Christophe BEAUNOIR – France
Christoph BEAUNOIR, CEO of Saipol
Christophe BEAUNOIR is a recognized leader in the agro-chemical sector. After post graduating from Cranfield Institute of Technology (UK) and Lasalle Beauvais ( FR) in Agriculture (Crop Marketing) he started his career developing agro-industrial projects in Russia (sugar, grain). He joined CARGILL in 1997 in Seed marketing and developed his trading skills in the Sugar trading division before being appointed President and GM of the MOSAIC Co. in France distributing fertilizers throughout Europe. He was recruited in 2007 by Group TOTAL to develop a trading activity at GPN (Fertilizer) before consolidating trading, raw material and energy procurement department in this gas intensive industry (8 TWh p.a.). After BOREALIS, the leading Polyolefins and Fertilizer producer, acquired GPN in 2017, M. BEAUNOIR was appointed GM of Borealis France and Member of the Board of Borealis LAT, the Ammonia and Fertilizer division in charge of Trading and Raw material procurement.
Since 2017, he is leading the transformation and recovery of SAIPOL, the agro-industrial pillar of Group AVRIL, through a re-focus of the French major Soft Seed crushing and Biofuel company (close to 4 Mion Mt of rapeseed and sunflower seeds) on sustainability (OleoZE), digitalization (Feedmarket) and direct distribution of renewable energies (Oleo100).