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.

To ensure the Group and its companies continue to run smoothly, VIVESCIA Group, organised around:

  • Olivier Miaux, Managing Director of VIVESCIA Industries, the parent company of the Group's processing businesses (malting, maize processing, milling, industrial bakery, animal feed, and biotechnologies) and VIVESCIA Services director.
  • Jean-Luc Jonet, Managing Director of VIVESCIA Agriculture (the Cooperative and its agricultural subsidiaries).

Under the authority of VIVESCIA's president, Christoph Büren, Olivier and Jean-Luc and their teams will be responsible for managing the Group's economic performance and implementing its strategy.

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
Managing Director of VIVESCIA Industries

July 2019: Olivier is appointed Managing Director of VIVESCIA Industries, while continuing to act in his capacity as CFO of VIVESCIA Group.
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

Xavier Véret - Groupe VIVESCIA

September 2020: Xavier is appointed CFO of VIVESCIA Group. He is also responsible for supporting our Group through its transformation.
October 2019: Xavier is appointed CFO of NutriXo
2018-2019: Financial Restructuring Officer at Bourbon Offshore
2013-2018: CFO of Presstalis 
2010- 2013: Director of Management Control at Casino
2007-2010: Director of Investment at LBO France
2004-2007: Financial Controller of Valeo Group 
2001-2004: Executive Director to the president of Valeo Group
1998-2001: Head of Internal Auditing for Valeo Group
1996-1998: Head of Subsidiary Monitoring for Valeo Group
1990-1996: Financial Auditor at Arthur Andersen Paris
Masters in Management from Paris-Dauphine
Diploma from the London Chamber of Commerce and industr

Pierre Garica
Managing Director of Grands Moulins de Paris

2013: Pierre is appointed Managing Director of Grands Moulins de Paris.
2006: Pierre is appointed Regional Director of the Aquitaine region, in charge of the Milling activity in the South-West of France.
1999: Pierre is appointed Manager of the Peyrehorade site, in charge of the Milling activity in 3 French departments (64,40,65).
1996-1998: Phosphate Market Manager - TIMAB INDUSITRIE – Groupe ROUILLIER (Spain)
1994-1996: Sales Manager - HARINAS GURIA - Pampelune (Spain)

Agricultural Engineer – ESA Purpan – 1991
Masters of Law, Economics and Management – (career path) CNAM 2017

Robert O’Boyle
Managing Director of Delifrance

August 2020: Robert joins VIVESCIA Group as Managing Director of Delifrance.
2009: Robert joint Aryzta Group and held executive positions :
- 2016-2020: CEO APMEA and member of Groupe Executive Committee
- 2013-2015: European Trading Director
- 2011-2012: Head of Group Finance
- 2009-2010: Group Financial Controller
2008: Associate Director Transaction Services - KPMG Ireland
2006: Head of Finance - Coup de Pates (Paris)
2002: Senior Manager Financial Services Audit and Advisory - KPMG Ireland
1999: Robert begins his career as Auditor at Arthur Andersen (Dublin)

Education :
Bachelor of Commerce International and Finance (University College Dublin)

Patrick Bordessoule
Managing Director of Malteurop

March 2021: Patrick is appointed Managing Director of Malteurop.
September 2019: Patrick is appointed Managing Director of NutriXo.
2009: Patrick joins Dirigeants & Investisseurs Group. Working as managing director, he oversees an improvement in the operational efficiency of companies in a variety of industries (food industry, electronics, timber, etc.).
2008-2009: Managing director of the Frozen Bakery Europe division and President of Premier Foods Group's French subsidiaries
2002-2007: CEO of Sofrapain's French subsidiaries – Martine Spécialités – RHM Group
1999-2002: CFO of the European division, operational business development manager for Sofrapain/Martine Spécialités – RHM Group
1994-1998: CFO of Sofrapain - RHM Group's French subsidiaries
1987-1994: Manager at Arthur Andersen Audit Paris

Degree in chartered accounting - graduate of ICS.

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

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

Jean-Christophe Duval
Managing Director of ARD

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