Vice President, Mission and Sustainability
Melanie Chow is the Vice President of Mission and Sustainability for Danone North America. Melanie and her team lead the company’s strategy and implementation plans to deliver on the Danone Impact Journey – the company’s roadmap for impact across health/nutrition, nature, and people/communities. Melanie’s experience centers on advising mission-driven organizations on delivering their social impact and sustainability goals. Previously, Melanie was at the Boston Consulting Group (BCG), where she was a Principal and senior leader in BCG’s social impact and sustainability practice in the U.S., U.K. and Middle East North Africa. While at BCG, she provided strategy and management consulting expertise to the world’s largest and most influential Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) teams, Non-Profit Organizations (NGO), foundations, and government aid organizations across a variety of missions aligned to the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals. Melanie has particular expertise in leading cross-functional teams on strategy development, program planning and delivery, and impact measurement. Before BCG, Melanie held corporate strategy and corporate development/M&A roles at Neuberger Berman and Ernst & Young. She holds an MBA from Columbia Business School and a BA from Brown University. Melanie lives in Manhattan and is originally from Westchester, NY. Outside of work, Melanie is on the strategy committee for Hot Bread Kitchen, a non-profit in NYC that creates economic opportunity for immigrant women and women of color through careers in food; the board of the Queens Museum of New York; and the board of the Danone Institute of North America. She is an active yogi and certified yoga teacher, and she spends her spare time traveling. Melanie is based in the White Plains office.