SurfactGreen was created in 2016 by 2 inventors and 4 entrepreneurs. As a result, SurfactGreen is a an experienced team of founders and co-owners cumulating 170 years of experience in chemistry, 90 years in international business development and start-ups and finally 90 years in green chemistry academic research.
Leadership & co-founders
Pierre-Yves (chemical engineer) is a private investor in the chemistry sector. He has also an international track record over several decades in leading large chemical companies.
Chief Executive Officer
Xavier (INSEAD Executive MBA, BA Sales and Marketing) has held various positions (Supply Chain, VP Sales and Marketing, VP Operations and Managing Director) in different countries. Mainly focused on international development, he has also been involved in food, agro-business, renewable energy and fine chemistry.
Inventor, scientific advisor
Thierry (PhD in organic chemistry at ENSCR, postdoctoral studies at the Stanford University in USA) is professor, specialized in the design of 100% bio-based surfactants. He received 6 awards and published more than 80 scientific papers. He published also 18 patents and is the co-author of several books.
Jacques (PhD in biotechnology) has firstly held operational positions in R&D in international pharmaceutical companies. Since 2002, he is involved in set up (from initial idea up to IPO on alternext) and operational management of innovative start-ups in cleantech, greentech and biotech.
Inventor and founder
Daniel is former Dean of Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Chimie de Rennes (ENSCR), and former President of Fédération Gay-Lussac. Currently, he is Emeritus Professor and Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (UK). He has published more than 130 scientific papers, patents and is the co-author of several books.
Daniel (engineer ENSC Toulouse) has 25 years of experience as business developer for international chemical distributors. Indeed, he is an expert in surfactant applications such as cosmetic, detergent, paint, building, printing and agroscience. He is also expert in formulation, registration, labelling and has also a diploma of trainer FFP.
Clémentine Martin Lepicard
Regulatory and Commercial Affairs Officer
Clementine previously worked in different companies in the personal care and cosmetic industry with 15 years of experience in commercialization of cosmetic raw materials. Lately Clementine was technico commercial focused on customer oriented. She is now responsible of cosmetic market segment.
Quentin is a chemical engineer from Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Chimie Organique et Minérale (ESCOM). Quentin has 20 years experience in international sales and marketing of specialty chemicals and food ingredients in various companies.
Surfactants synthesis team
Freddy is a chemical engineer from Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Chimie de Rennes (ENSCR). Moreover, Freddy also owns a PhD in Green Organic Chemistry from University Paris-Sud. Lately, Freddy worked for 2 years on the development of surfactants from brown algae. Freddy is currently working on the optimization and production of biobased cationic surfactants.
Cédric has a PhD in chemistry from the University of Liège (Belgium). He managed research projects in organic chemistry, green chemistry including CO₂ technologies and developped original libraries of sugar-based surfactants. Currently, Cédric is working on the valorization of algae by green chemistry.
Surfactants characterization and formulation team
Francis is a chemical engineer from Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Chimie de Lille (ENSCL) with expertise in formulation. He is able to rely on his experiences with surfactants used in detergent and agrochemical for the formulation of SurfactGreen molecules.
Milène has 5 years experience in R&D cosmetic formulation, especially in haircare, skincare and make up applications. She is in charge to set up the new cosmetic application laboratory at SurfactGreen.
Alice studied analytical chemistry and R&D formulation in Poitiers and Orleans universities. She is in charge of surfactants characterization.
Trainee Formulation Engineer
Florent is currently preparing a master’s degree in formulation and data mining at the university of Cergy-Pontoise. He works on the application of our molecules through different formulas of detergent and cosmetics.