French supplier of natural actives Silab has made changes to its governance structure with founder Jean Paufique leading a new supervisory board.
Paufique, who created the company in 1984, is president of the supervisory board, with wife Josette Paufique and daughter Anne Paufique both installed as vice-presidents.
In addition, Jean-Louis Nesti and Nathalie Tholoniat have become independent members of the 100% family-owned firm’s supervisory board.
Meanwhile, Paufique has entrusted the operational management of the company to the five members of its former management committee: Brigitte Closs-Gonthier, Jean-Philippe Cosson, Xavier Gaillard, Florence Giner-Meilhac and Dominique Muller.
The president of the new Silab management board is Closs-Gonthier (pictured, right).
“I am very honoured by the trust placed in me. What is essential for all of us is to guarantee continuity, whether in terms of strategic choices or shared values,” she said.
“We want all our stakeholders - clients, suppliers, employees, public authorities etc. - to be assured of our desire to maintain Silab's identity, and I am personally committed to infusing the same dynamic.”
Jean Paufique (pictured, left) added: “For nearly 40 years, I have worked with my collaborators to build a solid company that is a reference in its market and a vector of strong values.
“It is now time to put in place a new organization, synonymous with stability and sustainability. I have full confidence in the management team that has worked alongside me for many years, and I am convinced that they will continue to foster the virtuous circle of our development”.