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Management team


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Michel Spagnol 023

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 Supervisory Board in March 2014.

Holding a PhD from Stanford University (USA), he has worked in Europe, UK, 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."


Xavier DE SAINT GUILHEM 001Xavier 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 Mo​​tocycles.

As part of  the Novasep Group Finance Direction, Xavier's mission is to define and implement the financial pillar that will support the Group's development strategy.


Nadege Laborde BU IBNadège Laborde

President of the Process Solutions Business Unit​

An engineer from Ecole Centrale Paris (France), Nadège ​​Laborde joined Novasep in 2004 and became president of the Industrial Biotech BU in 2013 and president of Process Solutions in 2018. Before these positions, Nadège had an extensive operational and multi-cultural experience as global engineering director at Novasep Industrial Biotech BU. 

Her mission is to continue the growth of Novasep in the Food and Feed markets and in the Healthcare markets respectively, in expanding the services and the development of new products and applications.



Jean Blehaut 003Jean Bléhaut

President of the Manufacturing Solutions Business Unit

Jean Bléhaut is a biochemical engineer from INSA (Lyon, France) and a chemical engineer 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, general management of business unit, marketing, strategic business development and innovation.

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


Bertrand Waymel 006

Bertrand Waymel

Human Resources & Communication Director

Bertrand Waymel holds a Master 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 built a strong experience in Human Resources Management in an international company with multi-sites.

Bertrand's core ​mission is to lead the company in people management to ensure commitment and performance. 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.


Pierre Louis MIKUS 002

Pierre-Louis Mikus ​

Chief Legal Officer​​

Pierre-Louis Mikus is a member of the Quebec Bar and holds degrees, in law from the University of Montreal, and in management from ESCP Europe. 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 compliance bringing value to the Group and its stakeholders.​



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