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French insect farm hires new people to leadership position

Ÿnsect announces the hiring of three new leadership positions. In January 2021, Ÿnsect entered the food market, followed by external growth in March with the acquisition of the Dutch Agtech company Protifarm. 

Joining Ÿnsect's executive committee are Shankar Krishnamoorthy – EVP, Chief Strategy Officer, Tina Lawton – EVP, Chief Growth Officer, and Isabelle Toledano-Koutsouris – EVP, Chief Financial & Administrative Officer. Shankar, Tina, and Isabelle all come to Ÿnsect with professional experiences that will help Ÿnsect to extend its activity all over the world. The new executive committee, chaired by Elisabeth Fleuriot, also has two new representatives: Jean-Gabriel Levon, co-founder of Ynsect, for the "Impact" Department, and Nicolas Desombre for the "Digital" Department.

Shankar Krishnamoorthy has nearly four decades of proven track record as a global executive in the energy sector. Shankar led multiple business entities across the globe, rising to the position of a member of the Executive Committee of Engie SA.

Tina Lawton is an international business leader with more than 25 years of experience in life sciences and adjacent industries. Throughout her career, she has engaged a wide variety of stakeholders to achieve shared business objectives and achieve growth in both traditional, start-up, and digital environments. Mrs. Lawton was previously Global Head of Business Transformation at Syngenta, a $15 billion global producer of agrochemicals and seeds.

Ms. Isabelle Toledano-Koutsouris is a senior executive with over twenty years' international finance experience at top-tier investment banks. Isabelle has expertise in international capital markets, most recently having run the debt capital markets group, and later creating the private capital markets group at UBS in EMEA. 

"2021 has been a great year, and we have moved forward faster than expected, especially with the acquisition of Protifarm in the Netherlands. Today, Ÿnsect has three sites, including two in production, and has expectations to hire 500 new employees by 2023. With strong growth on the horizon, it was essential to strengthen our organization to better cope with our acceleration and growth." says Antoine Hubert, President and CEO of Ÿnsect.

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