Governance

Jérôme Lescure

Jérôme Lescure

NEOFOR Group
Chairman and CEO

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Marie-Pierre Pradeau

Marie-Pierre Pradeau

NEOFOR Group Administrative and Financial Director and Secretary-General

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David Guilbert

David Guilbert

NEOFOR Group Sales
and Marketing Director

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Richard Joly

Richard Joly

Managing Director and Industrial Operations Director for the Bonneville site

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Benoît Saint-Léger

Benoît Saint-Léger

Managing Director and Industrial Operations Director for the Mende, Le Bleymard and Labruguière sites

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Jérémie Salvador

Jérémie Salvador

Managing Director and Industrial Operations Director for the Brassac site

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Michael Lagoueyte

Michael Lagoueyte

Group Technical Director

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Jérôme Lescure

Key role:

NEOFOR Group Chairman and CEO

Professional address:

Z.A. - Agnan - 81260

Date of arrival in the NEOFOR Group:

2013

Personal data - experience and expertise:

After graduating from the Paris École Spéciale d'Architecture, then pursuing a Master's Degree in Industrialized Construction at the École Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées and an MBA at HEC, Jérôme Lescure held various managerial and executive positions in Anglo-Saxon groups prior to becoming a partner at A.T. Kearney, a global management strategy consulting firm. He then joined Accenture as Executive Director for Consulting Activities France.

Since 2013, Jérôme Lescure has been an entrepreneur and an investor. He is currently Chairman of APICAP, an equity management firm dedicated to investing in SMEs, and NEOFOR Group Chairman and CEO.

Marie-Pierre Pradeau

Key role:

NEOFOR Group Administrative and Financial Director and Secretary-General

Professional address:

Z.A. - Agnan - 81260 Brassac

Date of arrival in the NEOFOR Group:

January 2017

Personal data - experience and expertise:

After graduating with a Degree in Accounting and Finance (DESCF), Marie-Pierre Pradeau complemented her training with an Executive MBA at HEC. Her 28-year professional experience includes almost 10 years in accounting advice and audit with PWC and over 18 years in businesses where she held operational positions in the agri-food industry and the engineering industry. She has spent her entire professional life in an international environment.

Winner of the HEC Foundation Award in February 2011

Mouvex:

Mouvex, a Dover Group subsidiary, a leading designer and manufacturer of positive displacement pumps and compressors, recorded 42.2 million euros revenue in 2008 and employed 169 people. She joined the company in October 2000. In 2007, the Company Chairman asked her to integrate the HEC Executive MBA in order to prepare a business handover. During this training and the strategic audit which she undertook, she became convinced that the Company had to redefine its value proposition. She went on to implement this backed by a project team. By becoming a specialist in solving liquid transfer issues in the field of leak-proof pumps and cooling capacity, Mouvex proposes an original and complementary offer, vis-à-vis its sister companies and has significantly increased its profitability.

Time Sport International:

Time Sport International Executive Director since September 2013 (revenue €14M - 120 employees), she appraised the various scenarii for partial and/or total transfer, searched for transferees and/or investors (Business plan and due diligence), and was in charge of the Company's operational management. The Company was transferred to the Skis Rossignol Group in February 2016. She played an active role in TIME's integration into the Skis Rossignol Group.

David Guilbert

Key role:

NEOFOR Group Sales and Marketing Director

Professional address:

4252 route de Baziège La Lauragaise – 31670 Labège

Date of arrival in the NEOFOR Group:

October 2017

Personal data - experience and expertise:

After graduating as an engineer from the École Supérieure du Bois in Nantes, David GUILBERT pursued his studies with a Master's Degree in International Project Management from the Institut Supérieur des Matériaux in Le Mans, followed by a DESS in Project Management from the Université du Québec en Outaouais and then began his career as a consultant in Quebec, QC, Canada in 2004 with the Quebec Wood Export Bureau (QWEB). He worked in particular on product compliance for exportation to Europe and on rolling out in-house quality assurance systems in QWEB member plants in Quebec.

End 2005, he continued his career as Client Account Executive, Softwood Sector, for the RAYONIER Group (Ex. TEMBEC), based in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. He was in charge of several North-American customers and rapidly developed exportation which he then went on to manage.

After three years working with RAYONIER (Ex. TEMBEC), David accepted a new challenge and joined the teams at the Quebec Wood Export Bureau (QWEB) as Director for Western Europe, based in Toulouse, France. His many missions included developing wood product markets in Europe as well as in China, Japan and the Middle East. A speaker for the QWEB and Canada Wood, in particular for the UNECE, for some 10 years, he represented and developed the reputation and image of Quebec-based wood industry businesses abroad as well as the interests of all the Canada Wood network members, through various activities (including trade shows, missions, etc.). David worked specifically on analysing strategies for accessing European markets, he also federated wood professionals from several branches and implemented various industry-promotional and -strengthening projects.

He joined CAMSEL in October 2017 as Group Sales and Marketing Director which quickly became the NEOFOR Group (Ex. CAMSEL) in March 2018. He supervises and manages all of the Group's sales teams.

Richard Joly

Key role:

Industrial Operations Director

Professional address:

ZI Les Bordets – 110, Rue des Sarcelles – 74130 Bonneville

Date of arrival in the NEOFOR Group:

2016

Personal data - experience and expertise:

A graduate of ENIM (École Nationale d'Ingénieurs de Metz), Richard JOLY began his career in 1998 in the automotive industry as Head of Methods, then Head of Lean Management for Valéo then Faurecia.

In 2002, he pursued his career in the metallurgy industry with the GANTOIS Group where he successively held the positions of Industrial Director and Managing Director for one of its subsidiaries TISSMETAL.

In 2007, he joined BEYNEL, the leading pallet-sawing sawyer and leading manufacturer of pallets and box-pallets in France, with 160,000 m3 of sawing per year, and a supply base of 330,000 t/year, as Industrial Director. In 2009, BEYNEL became a subsidiary of the PGS Group and he was appointed Deputy Managing Director.

In 2016, he joined NEOFOR to manage one of its subsidiaries BÉTEMPS BOIS, first wood processing and timber grading leader in Haute-Savoie (74130 Bonneville) with over 110,000 m3 of sawn logs per year.

Benoît Saint-Léger

Key role:

Industrial Operations Director

Professional address:

Route du Puy - Km 1 - 48000 Mende

Date of arrival in the NEOFOR Group:

June 2017

Personal data - experience and expertise:

Benoît SAINT-LEGER began his career in the wood industry in November 1999 as Head of a sawmill in Cameroon for a major French group, world leader in the field of tropical wood sawing.

For the next 18 years he held various positions and ever-more important responsibilities on remote sites in bushland areas in Cameroon, Congo Brazzaville, Gabon, Democratic Republic of Congo for several major international groups and forestry engineering firms (Thanry Group, Rougier Group, Preciouswoods, Forest Resources Management).

Tropical wood use, first and second processing in a sustainable development and preservation manner (FSC 100% certification) marked his years of rich human and professional experiences.

He joined the NEOFOR Group in June 2017 as Head of Site at Labruguière (81), then in January 2018 he was appointed Industrial Operations Director for 3 of the Group's sites (Mende, Le Bleymard, Labruguière)

Michael Lagoueyte

Key role:

Group Technical Director

Professional address:

Z.A. - Agnan - 81260 Brassac

Date of arrival in the NEOFOR Group:

2015

Personal data - experience and expertise:

After studying wood construction systems and graduating as an engineer from the Ecole supérieur du bois, Michael Lagoueyte began his career in the sawing industry in 2001 in Canada with Davidson, then in France with Ciris Ingénierie as Process and Development Engineer.

He joined the Tembec Group in 2003 at its sawmill in Brassac where he was Head of Production, then in 2006 he became Director of Production for Brassac Industries.

In 2015 he became Technical Director for the CAMSEL Group which became NEOFOR in 2018.