Meet the team 

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Philippe Lavielle

Chairman of the Board & CEO

After a successful international career with reknown biotech companies in Europe and California, Philippe now brings his extensive knowledge of the sector, his management skills and business acumen to lead Fermentalg to success.

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Hywel Griffiths

Chief Scientific Officer

Expert in all facets of the development of products of algal origin and with a vast experience as scientific director, Hywel now heads the scientific teams that are at the heart of Fermentalg’s mission.

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Emmanuelle Toury

Human Resources Director

With a background in Law and familiar with working with innovative biotech companies, Emmanuelle today designs and implements Fermentalg’s human resource policy with a main objective: attract and retain talents.

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Jean-Louis Caradec

Sales Director

With an extensive experience in sales and marketing of omega-3s, Jean-Louis puts his deep knowledge of the sector to good use in building Fermentalg sales strategy and setting up its global distribution channels.

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Bertrand Devillers

Chief Financial Officer

Financial expert and international entrepreneur, Bertrand leads the finance department of Fermentalg with his experience as CFO of international groups in the industrial and retail sectors and brings his knowledge in transition management.

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Jean-Michel Pommet

Business Development Director

With over 20 year experience in life sciences as researcher, consultant and microalgae innovation director, Jean-Michel is now identifying and developing market opportunities for Fermentalg’s new products, mainly in the nutraceuticals, food and beverages sectors.

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Sonia Da Rocha Gomes

Projet director

With 15 years of experience in applied research and a multifaceted profile combining strategy and scientific expertise, Sonia now leads innovative projects from development to commercialization and enjoys the challenge.

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Philippe Cia

Industrial Director

After 25 years heading manufacturing sites in the food industry, Philippe uses his pragmatism, rigour and cross-functional managerial skills to manage Fermentalg’s operations and allow all new products to become commercial.