Leaders



Miguel Espada, President

– Serial entrepreneur with 25 years of experience

– Founder & CEO of slowlifecapital in 2020, single family office targeting sustainable investments with high environmental and social impact

– Founder & CEO of Propriétés & Co in 2004, developer of mixed-used projects & resorts, hotel investments, currently main investor of LUX * La Baraquette, Resort & Residences (250 keys, 200M€)

– Owner of the Seigneurie de Peyrat, vineyard in Pézenas

– Co-founder of Doyousoft in 2002 and Photobox in 1999

– Currently studying from 2020 to 2022 at Harvard Business School (OPM 58), graduate of ESCP Europe (MSP 1996) and Université Paris-Dauphine (MSG 1995)

 


Frédéric Privat, Construction Manager

– 22 years of experience in building construction

– Achievements in general contracting and construction design (7 years)

– Project management (12 years)

– Delegated project management (3 years)

– Realization of industrial buildings (Airbus, Pierre Fabre …)

– Construction of research and analysis laboratories (Hospices Civils de Lyon, Pierre Fabre)

– Realization of shopping centers (classic and high-end)

– Realization of public facilities (conservatory of Chambéry,…)

– Experience in renovations on occupied sites

– Graduated from Ecole Centrale de Paris in 1997 – general engineer with specialization in building.


Javier Perez, CFO

– More than 23 years of experience in Banking and 12 years in finance, accounting, control and business administration

– Back Office Manager and Risk Analyst in Banco di Roma Spa (1982-1986)

– Project Manager in charge of Implementation in Rural IT Services 1987-1990

– Organization Manager in Caja Rural Alicante – Ruralcaja (Banking) 1991-2005

– Private Consultant for SME & Startups (Grupo Pol Yanguas S.L. – Lunel Cosmetics S.L. – Sistemas Informaticos del Mediterraneo S.L. – BioAlgae S.L.

– Master Degree in Economics from the Complutense University of Madrid (1981)

 


Dr Cristian Gomis – Scientific Direction – Phd Marine Biology & Microalgae

– 35 years of experience in the study of microalgae

– 15 years of industrial experience in microalgae production

– Co-founder and scientific director of Planctonid, France & BioAlgae, Spain

– Co-founder and scientific director of Partisano Biotech, Algeria

– Co-founder and scientific director of Bio Fuel System, Portugal

– Former Associate Professor University of Alicante

– Former Biologist Researcher Institute of Ecology Litoral

– Ex-Biologist Consellería de Agricultura y Pesca of Spain

– Doctorate in Biology – University of Valencia, Spain


Denis Chrétien – Project Director – Industrial process

– 33 years of experience in project management

– 17 years of experience in the field of waste management

– The last 12 years in consultancy to improve the general management of several companies.

– Expertise in the construction of large-scale waste valorization sites

– Expertise in solid waste management, from waste-to-energy to anaerobic digestion projects

– Vast experience of the work with public markets and national/european institutions

– Skilled team manager that managed up to 150 collaborators

– Background in Control & Regulation and Industrial Automation Control (Ecole Nationale de Chimie Physique de Paris, respectively 1980 and 1982).



Jean-Michel Pommet –
PhD Biomass Valorization

– Over 20 years of experience in nutrition and health with a particular expertise in probiotics, microalgae and plant-based proteins

– Founder of BLU-EAT, a food tech Start-up involved in healthy beverages from plant origin

– Extensive experience in managing positions across several microalgae companies : Fermentalg, Algosource, Urban Algae

– Large and highly qualified professional network

– PhD in Parasitology, virology and molecular biology, University of Montpellier II