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  • The Ÿnsect team today has more than 200 people: the Ÿnsecters. The company has an average age of 34 years and respects gender parity. The international dimension is very strong with 20+ nationalities represented and two official working languages: English and French.

     

     

     

    Co-founders



    ANTOINE HUBERT CEO & CHAIRMAN

    Antoine is Ÿnsect’s Chairman and CEO. He also leads the cooperative insect industry association, ...

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    ANTOINE HUBERT CEO & CHAIRMAN

    Antoine is Ÿnsect’s Chairman and CEO. He also leads the cooperative insect industry association, the International Platform of Insects for Food and Feed (IPIFF) and is Board Member of Protéine France consortium and LFD. Prior to co-founding Ÿnsect, Antoine worked on scientific projects in environmental risk assessment, biomass and plastics recycling. He is an agronomy engineer graduate from AgroCampus-Ouest and AgroParisTech. Together with Alexis, he co-founded NPO WORGAMIC and the company ORGANEO.

    JEAN-GABRIEL LEVON CHIEF IMPACT OFFICER

    As engineer from the Ecole Polytechnique graduated from HEC, Jean-Gabriel is the head of Impact. Pri...

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    JEAN-GABRIEL LEVON CHIEF IMPACT OFFICER

    As engineer from the Ecole Polytechnique graduated from HEC, Jean-Gabriel is the head of Impact. Prior to co-founding Ÿnsect, Jean-Gabriel was an industrial project consultant at Schlumberger.

    FABRICE BERRO DIRECTOR OF DATA

    Fabrice leads Ÿnsect farming R&D where he applies his experience in informatics and applied mathema...

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    FABRICE BERRO DIRECTOR OF DATA

    Fabrice leads Ÿnsect farming R&D where he applies his experience in informatics and applied mathematics. He worked at Engie before joining Ÿnsect.

    ALEXIS ANGOT MEMBER OF THE STRATEGIC COMITEE

    Alexis holds a law degree and an MBA from ESSEC. He co-founded Ynsect and served as CFO from 2011 to...

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    ALEXIS ANGOT MEMBER OF THE STRATEGIC COMITEE

    Alexis holds a law degree and an MBA from ESSEC. He co-founded Ynsect and served as CFO from 2011 to mid-2017, then as Corporate Secretary until his departure in mid-2020. Since then, he has advised investment funds, incubators and startups. He is also an investor and board member of several startups.

    Leadership

    ANTOINE HUBERT CEO & CHAIRMAN

    Antoine is Ÿnsect’s Chairman and CEO. He also leads the cooperative insect industry association, ...

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    ANTOINE HUBERT CEO & CHAIRMAN

    Antoine is Ÿnsect’s Chairman and CEO. He also leads the cooperative insect industry association, the International Platform of Insects for Food and Feed (IPIFF) and is Board Member of Protéine France consortium and LFD. Prior to co-founding Ÿnsect, Antoine worked on scientific projects in environmental risk assessment, biomass and plastics recycling. He is an agronomy engineer graduate from AgroCampus-Ouest and AgroParisTech. Together with Alexis, he co-founded NPO WORGAMIC and the company ORGANEO.

    SHANKAR KRISHNAMOORTHY EVP, CHIEF STRATEGY OFFICER

    Shankar Krishnamoorthy has nearly four decades of proven track record as a global executive in the e...

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    SHANKAR KRISHNAMOORTHY EVP, CHIEF STRATEGY OFFICER

    Shankar Krishnamoorthy has nearly four decades of proven track record as a global executive in the energy sector. Shankar led multiple business entities across the globe, rising to the position of a member of the Executive Committee of Engie SA, a global leader in the electricity and gas business. As the Head of Asian Business Development and CEO of Middle East and Africa, Shankar led the opening of new markets, leading the development, construction, and operation of several multi-billion energy infrastructure projects for the international growth of Engie as well as portfolio management including the IPO of the company’s Thai assets. Since 2014, he has worked in London and Paris in several leadership roles at the corporate level including strategy, research, engineering, construction, risk management and venture capital. He was also part of Engie’s Executive Committee from 2017 to 2021.

    TINA LAWTON EVP, CHIEF GROWTH OFFICER

    Tina Lawton is an international leader with more than 25 years of experience in life sciences and ad...

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    TINA LAWTON EVP, CHIEF GROWTH OFFICER

    Tina Lawton is an international leader with more than 25 years of experience in life sciences and adjacent industries. Tina brings extensive business experience having worked in and led businesses in both traditional, start-up and digital environments. She was previously Global Head of Business Transformation at Syngenta a $15bn global producer of agrochemicals and seeds. In this role she was preparing the Group for an IPO. Prior to that she was Regional President, Asia Pacific and an EXCO member of the Syngenta Global Crop Protection Business. She has also held Global Business Unit, Sales, Marketing and Business Development roles. In 2018, she was awarded the World Business Council for Sustainable Development Leading Woman Award for her contribution to achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals, with particular focus on empowering women in Agriculture. She is British, and lives with her husband in Switzerland.

    ISABELLE TOLEDANO-KOUTSOURIS EVP, CHIEF FINANCIAL & SUPPORT OFFICER

    Isabelle Toledano-Koutsouris is a senior executive with over twenty years’ international finance e...

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    ISABELLE TOLEDANO-KOUTSOURIS EVP, CHIEF FINANCIAL & SUPPORT OFFICER

    Isabelle Toledano-Koutsouris is a senior executive with over twenty years’ international finance experience at top-tier investment banks. Isabelle has extensive expertise in international capital markets, most recently having ran the debt capital markets group, and later creating the private capital markets group at UBS in EMEA. During her time at UBS, Isabelle served as an executive board member and treasurer for the Association for Financial Markets in Europe (AFME), and also as a board member of the UBS Global Visionaries, a program designed to support entrepreneurs and thought leaders whose businesses help achieve UN Sustainable Development Goals. A strong advocate of diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I), Isabelle was a founding member of the UBS diversity council and continues to advocate for DE&I in all aspects business, particularly women in finance. Isabelle is a dual French and British citizen who lives in London with her husband and two children. She studied in France and the US, and speaks 3 languages.

    Executives

    BENJAMIN ARMENJON GENERAL MANAGER, ANIMAL NUTRITION & HEALTH

    Benjamin leads B2B sales and marketing activities for Ÿnsect Animal Nutrition and Health. Before jo...

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    BENJAMIN ARMENJON GENERAL MANAGER, ANIMAL NUTRITION & HEALTH

    Benjamin leads B2B sales and marketing activities for Ÿnsect Animal Nutrition and Health. Before joining Ÿnsect in 2014, he held various R&D, production, quality, and sales positions in companies such as Diana and Kemin Nutrisurance. Benjamin has a Ph.D. in food sciences.

    TOM MOHRMANN GENERAL MANAGER, YNSECT NETHERLANDS

    Before becoming General Manager of Ynsect Human Nutrition and Health, Tom was the CEO of Protifarm, ...

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    TOM MOHRMANN GENERAL MANAGER, YNSECT NETHERLANDS

    Before becoming General Manager of Ynsect Human Nutrition and Health, Tom was the CEO of Protifarm, the Dutch food branch of Ÿnsect. He also worked for Tivall (Nestlé) for more than 8 years where he was in charge of the Benelux and international business development.

    FRANÇOISE LESAGE GENERAL SECRETARY

    With an MBA from ESCP EUROPE, Francoise manages Ÿnsect finances. Françoise has 15+ years of experi...

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    FRANÇOISE LESAGE GENERAL SECRETARY

    With an MBA from ESCP EUROPE, Francoise manages Ÿnsect finances. Françoise has 15+ years of experience driving profitability and business development for international pharmaceutical and animal nutrition companies such as Adisseo.

    ALAIN REVAH CHIEF MARKETING & COMMUNICATION OFFICER

    Alain Revah is the Chief Marketing & Communication Officer of Ÿnsect. Most recently he was the Vice...

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    ALAIN REVAH CHIEF MARKETING & COMMUNICATION OFFICER

    Alain Revah is the Chief Marketing & Communication Officer of Ÿnsect. Most recently he was the Vice President of Business & Corporate Development at Poshmark, based in San Francisco. He started his career building digital communities for Amazon, Major League Baseball or About.com at The Well/Delphi.com. He co-founded Ulteo (acquired by AZ Network) and help launch Telegroup (IPO Nasdaq TRGP). He also co-founded, invested or advised a number of startups including Poshmark, FreshPlanet, Stargazer or PhotoRoom, conglomerates like LVMH or Vivendi and venture funds like Accelerator Ventures (Zappos [sold to Amazon], Nutanix [IPO], Cornerstone on Demand [IPO], Zynga [IPO]), and Sunstone Capital. He holds two master degrees in Law and International Business from the University of Paris-Sorbonne and speaks 9 languages.

    JEAN-GABRIEL LEVON CHIEF IMPACT OFFICER

    Jean-Gabriel is co-founder of Ynsect and Chief Impact Officer. Graduated from Ecole Polytechnique Pa...

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    JEAN-GABRIEL LEVON CHIEF IMPACT OFFICER

    Jean-Gabriel is co-founder of Ynsect and Chief Impact Officer. Graduated from Ecole Polytechnique Paris and HEC Paris School of Management, he ensures Ynsect’s activity remains balanced with the planet.

    ALAIN DAVADANT CHIEF INDUSTRY OFFICER

    Alain is Ÿnsect Chief Industry Officer, he is in charge of Design and Construction Ÿnfarm Farms. B...

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    ALAIN DAVADANT CHIEF INDUSTRY OFFICER

    Alain is Ÿnsect Chief Industry Officer, he is in charge of Design and Construction Ÿnfarm Farms. Before joining Ÿnsect in December 2019, he mainly held for over 30 years Management and Project Direction positions within Technip, LITWIN in an international context, including 10 years spent in the Middle East and Asia. Agros Paris Tech engineer (1984-1987), Alain graduated from ENSPM (1989-IFP-Rueil). Alain was an Internal Auditor for the Board from 2000 to 2003.

    PHILIPPE PICHOL CHIEF OPERATIONS OFFICER

    Philippe is the Chief Operations Officer. He is passionate about building sustainable food supply ch...

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    PHILIPPE PICHOL CHIEF OPERATIONS OFFICER

    Philippe is the Chief Operations Officer. He is passionate about building sustainable food supply chains. Before joining Ynsect, Philippe lead, created and developed operations during 20 years in multinationals such as Mondelez, Savencia and, more recently, in the healthy and sustainable food industry at Wessanen/Bjorg. He holds a Master degree in general engineering (ICAM – Lille).

    FREDERIC JULIEN CHIEF PEOPLE OFFICER

    Frédéric is Chief People Officer of Ÿnsect. Frédéric holds a master's degree in organisational ...

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    FREDERIC JULIEN CHIEF PEOPLE OFFICER

    Frédéric is Chief People Officer of Ÿnsect. Frédéric holds a master's degree in organisational behaviour from Lancaster University Management School and has completed the CEDEP-INSEAD General Management Program. Before joining Ynsect in September 2019, he held more than 20 years of HR and social affairs director positions in industrial groups such as PSA, Valeo and Faurecia in industrial, R&D and retail areas. Holder of a master's degree in organizational behavior and graduate in business analysis from Lancaster University, Frédéric has also followed General management programs at Essec and Cedep / Insead.

    NICOLAS DESOMBRE CHIEF DIGITAL OFFICER

    Beginning his career in Supply Chain management before transitioning to consulting firms such as PwC...

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    NICOLAS DESOMBRE CHIEF DIGITAL OFFICER

    Beginning his career in Supply Chain management before transitioning to consulting firms such as PwC and Mews Partners, Nicolas is Ynsect’s Chief Digital Officer. He is a graduate of Ecole Centrale Paris.