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Jean-François Gonidec elected Chairman of the Innov'Alliance competitiveness cluster

Jean-François Gonidec, former CEO of L'Occitane en Provence and Chairman of Kerfalher, was elected Chairman of the Innov'Alliance cluster for a two-year term at its Board of Directors meeting held on Monday June 26, 2023 in Aix-en-Provence. He succeeds Yves Faure, Chairman of Agro'Novae after six years as Chairman.

Jean-François Gonidec, 66, holds a degree in chemical engineering from Insa Lyon. He held plant management and industrial management positions with the Danone food group, then operations management and general management positions with cosmetics companies Pierre Fabre and L'Occitane en Provence.

He is also co-chairman for the southern region of the regional interest group naturalité and regional chairman of the Initiative business start-up network.

Following his election, Jean-François Gonidec shared his three priority objectives for the deployment of phase 5 of the cluster:

  • Boost the Institut de la Naturalité's unifying approach to the four businesses of food, cosmetics, flavors and fragrances, and dietary supplements.
  • Intensify deployment of the three Strategic Action areas:
    • Sustainability of crop production
    • High-performance production and eco-design as part of the ecological transition of businesses
    • Consumer and product
  • Actively participate in the territorialization of France 2030 through support for members' projects.

Innov'Alliance is the benchmark cluster in the naturalness field, supporting the ecological and technological transition of agriculture in four sustainable industrial sectors: food, dietary supplements and health ingredients, cosmetics, fragrances and flavors. With a network of over 400 members, the cluster brings together all the players in these sectors to create synergies, contribute to the development of innovative solutions and promote the emergence of naturalness.

Photo: left, Jean-François Gonidec; right, Yves Faure

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