Excutive Committee

Jean-Philippe Puig
CEO of Avril

Jean-Philippe Puig joined the Avril Group in 2012. After qualifying from the Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Chimie in Paris, he started his career in 1983 in the aluminium industry where he spent 28 years developing wide expertise in all its areas, from mining extraction to research and development, operations management or the management of industrial production units.  He thus worked both in France and abroad (notably in Greece, Australia or Venezuela) for Pechiney and then Rio Tinto Alcan, for which he was President for Europe, Middle East and Africa until 2011, before taking up his post as Manager of SCA Avril, a limited partnership with share capital (Société en Commandite par Actions) which was previously known as Sofiprotéol.

Members of the Comex
Stéphane Yrles
General secretary in charge of public and institutional affairs

Stéphane Yrles joined the Group in 2007.
He is now Group general secretary, member of the Executive Committee.

A graduate of the Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris and holder of a post-graduate degree in Economics (Paris-Dauphine University), his professional career has been spent in the public/private sphere: the food-processing sector, the Prime Minister's Office, and the Ministry of Economy and Finance.

He continues to lecture at Sciences-Po (Master’s Degree in Public Affairs).

Michel Boucly
Deputy CEO, in charge of Sofiprotéol minority stakeholdings, Sustainability, Innovation, M&A, and the Strategy

Michel Boucly is an agricultural engineer who graduated from the Institut National Agronomique Paris-Grignon (INA-PG). He began his career with the ELF Group, then moved to SANOFI, where he was responsible for investment in biotechnologies and worked in the development of plant genetics.

A lover of history and rurality, Michel Boucly moved closer to the farming world when he joined a large French cooperative group, where he headed the Seeds division for ten years.

In 2003, he joined the company as Vice President of Sustainable Commitments, Innovation and Strategy.

Gabriel Krapf
Industrial and International Development Vice-President

After training as a chemical engineer, Gabriel Krapf began his career in the petroleum industry. In 1980, he moved into the food-processing industry, and more precisely the oilseed sector. In 2007, he joined the Group as Director of Industrial Development in the Oilseeds division.

Aymeric Mongeaud
Chief financial officer (CFO)

Aymeric Mongeaud graduated in Engineering from the Ecole Centrale Paris, and holds a degree in Higher Accounting and Finance Studies. After spending over ten years with the audit firm Arthur Andersen (later Ernst & Young), he joined the Group in 2009, taking over as Administrative and Finance Director of the Saipol Company. He became Administrative and Finance Director of the Group in early 2012.

Moussa Naciri
General manager for the Oleochemicals business line

Moussa Naciri is in charge of the Oleochemicals Business Line, which has concentrated its various activities under the single banner of the Oleon company acquired in 2009 and based in Belgium.
With dual qualifications in engineering (Technische Universität, Berlin) and business management (MBA - University of California, Berkeley), Moussa started his career as management consultant with BCG and Gunn Partners before entering the chemicals industry with Rhodia and finally joining the Avril Group in 2007.


Jean-Baptiste Bachelerie
General manager of the Oilseeds Processing business line

After graduating from AgroParisTech (ENSIA) in France, Jean-Baptiste started his career with Nestle in Africa before moving to France with them. Following this, he joined the consultancy firm McKinsey in their London office as an associate specializing in lean manufacturing. He then occupied several positions as plant general manager, industrial director and operations director with Lactalis and Danone in France and South Africa. In 2012 he became COO for Louis Dreyfus Commodities Middle East and Africa, based out of Dubai. Jean-Baptiste joined the Avril group in January 2015, based in Paris, as CEO of the Oilseeds Saipol business unit.

Olivier Delaméa
General Manager of the Oils & Condiments business line

Olivier Delaméa had wide-ranging managerial responsibilities within the Danone Group where he spent 25 years and acquired considerable experience in general consumer goods.  He spent time in the marketing, commercial and then general management areas, and led the growth of emblematic brands in fresh dairy products (Danone, Activia, Danette), infant and baby foods (Blédina) and biscuit products (LU, Belin).  
During his ten-year membership of the Danone Produits Frais France Management Committee, he was particularly closely involved in reviving and supporting transformations in the dairy sector.  He also contributed to a certain number of projects of importance to the French agri-food industry, notably through his membership of the Boards of Ania, Ilec and Eco-Emballages.  
Before joining Avril, Olivier Delaméa was General Manager of the "One Danone" program, under which he drove the introduction of shared services for the Group in France, and was also General Manager of Blédina S.A., the French leader in infant and baby foods.  
Olivier Delaméa qualified from the ESCEM School of Business and Management.

Paul-Joël Derian
Head of the Research, Innovation and Development (RID)
Marie Grimaldi N’Guyen
General manager of the Animal nutrition & processing business line

Marie Grimaldi N’Guyen joined Avril in september 2017 where she leads Animal nutrition and Processing. She graduated from the Toulouse Business School and holds a Masters from the ESSEC Business School and has been working in the agri-food industry for 25 years, both in international corporations such a as Kraft-Mondelez and PepsiCo as well as in French family companies Petit Navire and Savencia She has held positions in Marketing, Sales in the Mass Retail and Away-from-Home sectors, before progressing to Division Manager and General Management.Among her achievements, she was responsible for the development of emblematic brands in France and Western Europe in the beverages (Tropicana, Pepsi etc.), confectionery (Milka, Toblerone etc.) and regional specialties (Petit Navire, Bordeaux Chesnel etc.). Before joining Avril, Marie GRIMALDI was general manager of the Cold Meats & Seafoods activity of the Savencia Group (Bordeaux Chesnel, Coraya, Saint Agaûne etc.). In particular, she oversaw the development and transformation of the activity, with the introduction of contractualization programs in the pork and fisheries value chains.

Marie de La Roche Kerandraon
General manager of Human Resources and Communication

Marie de la Roche Kerandraon has 25 years of experience in assisting men and women in their capacity to bring about sustainable transformations, successively for 9 years as consultant in IS and change management, 3 years at the head of a headhunting firm that she co-founded and finally 13 years in HR at Danone and Roche Pharmaceuticals, in operational, regional and global roles. In her most recent position, she was in charge of the Development of the 200 senior managers and 100,000 talents at Danone. She is an alumna of HEC Paris.