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Founder of EChO - Eradicate Childhood Obesity Foundation, a not-for-profit foundation based in Cambridge, MA, and of Bon'App, a social entreprise; Advanced Leadership Fellow of Harvard University, and Member of the Nutrition Round Table at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

Born and raised in Paris, France, Laurent holds a BA in International Affairs from ESCP-Europe, and an MBA from the Wharton School. After a career in marketing at Beatrice Foods, Laurent was Chairman and CEO of Fauchon, a gourmet food company based in Paris, France. He grew the brand in product and global reach, operating 650 stores and restaurants in 34 countries. He built the Fauchon team from 300 to 900 employees, including 200 chefs (140 chefs de cuisine and 60 pastry chefs). He then acquired an MA in socio-cultural anthropology from Columbia University in the City of New York, prior to being admitted in 2010 as a Fellow in the Advanced Leadership Initiative (ALI) at Harvard University. At the ALI as a Senior Fellow in 2011, Laurent launched a new venture, Bon’App, empowering communities to healthier lifestyles through personalized nutrition guidance, a pioneering endeavor uniting food and knowledge with technology. Laurent’s most poignant food experience is best summarized in his TED Talk: "What has your food been eating?"
More recently, Laurent launched EChO - Eradicate Childhood Obesity Foundation, a not-for-profit organization and did another TED Talk: "Secondary Sugar Kills."
Laurent Adamowicz joined Amara on Oct. 1, 2014.

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  • French
  • English
  • Spanish
  • Japanese

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