Board of Directors


Vincent FAVIER

Chairman & CEO

Graduated from the Ecole Centrale de Lyon and a Master in Strategic Management from HEC, Vincent Favier, began his career at Mercer Management as a strategy consultant. In 2000, he joined Worms & Cie as Director of Development and Investments.

In 2006, he became head of the Paris office of the investment company Amber Capital, and in 2012, director of holdings of the company Tikehau Capital Advisors. Vincent Favier participates since 2009 in the foundation of Ecoslops, of which he will be appointed Chief Executive Officer in August 2015 and Chief Executive Officer in 2016.

Jean-Claude COMPANY

Co-founder - Independant Director

Jean-Claude Company co-founded Ecoslops with Michel Pingeot. He began his career in the 1970s as a researcher at the Institut Français du Pétrole. He worked for BP from 1971 to 1973, then in the IFP Group. In 1980, he joined the TOTAL group, where he held various positions, including Northern Europe Refining

Correspondent and Deputy Director General of the SIR ( Ivorian Refining Company). Jean-Claude Company becomes Director of Research TOTAL in 1990, then Director of Operations. From 1993 to 2006, he held the position of Director of Refining within the TOTAL group. He currently sits on the Board of Directors of several French companies.

Olivier FORTESA

Representative for J4A Holdings

Olivier Fortesa holds a master's degree in management sciences from Paris IX Dauphine University, a management degree from the Manchester School of Management (UMIST) and a master's degree in business administration from Nicholls State University. . He is currently Managing Director of Amber Capital UK LP.

Pascal FOULON

Independent Director

A graduate of IPAG business school, Pascal Foulon has held senior asset management positions at major companies including Deutsche Bank, BNP Paribas, CIC, as well as Caisse des Dépôts et Consignations in Paris and Bluecrest Capital.

Mark INCH 

Independent Director

A graduate of Oxford University and Sciences Po Paris, Mark Inch is a specialist in the financing, investment and management of complex projects, including real estate. Thanks to its international culture, it has developed a network of partners and relations in the Middle East and East Africa. From 2003 to 2014, he chaired the Société de la Tour Eiffel, the first SIIC in France. He also founded and developed the first REIT in the Gulf region until it went public.

 



Philippe MONNOT

Representative for GEMMES VENTURE 

Graduated from EM LYON, Philippe Monnot has been founder and director of many companies since 1985. Founding President of Médialogie in 1986 - who will become Mediagérance in 1999 and Makheia - he will then be President and CEO of Gemmes Venture, which he creates in 1999.

Gemmes Venture is a privately owned private equity firm owned by its two founders and managers: Thierry Garret and Philippe Monnot. Gemmes Venture specializes in the acquisition of minority or majority stakes, mainly in unlisted companies. (Start-up, Development, Turnaround).

Lionel HENRY

Independent Director

Graduate of the Ecole Polytechnique and General Engineer of Armament, Lionel Henry has devoted most of his career to the financing and management of complex projects. He has a perfect knowledge of the environment of energy and raw materials, notably through his participation in the negotiations for the liberalization of the sector.

After responsibilities in the Ministry of Defense and the Ministry of Economy and Industry, in a merchant bank then an investment company, Lionel Henry was, from 2013 to 2016, Secretary General of the General Council Armament. He is currently a partner at Taylor Dejongh (Corporate Financial Advisory).

Pierre-Etienne BINDSCHEDLER

Representative for SOPREMA Group

Member of the Board of Directors since 2017, Pierre-Etienne Bindschedler is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of SOPREMA, the world's No. 3 sealant company (sales: € 2.3 billion, 51 production sites, 6,900 employees ). Elected entrepreneur of the year in 2013 (L'Express - Ernst & Young), Pierre-Etienne Bindschedler graduated from HEC Lausanne.

Olivier LE BIHAN

Independent Director

Graduate of the IEP of Paris and HEC, Olivier Le Bihan began his career in Paris as a financial analyst. From 1995 to 2007, he worked at Paribas - which became BNP Paribas in 2000 when the two banks merged - first in New York, then in Singapore and London where he was appointed head of the Corporate Commodity Financing, Europe department. & Commodity Trade Finance ". Olivier Le Bihan is currently a member of the Management Committee of the Global Commodity Finance Group at Crédit Agricole de Genève.