Excutive Committee

CEO
Jean-Philippe Puig
CEO of Avril

Jean-Philippe Puig started his career in 1983 in the aluminum industry, where he obtained significant industrial expertise in mineral extraction managing production units, in R&D and in general management. During this period he worked in France and internationally, notably in Greece and Australia, for the Pechiney Group and then Alcan-Rio Tinto, for which he was Chairman for Europe, the Middle East and Africa until 2011, before becoming the CEO of the Avril Group in 2012.

Members of the Comex
Stéphane Yrles
General Secretary

Stéphane Yrlès joined the Avril Group in 2007 after a career in agri-food in both the public and private sectors, including  periods in the offices of the Prime Minister and Minister for Economy and Finance. He also lectures at Sciences-Po (for the Master’s course in Public Affairs).

Michel Boucly
Deputy CEO, responsible for minority stakeholdings at Sofiprotéol and for sustainable development, innovation, mergers and acquisition and strategy at Avril.

Michel Boucly started his career with Elf before moving to Sanofi, where he managed biotechnology investments and supported the growth of plant genetics. A lover of French history and rural areas, he moved closer to the farming world by joining the cooperative group Euralis, for which he headed the Seeds Division for ten years before taking responsibility for Commitments and Development at the Avril Group in 2003.

Gabriel Krapf
Industrial and International Development Vice-President, responsible for operational excellence, safety, quality assurance, environmental issues and the supply chain.

Gabriel Krapf started his career in the oil industry, but soon turned towards the agri-food industry (in 1980), and more specifically the oilseeds sector, where he was head of operations in Spain and Eastern Europe for the Eridania Beghin-Say and Bunge Groups. In 2007 he joined the Avril Group where he leads on industrial and international development.

Aymeric Mongeaud
Chief Financial and Administrative Officer, and also oversees legal affairs and information systems.

After more than ten years with the consultancy firm Arthur Andersen (now Ernst & Young), he joined the Avril Group in 2009 as Administrative and Finance Director of Saipol. He has been Chief Financial and Administrative Officer for the Group since 2012.

Moussa Naciri
General Manager of Avril’s Specialties Business Line, overseeing the Group’s oleochemicals and animal specialties activities.

Moussa Naciri started his career as a management consultant with BCG and Gunn Partners, before joining the chemicals industry with Rhodia and then the Avril Group in 2007.

Olivier Delaméa
General Manager of the Oils & Condiments Business Line

For 25 years, Olivier Delaméa occupied various functions within the Danone Group 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 five years on 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

Paul-Joël Derian
Research, Innovation and Sustainable Development Vice-President

Paul-Joël Derian started his career at the French Atomic Energy Commission (CEA) before joining Rhône-Poulenc and then Rhodia. After setting up Rhodia’s Research and Technologies Center in Cranbury, he occupied various posts in development and strategy in France and the US. In 2002, he became head of the Global Business Unit for Dairy Products and Desserts for Rhodia Food, becoming member of the Executive Board and Vice-President of the Rhodia Group responsible for R&D in 2003. Before joining the Avril Group in 2017, Paul-Joël Derian was Director of Research, Innovation and Performance at Suez Environnement.

Marie Grimaldi
General Manager of the Animal Nutrition and Processing Business Line

Marie Grimaldi has worked in the agri-food industry for 25 years. She notably led the growth of emblematic brands in France and Western Europe in 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 this activity, introducing contractualization programs in the pork and fisheries value chains.

Marie de La Roche Kerandraon
Vice-President for Human Resources and Engagement

For 25 years, Marie de la Roche Kerandraon has been providing support for companies in terms of their ability to implement sustainable change. After nine years in consulting (information systems and change management), she was the joint founder of a head-hunting firm that she led for three years before joining major industrial groups (Roche Pharmaceuticals, Danone) where for 13 years she occupied different roles in human resources: operational, regional or international. In her last job, she was responsible for the career development of the 200 senior managers and 100,000 employees of Danone.