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New COO at the financing arm of France's Avril group
By Jane Byrne
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France's Avril group has announced the appointment of Xavier Dorchies as chief operating officer of Sofiprotéol, its subsidiary dedicated to financing companies in the agricultural and agri-food sector.
Dorchies joins the Comex of the Avril group. He succeeds Michel Boucly, who retired.
A graduate of AgroParisTech and ESSEC, he has spent his entire career working in the vegetable oil and protein industry.
After an initial commercial experience in crushing and then as an investor at Sofiprotéol, he has contributed, since the acquisition of Lesieur in 2003, to the main stages of development of the Avril group in France and internationally, in both central and operational functions.
He has been the group's director of strategy and development since 2016, a role he will retain, said Avril.