The Group executive committee


The Group Executive Committee works in close and constant collaboration with the members of the Board of Administration and of the Bureau and takes part in the strategic discussions as well as the implementations of the selected objectives.

Alain Le Floch
Le Floch
Managing Director of VIVESCIA Group

March 2012 - VIVESCIA Group - Managing Director, following merger of Champagne Céréales and nouricia
Jan 2011-  Champagne Céréales - Group General Manager (succeeding to Laurent Jubert)
2005 - Malteurop - General Manager
2000 - Cadbury Schweppes - General Manager for Industrial activities then Supply Chain Director Europe, Middle East and Africa
1997 - Cadbury France - Operations Director
1994 - Bouquet d’Or - General Manager
1986 - Cadbury Schweppes -Several operations positions at Chocolat Poulain
Early career - Saint Gobain Group - new technologies project manager

Other function(s):
VIVESCIA Industries - President of Management Board

Arts & Métiers Paris Tech Engineering Diploma
Management Control Institute Diploma
INSEAD Business Management certification

Jean-Luc Jonet
Managing Director of VIVESCIA Agriculture

January 2019 - Jean-Luc is appointed Managing Director of VIVESCIA Agriculture
2014 - Nealia - General Manager
2012 - VIVESCIA - Director of “Activités Agricoles”
2003 - Champagne Céréales – Field Director
1999 - Champagne Céréales – Regional Director
1985 - Champagne Céréales – several positions - from technical salesman rising rapidly to Regional Manager

2008 Nanterre University – Master in Business Management, option Business Leadership

Olivier Miaux
Chief Financial Officer of VIVESCIA Group

Career background:

December 2018 - Olivier is appointed Chief financial Officer of VIVESCIA Group
2015-2018 - Chief financial Officer of Terrena cooperative group
2008-2015 - Corporate Chief financial Officer of Bel Group
2007-2008 - Head of internal auditing for Bel Group
2000-2007 - Chief financial Officer of Fichet-Bauche Group
Financial Director of the Gunnebo Integrated Security Business Unit
1996-2000 - Director of Management Control for Fichet-Bauche Group
1995-1996 - Internal auditor then Head of internal auditing for Fichet-Bauche Group
1991-1995 - External auditor for Arthur Andersen Audit Paris
1990-1991 - Financial analyst for Fauchier Magnan Durant des Aulnois brokers

Graduate of the Institut Supérieur de Gestion

Dominique Faguet
Managing Director of NutriXo

Jan 2016 - 2018 - VIVESCIA Group – Administrative and Financial Director
2013 - 2015 - NutriXo - Administrative and Financial Director
2012 - The Consumer Goods Forum – Administrative, IT and Financial Director
2010 - 2011 - Aurore Consulting – Founder and Consultant
2007 - 2010 - Cadbury plc – Financial Director continental Europe
2006 - 2007 - Cadbury plc – Project Manager European transformation
2003 - 2006 - Cadbury Schweppes EMEA – Financial Director France & Western Europe
1997 - 2003 - Cadbury Schweppes European Confectionery - Financial Director Western Europe
1992 - 1997 - Chocolat Poulain, Pie Qui Chante, then Cadbury France – Legal and Financial Director
1988 - 1992 - Sanyo France – Deputy General Manager
1985 - 1988 - Lotus Development SA - Administrative and Financial Director
1983 - 1985 - Hercules France – Deputy Financial Director
1979 - 1983 - Groupe Chargeurs - Financial Analyst, then in charge of management control at Maritime des Chargeurs Réunis
1976 - 1979 – Deloitte – Company auditor

HEC, DESCF, Chartered Accountant

Charles L'Helgouac'h
Managing Director of KALIZEA

2018 - Charles is appointed Managing Director of KALIZEA as of 1 March 2018.
2017 - He moves to Romania to head up the development of the new subsidiary, KALIZEA-Boromir.
2007 - Charles joins VIVESCIA Group as commercial director of KALIZEA. He is involved in the acquisition of the Polish production site in 2008 and manages the commercial and logistic teams in France and Poland.
2001 - Charles joins LESAFFRE as sales manager for Europe, North America and Asia for Fermentis.
1998 - He then joins Newly Weds Foods, as R&D manager, before being appointed sales manager for New Food Ingredient in France.
1996 - Charles begins his career as an R&D engineer and process manager for Franstead, which is part of Bourgoin group.

Charles is a trained biochemist with a degree in agronomic engineering from ENSAIA (Ecole Nationale Supérieure d'Agronomie et des Industries Alimentaires) in Nancy.


Armand Barré
Managing Director of NEALIA

Career background:
April 2019 - Armand is appointed Managing Director of NEALIA
2018 - Appointed Commercial Director of NEALIA
2015 - Appointed Territory Manager for VIVESCIA cooperative
2011 - Appointed Managing Director of Champ’Énergie
Armand began his career in 1999, as marketing manager for Champagne Céréales, before taking on a variety of management responsibilities in the field
1997 – First cooperative mission in Tunisia, under contract with SOFIPROTEOL (now AVRIL group)
Armand is an agricultural engineer with a degree from ESITPA Rouen, as well as an Executive MBA from NEOMA Business School, obtained in 2018

Olivier Parent
Managing Director of Malteurop

2017 - Malteurop – General Manager
2012 - Chamtor – General Manager
2003 - VIVESCIA Group – Operations Director Agriculture Division, then also President of Agriliance (Transport subsidiary)
1988 - UNILEVER Group
1998-2003 - Industrial Director France, then Southern Europe for Diverseylever
1995-1998 - Plant Manager in Vietnam
1988-1995 - Several positions (Supply Chain, Projects, Production) in France and Brussels 

Other function(s)
Bureau member at the I.A.R. competitiveness hub (Industry and Agro Resources)
VIVESCIA Industries representative at the IMPROVE Council

Engineer graduated from “Arts et Métiers ParisTech” (Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Arts et Métiers)

Jean-Christophe Duval
Managing Director of ARD

Career background:
On 1 July 2018 - Jean-Christophe was appointed Managing Director of ARD and President of Wheatoleo, a subsidiary of ARD founded in 2010.
In 2015 - Jean-Christophe joined ARD as Business Development Director. He was also appointed Managing Director of its subsidiary Wheatoleo, which produces bio-based surfactants.
In 2013 - Working for the European agency EIT/Climate KIC, promoting sustainable growth while limiting the effects of climate change, Jean-Christophe was appointed Director of Entrepreneurship; he created an accelerator for 30 start-ups and developed innovative projects between major groups, R&D centres, and start-ups.
In 2006 - Jean-Christophe founded NOVIALYS, a consultancy firm devoted to innovation and the acceleration of start-ups investing in sustainable growth. He carried out a number of roles for start-ups, managed an SME implementing a recovery plan, and, more generally,
provided consulting services for a ministry, recommending solutions to facilitate the transition from academic research to corporate innovation.
In 2002 - Jean-Christophe joined the Canadian petrochemical firm Acetex – a spin-off of Rhône Poulenc – where he worked as Commercial and Marketing Director until it was acquired by the American firm, Celanese.
In 1998 - Jean-Christophe headed up the "Specialty chemistry" business unit for Atochem (which became Arkema) in Asia, based out of Japan. He then moved to head office to manage the strategic plan for Asia and development projects.
In 1989 - Working for Elf Atochem, after a first position as commercial manager in Lyons, Jean-Christophe managed commercial, marketing, and industrial development for several international regions, from Eastern Europe to China.

Other role(s):
Member of the Group's Executive Committee (Comex), Member of the UIC (union of chemical industries) and the IAR competitiveness cluster

Jean-Christophe Duval graduated from Bordeaux's KEDGE Business School

Fabrice Bourgeois-Armurier
Human Resources, Corporate Communications and CSR Director of VIVESCIA Group

2018 - Fabrice is appointed as Group Human Resources, Corporate Communications and CSR Director  
2012 - VIVESCIA Group - Corporate Communications Director
2007 - Champagne Céréales - Communications Director
1998 - Altadis (sponsoring Formule 1, GP Moto, Paris Dakar) – in charge of communication and sport marketing
1996 - Gauloises Blondes – Senior International Brand Manager
1994 - Altadis Paris - Gitanes International Brand Manager
1992 - Altadis - Japan market Manager (based in Tokyo)

Saint-Etienne Business School, specialisation "marketing international", certified in USA.

Xavier Donnenfeld
Company Secretary of VIVESCIA Group

Career background:
In 2018 - Xavier Donnenfeld was appointed Company Secretary of VIVESCIA Group.
In 2007 - He joined Champagne Céréales as Group Legal, Tax & Insurance Director
In 2006 - He joined Tekelec – a listed American company that specialises in telecoms and core networks – as Legal and EMEA Development Director
From 1994 to 2006 -Xavier started his career with Norsk Hydro before joining the Commissariat de la Marine (DCN). He was then a lecturer at Heidelberg University.
He joined the German group, Liebherr, in 1998, where he worked as Legal Manager for France, as Group Captive Insurance Manager, and finally, as Legal Director for anglo-saxon countries and DGA for Liebherr Mining.

Xavier has a DJCE - DESS degree from Montpellier law faculty, specialising in corporate and tax law, as well as a Master of Law from Perth University (Australia) and Oslo University (Norway).
He also obtained an Executive MBA from NEOMA Business School in 2016.