Pierre Lipatoff, new Head of InVivo Trading
Pierre Lipatoff will join the InVivo Group on 8 June as CEO of InVivo Trading. As such, he will report directly to Thierry Blandinières.
Pierre Lipatoff will be responsible for the grain trading business activities in France and abroad, historically the activity of Union InVivo.
His objective will be to build an ever more competitive French wheat export chain led by the cooperatives. He will also be responsible for Grains Overseas, a subsidiary of the group, 60% owned by InVivo Grains and 20% respectively by the cooperatives Axéréal and NatUp. This structure is also part of an effort to promote the French cereal sector internationally, by offering French cooperatives the means to market common wheat and feed barley to third countries.
Pierre Lipatoff holds a degree in agricultural engineering from the Purpan engineering school (31) and has more than 25 years of experience in trading. He has spent almost his entire career so far with the Cargill Group, where he began in 1995, holding a wide range of positions, including management and executive management. Pierre Lipatoff had recently joined the BZ Group as Import-Export Director.
This career path has enabled Pierre Lipatoff to develop qualities which are essential to his new duties:
- an excellent understanding of the cooperative model and a modern approach to the role;
- a comprehensive and global vision of the levers making it possible to define a strategy in the field of trading and flows of raw materials;
- proven management experience, including trading floor management.
“We are very pleased to welcome Pierre Lipatoff to the InVivo Group. We are convinced that he has all the assets required to lead the grains division and its teams, in order to develop an ever more competitive French cereal offer,” says Thierry Blandinières, InVivo’s CEO.