Roquette appoints new VP for pea, new proteins business

20 Sep 2019

Roquette has appointed Jean-Philippe Azoulay as Vice President of the Group’s Pea and New Proteins Business Line, a key sector at the heart of Roquette’s global growth strategy.

He succeeds Pascal Leroy who has moved to a new leadership role within the company.>

Roquette appoints new VP for pea, new proteins business

Azoulay is said to come with extensive international experience, including plant health and food ingredients. He was Global Director of DuPont’s Nutrition Business and, until recently, Director General of the European Crop Protection Association (ECPA). He holds an MBA degree from the University of Central Florida and a Mechanical Engineering degree from INSA Lyon.

“I am passionate about the future of food production and about the role companies can play in providing innovative plant-based solutions. In just 10 years, Roquette has developed the widest range of pea proteins available in today’s market under the NUTRALYS® brand name and has contributed to the successful development of plant-based foods such as meat alternatives, dairy-free products or sports and clinical nutrition. The sector is at a turning point, facing explosive demand, and it is such an extraordinary time to join Roquette, a visionary pioneer of this exciting space,” said Azoulay.

“Roquette is a key actor of the massive global shift in food. We are investing half a billion euros over 5 years to meet the increasing global demand for high-quality pea protein, a high value-added nutritional and functional solution, which offers many benefits to farmers, our customers and consumers alike. Furthermore, in the interests of developing pea proteins for both a better nutrition and a healthier planet, we are only sourcing peas of a specific quality that respect the environment, a strategy that is fully aligned with our Sustainable Development approach. With his wide experience, Jean-Philippe will play a key role to consolidate Roquette as a pioneer of plant-based specialty proteins for Food, Nutrition and Health markets,” said Jean-Marc Gilson, CEO of Roquette.

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