The AVRIL Group has announced the appointment of Christophe BEAUNOIR (50) as General Manager of SAIPOL.
BEAUNOIR joined the AVRIL Group in early 2017 as Chief Commercial and Trading Officer, SAIPOL and Oilseeds Processing.
In his new role, in close liaison with the General Management of the APRIL Group, his mission will be to continue the transformation of SAIPOL in order to enable the company to return to profitability.
In a context of volatile commodity markets, BEAUNOIR will focus in particular on accelerating the development of specialties businesses, of which Oleo100, a new generation fuel made of 100% French rapeseed and recently launched by SAIPOL, will be one of the cornerstones.
Christophe BEAUNOIR will report to Olivier DELAMEA, General Manager of the AVRIL Group’s Oilseeds Processing and Oils & Condiments Business Lines.
About Christophe BEAUNOIR :
Christophe BEAUNOIR started his career in the CARGILL Group as Distribution and Marketing Manager for Rapeseed and Sunflower Seed, Sugar Trader and then Director of the Fertilizer Department. He then joined the GPN Fertilizer Division of the TOTAL Group as Director of Trading, Commerce and Marketing, becoming Head of the Procurement and Trading Department, before being appointed as General Manager at BOREALIS France following GPN’s acquisition by the BOREALIS Group.
He joined the AVRIL Group in early 2017 as Chief Commercial and Trading Officer, SAIPOL and Oilseeds Processing.
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An AVRIL Group subsidiary, SAIPOL produces and sells in France refined vegetable oils for human foods, protein-rich oilseed meals for livestock feeds, biodiesel under its brand Diester® which is incorporated at a rate of 7% in the fuel for diesel vehicles in France, 100% vegetable, renewable, made in France and traced fuel under its brand Oleo100, and vegetable glycerin which has numerous industrial applications.
SAIPOL has 7 industrial sites in France: Grand-Couronne (Seine Maritime), Dieppe (Seine Maritime), Le Mériot (Aube), Lezoux (Puy-de-Dôme), Bassens (Gironde), Sète (Hérault), Montoir-de-Bretagne (Loire Atlantique).