Carbios Appoints Chairman of the Board of Directors
Carbios, Paris, France, an innovative green chemistry company specializing in breakthrough technologies dedicated to the recovery of plastic waste, announced the appointment of Jean Falgoux as Chairman of the Board of Directors.
Jean Falgoux, member of the board since June 2015, succeeds Alain Chevallier, whose mandate has enabled Carbios to address major strategic and technical challenges in conducting its development.
Jean Falgoux developed his 40-year career in three life sciences companies. Within the Japanese group Ajinomoto, the world leader in biochemically-produced amino acids, Jean Falgoux was CEO, then President of Ajinomoto Eurolysine, Vice President of Ajinomoto Europe and Corporate Executive Officer of Ajinomoto Inc., and served as an Executive Committee member of several of Ajinomoto’s European affiliates. At the pharmaceutical group Roussel Uclaf, Jean Falgoux moved from a marketing role to become Director of Business Development in the company’s US-based agro-veterinary affiliate and went on to lead the global animal health unit. He later evolved within the Hoechst Roussel group in Germany where he was Senior Vice President, and went on to hold the role of Managing Director at Hoechst Roussel Vet GmbH. His career began in research and development at Rousselot, a leading European gelatine producer. Jean Falgoux is also an active Board member in several other companies.
Carbios was founded in 2011 and has been managed, since its inception, by the Holding Incubatrice Chimie Verte fund. Carbios acquired the rights to research that was conducted over a number of years by various public and private sector laboratories. By leveraging the unique properties of biological catalysts (enzymes), it has used this research as the foundation for developing innovative industrial bioprocesses that optimize the technical, economic and environmental performance of polymers (thermoplastic materials and synthetic or food-based fibers).
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