and advising NGOs on interface with market dynamics to promote their mission.