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MANAGEMENT & METRICS

Minafin’s success is rooted in developing across the world teams of highly skilled employees who have a passion for fine chemistry and its extraordinary fields of application.

Created in 2004, Minafin became an industrial company in 2005 through the takeover of SEAC’s assets, a French custom manufacturing operation (CMO) specialized in chemistry services for drugs under clinical testing. Minafin has succeeded not only in covering the full range of chemical needs of the pharmaceutical industry, but also in diversifying its activities to develop a chemical offer for other markets with cutting-edge chemical know-how.

Our ambition is to build year after year a key-player of fine chemistry. Minafin, as a private company can rely on solid partnerships with its financial stakeholders and shareholders committed for the future of the group.

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Management

Frédéric Gauchet

Frédéric Gauchet

Founder & President of Minafin Group Board member of the Cefic (The European Chemical Industry Council) and UIC (Union des Industries Chimiques)

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Date of Entry 2004

Professional Career

Managing Director of Dufry Travel Retail Managing

Director of Vinci Concession

Site Director at Sanofi

Educational Background

Mines ParisTech

ENS Paris Sciences

University instructor for Physics & Chemistry

Frédéric Marmousez

Frédéric Marmousez

Managing Director of Minafin Group

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Date of Entry 2005

 

Professional Career

Chief Financial Officer of Minafin Group

SME bank Manager at Caisse d’Épargne

Educational Background

DESS Audit and Controlling

ESC LILLE

Patrick Lescure

Patrick Lescure

Chief Financial Officer of Minafin Group

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Date of Entry 2010

 

Professional Career

France Director of Samtel Group

Managing Director of Samtel Electron Devices

Financial Director of Europe Explorer (Neuf Telecom Group)

Financial Controller at Thales Electron Devices

Auditor at Deloitte

Educational Background

HEC Paris

Vienna University of Economics and Business

Agathe Lecyk

Agathe Lecyk

Legal Director of Minafin Group

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Date of Entry 2011

 

Professional Career

Legal manager of Minafin group

Legal counsel of Jeumont Electric, Altawest group

Educational Background

Professional Master in international contracts, Lille 2

Research Master in private law (French law), Lille 2

Thierry Van Nieuwenhove

Thierry Van Nieuwenhove

President of the End-Markets Division of Minafin Group

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Date of Entry 2017

 

 

Professional Career

President of Novasep Synthesis

Director of Ajinomoto OmniChem

Global Head Business Development at Lonza

Project Manager at Galactic

Educational Background

Université Catholique de Louvain

Solvay Business School

Dale Fannin

Dale Fannin

Managing Director of the Niche Technologies Division

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Date of Entry 2008

Professional Career

President of Penn Specialty Chemicals

Plant Manager, GLCC

Operations management, Monsanto

Educational Background

University of Missouri-Columbia – BS Chemical Engineering

Tom Waldman

Tom Waldman

President of Pennakem

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Date of Entry 2015

Professional Career

Managing Director of TIORCO, LLC

Business Development Director of Stepan Co.

Commercial Director of Carbogen-AMCIS

R&D Director of Monsanto

Educational Background

University of California, Irvine – B.Sc. Chemistry

University of Utah – Ph.D. Chemistry

John Pannucci

John Pannucci

Managing Director of Pressure Chemical Board Directors, Pennsylvania Chemical Industrial Council, - Member Chemical Specialties Management Council (CSMC)

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Date of Entry 2012

Professional Background

CEO Pressure Chemical Co.

Vice President at Chemtura

Chief Operating Officer at Anderol Inc.

Vice President Rhodia Inc (now Solvay)

Present Board Directors, Pennsylvania Chemical Industrial Council,

Member Chemical Specialties Management Council (CSMC)

Previous Board Director SOCMA

Educational Background

BA Rutgers University

MBA Fairleigh Dickinson University

Laurence Jacques

Laurence Jacques

Director of Strategic Growth Projects

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Date of Entry 2013

Professional Career

Associate Managing Director of Clestra Hauserman

Group Director of Ductal Business Unit (Lafarge)

Plant Manager at Lafarge Adriasebina

Plant Manager at Lafarge Ciments

Educational Background

Mines ParisTech

École Polytechnique

Jean-Michel Fachaux

Jean-Michel Fachaux

Managing Director of Pharma Integrated Services

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Date of Entry 2017

Professional Career

Associate Director Contract Manufacturing, commercial and clinical products Small & Biotech Molecules at Biogen

Pharmaceutical Site Director, Pharmaceutical Division, CFAO group

CMO & Launch Director, Supply Chain/Logistics at Galderma

Technology Transfer & Production Manager, Industrial Development at Galderma

Technical and QA auditor at Galderma QA Corporate

Process Development Manager at Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals

Manufacturing Manager at Boots Healthcare International

Educational Background

MBA HEC Montreal, Canada

Ph.D in Pharmaceutical Engineering, University of Pharmacy (Lille II)

Pharm.D., University of Pharmacy (Lille II)

Green Belt certification by accredited organization

Supply chain certification (APICS Institution)

Emmanuel Peulens

Emmanuel Peulens

Managing Director of Minasolve

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Date of Entry 2017

Professional Career

Business Unit Director Tensiofix at Ajinomoto OmniChem

Business Manager Tensiofix at Ajinomoto OmniChem

Sales and Marketing International Tensiofix at Ajinomoto OmniChem

International Sales Manager Natural Specialties at Ajinomoto OmniChem

Area Sales Manager Europe and North America at Rosier SA

Manager spin-off Université Catholique de Louvain

Educational Background

Université Catholique de Louvain

Ecole Pratique Hautes Etudes Commerciales (EPHEC)

Steffen Sonnenberg

Steffen Sonnenberg

Managing Director of Minascent

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Date of Entry 2017

Professional Career

Managing Partner – Food Consulting Network

Owner – Sonnenberg Consulting

MD Commercial Director – Kirsch Pharma

General Manager Sweet Flavors Europe – Sensient Technologies Corporation

General Manager EDS Europe – Sensient Technologies Corporation

Director Ingredient Specialties, Germany – Bell Flavors & Fragrances

Director Aroma Chemicals, Germany – Bell Flavors & Fragrances

Head of Specialty Chemical Marketing and Application Technology – Symrise

VP Applied Research Fragrances / Specialty Chemicals – Symrise

Educational Background

Technische Universität Berlin

Humboldt Gymnasium Berlin