Our board of administrators and its elected members

The board of administrators is made up of 23 farmers – who are elected by VIVESCIA's members – and a representative of the FCPE. These administrators represent the farmers: they set VIVESCIA’s objectives and make sure they are achieved. Nine of them make up the board committee, and four works council representatives are also involved in the board’s work.

Christoph Büren, le président de notre groupe

Christoph Büren is a farmer based in Pocancy in the Marne department. He took on his first responsibilities within our group in 1999, when he was appointed auditor of the agricultural cooperative. In 2009, he became a VIVESCIA administrator and section president. In 2014, he joined the committee of the board of administrators, before becoming vice-president of the Group in January 2016. On 13 December 2016, he was appointed presi-dent of VIVESCIA, president of VIVESCIA Industries’ SICOM and also became a member of SeVeal’s supervisory board.

Christoph Büren

Christoph Büren is a farmer based in Pocancy in the Marne department. He took on his first responsibilities within our group in 1999, when he was appointed auditor of the agricultural cooperative. In 2009, he became a VIVESCIA administrator and section president. In 2014, he joined the committee of the board of administrators, before becoming vice-president of the Group in January 2016. On 13 December 2016, he was appointed presi-dent of VIVESCIA, president of VIVESCIA Industries’ SICOM and also became a member of SeVeal’s supervisory board.

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In 1991, Christoph’s career began when he took over the family farm (grain, oil- and protein-seed, and beet) located in Pocancy in the Marne department. He developed the production of potatoes for the export market and the production of solar energy, as well as a variety of services. He has also served several terms as a director of Parmentine (potato trader), as AGPB's company secretary, as the auditor of Unigrains, and as president of the ELO (European Landowners’ Organization).

Christoph Büren graduated as an agricultural engineer from ESA Angers in 1988. The following year, he acquired another degree from École Supérieure de la Coopération Agricole et des Industries Alimentaires. In 1990, he completed an internship with the European Commission's directorate general for agriculture (DG6) 

The Board of administrators is made up of 23 administrators together with our president, Christoph Büren :

Laurent Berthe
Laurent Berthe
Administrator and Dormans Section President
Philippe Bonvallet
Philippe Bonvallet
Administrator and Châlons - Vallée de Marne Section President
Stéphane Borderieux
Stéphane Borderieux
Administrator and Coupetz Saint-Ouen Section President
Aurélien Boyau
Aurélien Boyau
Administrator
Alain Boynard
Alain Boynard
Administrator and Vitry Perthois Section President
Éric Charle
Éric Charle
Administrator and Seine Brie Champagne Section President
Alban Collard
Alban Collard
Administrator and Suippes-Valmy Section President
Eric Courageot
Eric Courageot
Administrator and Barrois Section President
Nicolas Demoury
Nicolas Demoury
Vice-president, Administrator, and committee member
Damien Fosseprez
Damien Fosseprez
Administrator, committee member, and Rethel Section President
Marie Gaillot
Marie Gaillot
Administrator and Mazagran Section President
Jacky Goubault
Jacky Goubault
Administrator and Chairman of Nealia’s board of directors
Sylvain Hinschberger
Sylvain Hinschberger
Vice-president, Administrator, committee member, Chairman of Malteurop’s board of directors
Louis Jaillant
Louis Jaillant
Administrator, committee member
Emmanuel Joanot
Emmanuel Joanot
Administrator and Othe et Chaourçois Section President
Jean-Marc Longuet
Jean-Marc Longuet
Administrator, committee member, treasurer, and Côte des Bar Section President
Jean-Philippe Mignot
Jean-Philippe Mignot
Administrator and Lacs and Briennois Section President
Thierry Nice
Thierry Nice
Administrator and Champicarde Section President
Antoine Oudet
Antoine Oudet
Administrator and Nord-Ardennes Section President
Mickaël Portevin
Mickaël Portevin
Administrator and Reims Section President
Denis Schoellen
Denis Schoellen
Administrator, Revigny Section President, and Chairman of Kalizea’s board of directors
Emmanuel Vieillart
Emmanuel Vieillart
Administrator, committee member, and Val de Seine Section President

The four works council representatives are:

  • Jean-Philippe Depoisson
  • Nicolas Dethon
  • Yves Leroy
  • Martial Peuziat

And finally, the director representing the employee investment fund (FCPE) is Dominique Podesta.