Louis Dreyfus Group is a diversified French private company that is involved in agriculture and energy commodities (global processing, trading and merchandising). It owns and manages ocean vessels, develops and operates telecommunications infrastructures and is involved in real estate (development, management and ownership).
Aggregate average annual gross sales in recent years have exceeded ~$120 billion. The company employs 35,000.
The company was founded by Leopold Louis-Dreyfus in 1851. His great-grandson, Gerard Louis-Dreyfus was president and CEO of the Group until 2006. He is also the father of American actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus.