CHICAGO–Thierry de La Tour d’Artaise, chairman and chief executive officer of Groupe SEB, will be named this year’s Lifetime Humanitarian by the Housewares Charity Foundation, which will honor him at its 11th annual gala on March 17 at the Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers, during the International Home & Housewares Show.
De La Tour d’Artaise is being recognized for the numerous programs he has championed through the Groupe SEB Foundation, which fights against social exclusion by helping people return to employment, improving their living conditions at home, and providing access to education and training.
“It is a great honor for us to be recognized for our efforts by the Housewares Charity Foundation,” said de La Tour d’Artaise. “We strive to mobilize our company’s human and financial resources, in partnership with such organizations as Envie, The Second Chance Foundation, Habitat & Humanisme and No to Waste. Our Foundation’s priority is to contribute toward the social integration of the greatest possible number of people.”