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Management team


Novasep CEO Michel Spagnol 002

Dr Michel Spagnol

Chief Executive Officer
Chairman of the Supervisory Board

Michel Spagnol joined Novasep in June 2013 as CEO. He was appointed as Chairman of the Administrative Board in March 2014.

Holding a PhD from Stanford University (USA), he has worked in Europe, India and the USA in various executive positions including R&D, sales, marketing and global business management.

“Novasep’s differentiation to win business will always be the quality of our services, the passion of our teams supported by high added value technologies. We want to become a leader in all our markets, more agile, more transparent and we are aiming for nothing less than excellence to serving our customers."


De Saint Guilhem Xavier 3 S Lection OK F Vrier 2017Xavier de Saint Guilhem

Chief Financial Officer

Xavier de Saint Guilhem joined Novasep in March 2017 as CFO and member of the executive committee.

Initially trained at ENSCP, MIT Massachusetts Institute of Technology) and INSEAD, Xavier joins Novasep following various     operational and financial positions held with Rhodia, Accenture, Crown Cork & Seal, Parfums Christian Dior, in Europe or Asia. His latest position was CFO for Peugeot Motocycles.

In addition to the financial management of the Novasep Group, Xavier's mission includes the implementation of the financial side of the developement strategy of the Group.  


Novasep Innovation Jean Blehaut

Jean Bléhaut

President of the Synthesis Business Unit

Jean holds masters in biochemical engineering from INSA (Lyon, France) and chemical engineering from ENSIC (Nancy, France). He is one of the founding members of Novasep.

He has held various positions within the group, including R&D, engineering, sales management, general management ofbusiness unit and marketing.

Jean’s core mission is to strengthen Novasep’s position as a top tier, customer focused contract manufacturing services provider for pharmaceutical and fine chemicals industries through strategic investments and further implementation of operational excellence programs.


Nadege Laborde BU IBNadège Laborde

President of the Industrial Biotech Business Unit

An engineer from Ecole Centrale Paris (France), Nadège joined Novasep in 2004 and became president of the Industrial Biotech BU in 2013.

Before her current position, Nadège Laborde had an extensive operational and multi-cultural experience
as  global engineering director at Novasep Industrial Biotech BU.

Her mission is to expand the service offering and to continue the growth of Novasep in the Food, Functional Ingredients and Fermentation products and Chemical commodities markets, including bio-based chemicals market.


Novasep Legal Pierre Louis MIKUS

Pierre-Louis Mikus

Chief Legal Officer

Pierre-Louis holds degrees in both Law and Management from the University of Montreal (LL.B), and a Master’s in Management from ESCP Europe. He is also a lawyer admitted to the Quebec Bar, as well as a member of the Paris Bar. Pierre-Louis joined Novasep in May 2015 as Chief Legal Officer.

He previously held top positions in the pharmaceutical industry, in particular as Vice President Legal – R&D and Technical Operations for a leading French biopharmaceutical group and, most recently, at a corporate law firm focusing on the life sciences sector.

Pierre-Louis’s mission is to manage Novasep’s legal risks and foster a shared culture of enterprise risk management bringing value to the Group and its stakeholders.


Novasep bertrand waymel HR

Bertrand Waymel

Human Resources Director

Bertrand holds a degree from the INSEEC Business School in Paris, having specialized in Human Resources Management. He joined Novasep in September 2012 and became Human Resources Director, Group, in May 2015.

Before his current position, Bertrand brought with him to Novasep a solid experience in Human Resources Management. Within Novasep, he previously held the role of HR Director for the Synthesis Business Unit, before additionally taking on HR responsibilities for the Corporate Team.

Bertrand’s core mission is to fully secure the positioning of HR functions at the heart of the Group’s strategic redeployment. His goal is also to make HR management into a differentiating quality for Novasep, allowing the Group to develop talents as well as attract new ones. Furthermore, Bertrand oversees communication and corporate marketing.

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