Antoine Prevost joins the Avril Group as group chief operating officer

Antoine Prevost joins the Avril Group as group chief operating officer

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Paris, January 19, 2021 - The Avril Group announces the appointment of Antoine Prevost as Chief Operating Officer, effective January 1, 2021. Reporting to Jean-Philippe Puig, Chief Executive Officer, Antoine is a member of Avril's Executive Committee.


As Group Chief Operating Officer, Antoine manages industrial performance and the Supply Chain with 83 sites worldwide, as well as operational excellence, in line with the priorities of the Avril 2023 strategic plan.

He succeeds Gabriel KRAPF, who has retired.


Antoine (MINES ParisTech and INSEAD), 50 years old, began his career with the Vallourec group, where he held various positions in Operations and in the management of Business Units for the Automotive, Energy and Oil & Gas markets. In 2011, he joined the Tarkett Group, a world leader in floor coverings, as Group Operations Director, then Group Operations and R&D Director until his arrival at Avril.



About the Avril Group
Founded in 1983 at the initiative of farmers in order to assure long-term markets for French products, Avril is the leading industrial and finance actor in the French oilseeds and vegetable proteins sector.
Present in France and internationally in sectors as diverse as human foods, animal nutrition and expertise, renewable energies and chemistry, the Avril Group draws strength from its portfolio of strong brands that are leaders in their markets:  Diester®, Sanders, Lesieur, Puget, Matines, Bunica or Taous, etc.
In line with its original mission to create sustainable value for the oils and proteins sectors, thus contributing to better foods for humans and preservation of the planet, Avril operates in two complementary areas: industrial activities organized around plant and livestock sectors, and investment activities managed by its subsidiary, Sofiprotéol.
In 2019, the Avril Group achieved turnover worth €5.8 billion. Present in 19 countries, it employs nearly 7600 people spread between 83 industrial sites throughout the world.
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Press contact

Hélène TABOURY | AVRIL Group

+33 (0)6 23 08 83 54 |

Béatrice GERMAIN | AVRIL Group

| +33 (0)6 66 81 48 17 |


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