– 9 members make up the Saipol Management Committee –
The Management Committee defines Saipol’s strategy, validated by the Board of Directors, and implements it with the teams.
(To learn more about the members of the Management Committee, click on their images)
Christophe Beaunoir then joined Saipol to lead the company’s focus on four challenges that are driving 21st century agriculture, that is:
- providing quality food;
- preserving resources: water, air and biodiversity;
- combating global warming by storing carbon in the soil and reducing fossil fuel consumption;
- creating value for our partners: restoring farmers’ income, proposing solutions for economically efficient energy, agricultural and food transitions.
By relying on agronomy and digital technology, the objective is to create value for farmers around all the uses of seed: food for humans and animals, plant ingredients and proteins, and renewable energy.
His role in the management committee: : To design and implement the company’s strategy and restore its profitability.
His role within the Management Committee is to ensure that the company has the human and organisational resources to achieve its objectives and to ensure that everyone can flourish.
When he joined Saipol, his connections with the plant industry led him to defend “one of the last French flagship companies in seed processing and a player in plant-based chemistry that makes sense, since it is linked to local agriculture and meets environmental challenges,” he emphasizes. Agriculture, which he has already worked with for 12 years, starting in 2009, via fertilizers, but always on the management side of industrial sites, within GPN, Total’s fertilizer subsidiary acquired in 2013 by Borealis. His experience was enriched on the public relations side with the administration and social partners in connection with safety issues.
As such, he is a strong advocate of transparency with local stakeholders. Saipol’s role in agricultural, food and energy transitions goes hand in hand with a secure, reliable and flexible industrial tool.
His role within the Management Committee: to provide the right perspective on decisions so that the production tool can fulfil its mission under the best possible conditions.
Being in the thick of things has been Estelle Bregetzer’s motto throughout her career. In 2003, she was the first woman to become operational director of the nitrogen fertilizer manufacturing site at Grand-Puits (77), then owned by Grande Paroisse. Her method: dialogue and perfect mastery of the tool. “We live the plant with the teams, we know all its pipes,” she says.
In 2010, she put this experience to good use by taking on a more central role as industrial director before accepting a more business-oriented mission in 2013 when GPN was bought out by Boréalis. Appointed Supply Chain Manager and attached to the sales department, she was already ensuring the proper coverage of production plans in conjunction with sales plans.
Fertilizers were not the only playground of this process engineer, specialized in robotics. The first part of her career, which began in 1996, was devoted to the plastics industry, notably at the BP plant in Lavéra and the Elf plant in Lacq.
At Saipol, she opened up to the agro-industry and agricultural raw materials. Recently, she has been working with traders. Agility is the order of the day, every day. It is the only way to make their current business compatible with her need to anticipate. Very instructive.
Her role in the management committee: Ensure that customer satisfaction objectives are met, while optimizing the total cost of operations and ensuring compliance with sustainable development.
Her role within the Management Committee is to : développer Oleo100 et develop Oleo100 and to contribute her vision of the fuel market in the context of the energy mix.
Her role within the Management Committee: ontribuer au retouto contribute to the return to profitability of the company through controlled risk management.
Her role in the management committee isto guarantee the quality of products and services and the progress of innovation projects.
His role within the Management Committee: to be the strategic reference for the grain and energy markets
Trained as a practitioner of European law, she specialises in the agri-food businesses. And that immerses her, every day, in another pleasure, one that everyone shares: eating good, all-natural food products. Since she joined Saipol in September 2022, after ten years with Danone and the start of a career in consulting, she’s kept to the course she has set for herself: “Engaging with companies who share values that are linked to the Earth and the agro-ecological transition,” she stresses. Isabelle has also not shied away from the opportunity to increase the challenges by diving into the area of biofuels regulations: “Not a year goes by when things don’t change, which makes building a long-term strategy more complex. Still it’s exciting, because my key task at Saipol is to anticipate regulatory changes in order to identify new markets for seeds for energy, for food, and for other uses. ” Because at Saipol, ideas are sprouting every day! A project that excites her? “The idea of intercropping with camelina to be used in biofuel and as a new source of vegetable protein. ” She also highlights her role as a legislative ‘evangelist’ when regulatory developments become complex to implement.
Her mission within the Management Committee: Work with and within regulations to secure the company’s choices and seize opportunities.