After graduating from AgroParisTech (ENSIA) in France, Jean-Baptiste started his career with Nestle in Africa before moving to France with them. Following this he joined the consultancy firm McKinsey in their London office as an associate specialising in lean manufacturing. He then occupied several positions as Plant General Manager, Industrial Director and Operations Director with Lactalis and Danone in France and South Africa. In 2012 he became COO for Louis Dreyfus Commodities Middle East and Africa, based out of Dubai. Jean-Baptiste joined the Avril Group in January 2015, based from Paris, as CEO of the Oilseeds Business Division – Saipol.
Loves – Golf and Arsenal Team, Saturday or Sunday
Hates – Injustice
Favourite Oil – Italian Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil, “….on a piece of toasted bread grated with garlic and fresh tomatoes”