Plant-protein giant Roquette has appointed a new vice president, the company announced September 19.
Jean-Philippe Azoulay will serve as vice president of the group’s pea and new proteins business line, which the company says is key to Roquette’s global growth strategy.
“I am passionate about the future of food production and about the role companies can play in providing innovative plant-based solutions,” Azoulay said in a news release. “The sector is at a turning point, facing explosive demand, and it is such an extraordinary time to join Roquette.”
Azoulay 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.
“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.
In 2017, Roquette broke ground on a new pea protein processing facility in Portage la Prairie, touted to be the largest in the world. The plant is slated to open late 2020.