Board of directors:
Fermentalg, supported by players in the Bioeconomy sector
Philippe Lavielle, Chairman of the board
Stéphane Villecroze, Demeter Partners
Gilles Schang, Fonds écotechnologies - Bpifrance Investissement
Fabienne Saadane-Oaks, Independant administrator
Audrey Ménassé, Independant administrator
Fermentalg, a management oriented towards the development and marketing of innovative products
Philippe Lavielle, Chairman of the Board and CEO
« Expert in the management of innovative companies, mainly in the biotechnology sector, Philippe Lavielle spent more than 10 years in San Francisco. He spent more than 20 years in the Genencor Group, a pioneer in the field of industrial enzymes, acquired by DuPont. Philippe Lavielle was successively Vice President and BU Manager before becoming Executive Vice President of Genencor in charge of Business Development. From 2011 to 2014, he was CEO of VIRDIA, a company specializing in the development of innovative industrial solutions for the production of biofuels and bioproducts. He has since July 2014 assumed several functions as a director of start-ups California. "»
Hywel Griffiths (PhD), Chief Scientific Officer (CSO)
" For more than a decade, Hywel has been working on the industrial development of products of algal origin, as scientific director of the New Zealand Photonz company. His expertise in development, industrialization and protection of intellectual property has been at the service of Fermentalg since 2014. Initially trained at the University of Cambridge, with an international career, Hywel now heads the scientific teams that are at the heart Of Fermentalg ".
Sonia Da Rocha Gomes (PhD), Project Director
"With 15 years of experience in applied research and a multifaceted profile combining strategy and scientific expertise, Sonia initially specialized in the biotechnological development of multimodal probes for medical imaging, within Inserm. From 2008 to 2015, she held the position of executive and scientific manager of a technology transfer cell allowing the promotion and commercial exploitation of oligonucleotide ligands in the fields of health and in vitro diagnostics. She joined the Fermentalg team in January 2016 to lead innovative projects to commercialization and meet new challenges.
Philippe Cia, Industrial Director
"With a career of 25 years in the food industry, Philippe has held various positions in the management of operational and production sites. He has also managed several projects as a consultant and transition manager. An engineer by training (Polytech 'Clermont), he has developed numerous experiences enabling him to deploy his pragmatic sense, the rigor he brings from large groups, his managerial relationship and his ability to convince and train teams on cross-functional projects. On the Libourne site since August 2016, he expresses his enthusiasm for the industrial prospects of Fermentalg.”
Bertrand Devillers, Chief Financial Officer (CFO)
"His career as a DAF in international groups in the industrial and retail sectors has led Bertrand to spend seven years abroad, in Europe and the United States. He has carried out financial and operational restructuring operations, notably under the LBO. Since 2004, Bertrand has shared his time between an entrepreneurial project in the telecom sector, and consulting or transition management missions in companies undergoing transformation phases. He joined Fermentalg in early 2017 to accompany the company in the phase of industrial and commercial deployment. "
Jean-Louis Caradec, Sales Manager
« After 7 years in a French company leader in the commercialisation of omega-3 (Polaris), Jean-Louis is responsible for the deployment of the sales strategy and the structuring of the distribution channels, notably with the launch of the first two products of the range of omega-3: algal oils DHA350 and DHA550. Fermentalg has established itself as a priority by marketing the DHA350 in 2017 and finalizing the development and large scale industrialisation of DHA550, an oil concentrated in omega-3, with a view to its commercialisation from 2018. »
Emmanuelle Toury, Director of Human Resources
« Holding a Master degree in Labour Relations Law in company at Montesquieu University Bordeaux IV, Emmanuelle has an experience of almost 14 years in the world of innovative companies acquired in the laboratory Ceva Santé Animale. Emmanuelle joined Fermentalg in June as Director of Human Resources, a key position at a time when the company must be attracted and retain talent to succeed in its industrial and commercial turn. »