Johan DE SCHEPPER
Chief Innovation Officer & Member of the Executive Committee Royal
Johan De Schepper joined Agrifirm in 2013 as COO and later (2015) as CEO of the Nuscience group, active the production and global commercializing of in functional feed ingredients and nutritional specialties. Nuscience is a member of the Royal Agrifirm Group. Since 4 years, Johan is Chief Innovation Officer of the Royal Agrifirm Group. Dealing with “sustainalizing” present businesses worldwide as well as looking for new more disruptive models for our cooperative as the feed business is changing rapidly and protein transition is opening happening in our markets. Our group wants to be an active part of this protein transition in Europe. Before Agrifirm, Johan was active in recovery & restructuring of an international additives & aquaculture group on behalf of a consortium of banks. Prior to this, he worked 8 years in venture capital and 18 years in the international starch, sweeteners and proteins business, both on the commercial and group management level (Tate & Lyle/Amylum – now Tereos/Syral). Johan is married with Helga and has 2 sons, aged 20 and 26. Bram works at Procter & Gamble and Gertjan is studying Japanology at the Ghent University. Johan enjoys his family, modern architecture, traveling and … fine wines and dining (life’s too short).