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Death of Philippe Tillous-Borde, figure of vegetable oil


Director General of the FOP, Philippe Tillous-Borde "will have left his mark on the French sector of oils and proteins", lamented the Avril group.

The agronomist and entrepreneur Philippe Tillous-Borde, a figure in the French oilseed and protein crop sector, died on Saturday at the age of 76, lamented Monday, December 19 the Avril group (formerly Sofiprotéol) which he had co-founded.

It is with immense sadness that the employees of Avril and the FOP (French Federation of Oilseed and Protein Crop Producers) learned of the death of Philippe Tillous-Borde, which occurred on Saturday December 17,

” the group said. in a press release, associating with his condolences "

all the professional managers and employees of the oils and proteins sector


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Co-founder of the group he led from 1983 to 2012 and general manager of the FOP, Philippe Tillous-Borde "

will have left his mark on the history of Avril and the French oils and proteins sector

", noted the group whose foundation he chaired - and first shareholder - until 2021. Under his leadership, Sofiprotéol took a particular interest in diester biofuel and became the leading producer of edible oils in France with the acquisition of Lesieur and Puget in the 2000s. The group, which will become Avril in 2015, has also developed in Romania, Morocco and Malaysia.

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A man of the long term, he has ardently contributed to the development of efficient and resilient agriculture both for oil producers and for the development of Africa.

A striking figure

, ”tweeted the Minister of Agriculture, Marc Fesneau.

Visually impaired, Philippe Tillous-Borde was also a director of the Voir & Entendre foundation.

Source: lefigaro

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