French firm Carbios strengthens its BoD and executive committee
Jul 7, 2021
Carbios, a French firm pioneering new enzymatic solutions to reinvent lifecycle of plastic and textile polymers, has announced nomination of Mieke Jacobs, Vincent Kamel, Business Opportunities for L’Oréal Development (BOLD) and Michelin Ventures to its board of directors (BoD), and nomination of Lise Lucchesi and Vanina Varlamoff to its executive committee. The appointments of Jacobs and Kamel further strengthen Carbios’ BoD. Their strategic vision, as well as their deep knowledge of the polymers and recycling industry, will support Carbios as it expands and industrialises, according to company’s press release. “Previously observers on the BoD, BOLD, Business Opportunities for L’Oréal Development represented by Laurent Schmitt, and Michelin Ventures, represented by Nicolas Seeboth, also joined the company’s BoD as new members. Following Carbios’ last capital increase, these two funds respectively hold 5.91 per cent and 4.36 per cent of the company’s capital,” the company added. In parallel, Carbios’ chief executive officer Jean-Claude Lumaret appointed Lucchesi, Carbios’ intellectual property director and Varlamoff, Carbios’ legal affairs and human resources director, to the executive committee. This new structure, which became effective on July 1, 2021, aims to contribute to the implementation of the company's overall strategy. “At this exciting time in our industrial growth, I am delighted that Lucchesi and Varlamoff have been appointed to Carbios’ Executive Committee,” Lumaret, CEO at Carbios, said in the release. “Our company is approaching a significant phase, and their knowledge and experience are significant and valuable assets to our executive team. The nomination of Jacobs and Kamel, as well as BOLD and Michelin Ventures, to Carbios’ BoD, will also have a major influence in bolstering Carbios' move to industrialisation. I would like to express my gratitude to the outgoing board members, Pascal Juery and Godefroy Motte, for their structuring role and assistance during the phases of Carbios' early development.”
Jacobs holds a master’s degree in economics/engineering from the University of Leuven in Belgium and the University of Bilbao in Spain. Based in Belgium, Jacobs has more than 20 years of industrial experience, including global roles in managing operations, supply chain, HR and large change management in Du Pont de Nemours and has been involved in several of the strategic shifts within the company. Kamel is an engineer from École Centrale de Lyon, with more than 35 years’ experience within the polymer and chemical industry (Rhone-Poulenc, Rhodia, Solvay) in France and abroad (China, Korea, Brazil). Vincent has held leading positions such as managing director of the Solvay Polyamide Division, director of Coatis Business Unit and Asia director for Engineering plastics. Lucchesi is a biotechnology engineer, holding the CEIPI diploma (Center for International Intellectual Property Studies) and a specialised master’s in Biotechnology Business Management. After a few years as a market analyst in a green chemistry company, Lucchesi joined Carbios in 2012 as market analyst manager, and then moved to become the intellectual property & contracts manager. Varlamoff is a lawyer, graduated from Paris’ Bar School. After spending few years as a lawyer in Paris, mainly in the fields of intellectual property rights protection and communication law, Varlamoff joined Carbios in 2017 as legal manager. Fibre2Fashion News Desk (JL)
Carbios, a French firm pioneering new enzymatic solutions to reinvent lifecycle of plastic and textile polymers, has announced nomination of Mieke Jacobs, Vincent Kamel, Business Opportunities for L'OrÃ©al Development (BOLD), and Michelin Ventures to its board of directors (BoD), and nomination of Lise Lucchesi and Vanina Varlamoff to its executive committee.