The cooperative comprises several governing bodies: the Board of Directors, the Group Committees, the Regional Commissions, the Group’s Strategic Committee and the Management Committee.
The Board of Directors
It comprises 23 cooperative directors and 1 non-cooperative coooperative director. All of them are farmers elected by the representatives of some 6,250 members in Southwest France. They work alongside the Group’s Strategic Committee to define Euralis’ key strategies and to check that they are implemented in the field. They also guarantee the Group’s cooperative vision.
The Board of Directors comprises an Executive Council with 6 members :
President of Euralis
Kiwi and tobacco producer in Moumour (Southwest France).
He was the President of the Fédération des planteurs de tabac (Federation of Tobacco Planters) for thirteen years, and General Secretary of the France Tabac Union (French Tobacco Union) for eleven years before joining the Euralis Board of Directors in February 2014.
Vice-President of Euralis and President of the Food Division
Farmer in Saint-Élix-Séglan (Southeast France) specialised in organic cattle breeding and field crop activities using agro-ecological and soil conservation methods (durum wheat, sunflower, sorghum and hard wheat)
President of the European Committee for Agricultural Cooperation
Vice-President of Cogeca, the General Confederation of Agricultural Cooperatives in the European Union
Vice-President of Euralis, President of the Agricultural Division
Farmer in Bournos and Arx (Southwest France) specialised in maize seed, maize, and vegetables.
Farmer in Sainte-Christie-d’Armagnac (32), President of Euralis Palmipèdes Sud-Ouest
Vice-President of Euralis in charge of cooperative activities, President of the Participation and Development Division
A cattle farmer in Morganx (Southwest France), he also grows maize for human consumption, as well as sweetcorn, tobacco and soya.
As Vice-President of AGPM (French general association of maize producers), he also chairs the sweetcorn section.
Vice-President of Euralis, President of the Seed Division
A farmer in Viella (Southwest France), specialised in seeds and field vegetables.
He is President of the FNPSMS (National federation for the production of maize and sorghum seeds) and vice-president of the SEMAE (the French interprofessional organisation for seeds and plants)
The Board of Directors is made up of 24 directors. There are also 4 Directors who are trainees. All of them are farmers. Their role is to define, in consultation with the Executive Committee, the main strategic orientations of Euralis. Their role is also to control the implementation of the decisions they validated, on the ground.
Christophe CONGUES President
Cooperative Director and Treasurer
Jean-Paul LATASTE Vice President and secretary
Henri BIES-PÉRÉ Cooperative Director
non cooperative Director
François BRUNET Cooperative Director
Frédéric CAZALET Cooperative Director
Éric DUMAS Cooperative Director
François LACOME Cooperative Director
Olivier LADEVEZE Cooperative Dirctor
Jonathan LALONDRELLE Cooperative Director
Lilian LASSERE Cooperative Director
Philippe MAISONNAVE Cooperative Director
Clément NOILHAN Cooperative Director
Matthieu PLOUVIER Cooperative Director
Guillaume SAINTIGAN Cooperative Director
Hélène SALLEFRANQUE Cooperative Director
Jean-Pierre SALLENAVE Cooperative Director
Daniel SALVIAC Cooperative Director
Didier VILLENAVE Cooperative Director
Martine FAGETTE Cooperative Director Trainee
Karine LIEGEOIS Cooperative Director Trainee
Nadège SARTOLOU Cooperative Director Trainee
Nicolas VIRVES Cooperative Director Trainee
There are 5 Group Committees: the Strategic Monitoring Committee, the Appointments and Remuneration Committee, the Financial Auditing and Accounts Committee, the Ethics Committee and the CSR Committee. Each of them ensures that governance runs as smoothly as possible in their specialist field, so that their members can focus on certain issues.
There are 6 Regional Commissions : Béarn, Bigorre, Garonne, Gascony, Gave Océan, and North Aquitaine. Made up of board members, they ensure regional management in close cooperation with member farmers and local institutions. This organisation helps us implement policies in line with farmers’ expectations and according to the specificities of each region.
Euralis’ cooperative governance is structured around the President/CEO. This dual management structure is key to maintaining balance.
The Group’s Strategic Committee
It comprises the CEO and Euralis’ main directors.
CEO of the Euralis Group
Deputy CEO, in charge of the Group’s activities and Cooperative Governance
In charge of digital transformation and cross-functional projects.
Chief Financial Officer of the Euralis Group
Olivier Tillous Borde
Director of the Group’s Strategic Developments
Christine Saenz de Cabezon
CEO of the Agricultural Division
CEO of Lidea
CEO of the Stalaven and Atelier Traiteur BUs
CEO of the Maison Montfort BU
and the Rougié BU
The Management Committee
It comprises members of the Group’s Strategic Committee and the various BUs’ and Divisions’ Executive Committees, who meet regularly at key stages in the cooperative’s activities. Thanks to the Management Committee, the Group’s main executive managers are not only involved in defining and implementing Euralis’ strategy, but are also in charge of feeding information back to their own teams.