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Phileo by Lesaffre welcomes new general manager

02 February 20242 min reading

In a strategic move, Lesaffre has appointed Manuel Maire as the new General Manager of Phileo, its animal feed additives unit. With over two decades of leadership in animal health and nutrition, Maire is set to steer Phileo towards growth and innovation.

Manuel Maire

Lesaffre, a global player in fermentation and microorganisms, has named Manuel Maire as the General Manager of its animal feed additives unit, Phileo by Lesaffre. With a robust background spanning 20 years, Maire has held pivotal roles at industry giants INVIVO, NEOVIA, and ADM. His appointment is seen as a strategic alignment to propel Phileo's long-term vision and foster accelerated growth in the competitive animal feed sector.

Brice-Audren Riché, CEO of Lesaffre, expressed confidence in Maire's ability to implement the company's strategy, stating, "Manuel brings the right mix of people management and business experience and has built customer-centric teams for major players of the agrifood industry." Maire, in response to his new role, highlighted the importance of fermentation and microorganisms in addressing the complexity of farming challenges, stating, " I am convinced that fermentation and the exploitation of the infinite potential of microorganisms allows Phileo to develop evidence-based solutions taking into account animal species’ diversity to overcome the increasing complexity of farming challenges."

Maire's leadership is anticipated to not only fortify Phileo's market position but also drive advancements in evidence-based animal feed solutions, aligning with the evolving landscape of the industry.


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