McCormick & Company

"At McCormick & Company, we are delighted to join the ESSEC Food Business Challenges Chair and we look forward to work with its students – future leaders in the food industry, to support their skills and address transformational changes the sector is going through. We truly believe in the multiple benefits this partnership will enhance for students, the ESSEC Group and for McCormick. 

McCormick & Company is a global leader in flavor. Present in 170 countries and territories, we manufacture, market, and distribute spices, seasoning mixes, condiments, and other flavorful products to the entire food industry with iconic & leading consumers’ brands including registered trademarks, like McCormick, French’s, Frank’s RedHot, Stubb’s, OLD BAY, Lawry’s, Zatarain’s, Cholula, Schwartz, Kamis, DaQiao, Club House, Aeroplane and Gourmet Garden. In France, McCormick has two main branches of activity: peppers, herbs, spices, and blends under the Ducros brand and dessert aids under the Vahiné brand. 

For more than 130 years, delivering industry-leading financial performance while doing what’s right has been a top priority for our Company. McCormick envisions A World United by Flavor where healthy, sustainable, and delicious go hand in hand. We’re committed to doing what’s right for people, the communities where we live, work, source, and the planet we all share. 

McCormick is recognized as one of the world’s most sustainable companies by Corporate Knights as part of the Global 100 for the 7th consecutive year (22nd most sustainable company). "

General Manager
McCormick France

 Arnaud Ronssin, 45, a graduate of ESC Rennes and with an MBA from Texas A&M University, has spent his entire career in the food industry. In 2002, at Danone, he started as a salesman to support the development of the Lu brand for 7 years, then after the takeover by Mondelez International, he was responsible for the commercial development of the coffee, chocolate and confectionery category in France and Benelux for 7 years. In 2017, he joined the MOM group (Materne and MontBlanc) as National Customers Director, before taking up the position of McCormick France Sales Director in 2021. In January 2023, he takes over as General Manager of McCormick France to continue the development of the French subsidiary of the world leader in spices.