AFYREN is strengthening its teams to support its growth and international development in France

  • Strengthening management with three strategic objectives

  • Continued recruitment to support industry growth and R&D strategy for bio-based and low-carbon solutions

CLERMONT-FERRAND, France and LYON, France, 10 January 2023–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Regulatory News:

EPHIRAN (ISIN code: FR0014005AC9, mnemonic: ALAFY) (Paris: ALAFY), society green technology Offering bio-sourced and low-carbon products to producers thanks to its unique fermentation technology based on a completely circular model, announces the appointment of three new members to its management team, as well as recruitment to support industrial development in France and internationally. intensification of scientific research works.

Three strategic destinations

Ursula FeulnerDirector of industrial project management

Ursula joins AFYREN’s Operations team to lead the senior stages of industrial projects, including the construction of new factories. AFYREN is pleased with its long experience within the SUEZ group in various functions closely related to industrial project management and strategic project risk management in Europe, North America, the Middle East and Asia.

Léa Bassegoda – Human Resources Director

Léa joins AFYREN to support the teams growth. After several years at LVMH and then Danone in France and the US, Léa Bassegoda will use her skills and solid experience to set the global Human Resources policy within the group and build the organization according to culture and strong values. of the company.

Christophe Dardel – Director of Strategic Partnerships

Christophe joins AFYREN to identify and prepare future projects for the establishment of factories abroad and related strategic partnerships. Christophe brings a long and solid international experience of over 15 years in several companies, most notably Royal DSM. A former member of the executive committee, Christophe was particularly responsible for the development of DSM Dyneema, which experienced very strong organic growth through the establishment of several factories and key partnerships worldwide.

Active recruitment policy to support industry growth and R&D strategy

In 2022, more than 10 new employees with complementary profiles and skills joined the Afyren teams to support the Group’s industrial development in France and internationally.

These new hires particularly strengthen the R&D team and reflect AFYREN’s desire to develop and continuously optimize the best sustainable solutions for its customers and partners.

New staff are also being hired in engineering and project management to support existing operations teams and anticipate international expansion, particularly the design of future factories. Other profiles also strengthen regulatory, administrative and financial teams to ensure compliance and operational quality of products and processes.

The AFYREN group currently has more than 100 employees, including 60 at the AFYREN NEOXY factory in Saint-Avold, Grand Est, and around 45 based on the Lyon and Clermont-Ferrand sites, half of which are fully dedicated to Research and Development. Development.

To whom About AFYREN

Founded in 2012 to meet the growing need of producers to reduce the use of petroleum derivatives in the production chain, AFYREN produces biomolecules from the re-evaluation of non-food biomass. This production similarly replicates the properties of equivalent petroleum-based molecules widely used in the human and animal nutrition, cosmetics, flavors and fragrances, and fine chemicals sectors. By offering natural alternatives to these strategic markets, AFYREN is part of the low-carbon economy and offers a decidedly circular approach through the use of local biomass and strategic location as close as possible to its customers. AFYREN’s breakthrough innovation, the result of 10 years of research, has earned it a 2030 Global Innovation Challenge laureate in the Plant Proteins and Plant Chemistry category and a selection in the French Tech120 in 2020 and 2021. In 2018, on the implementation of an industrial project with the establishment of AFYREN NEOXY, a Joint Venture with the Spi fund of AFYREN Bpifrance. AFYREN NEOXY In the Grand Est region, AFYREN is dedicated to the first industrial production of natural organic acids. AFYREN NEOXY factory opens its doors in 2022. AFYREN and AFYREN NEOXY have since brought together around 100 people at their sites in Lyon, Clermont-Ferrand and Carling Saint-Avold. AFYREN completed its IPO on Euronext Growth in 2021® in Paris (ISIN code: FR0014005AC9, mnemonic: ALAFY) in order to accelerate industrial development.

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