Gilles Lepoutre

What do you see as the most critical challenge for our industry, and what is our company’s role in meeting that?
“Our most critical challenge is adaptation and proximity to the customers. To address that, we need to be both proactive and reactive in terms of new technology, as well as promote the concept of global ideology at a regional level.” 

Gilles Lepoutre, Director of Production EMEA at HM.CLAUSE, supervises and manages all the agronomical production in the supply chain for EMEA vegetable seeds. He began his career 26 years ago as the Production Facilitator for new products at Tézier and was in charge of coordinating the production and trials.

For 7 years Gilles was a seed supplier for vegetable and fruits and later assumed the role of Vegetable Seed Production Manager at a home farm in Chile that merged Clause Chile and Semillas de Chile. Thereafter, Gilles was accountable for all home farms and developed new production home farms in both China and India as the World Home Farm Manager. Before obtaining his current position he served as Manager of Seed Supply and Home Farms in EMEA for 5 years. He is currently working on building a production home farm in Kenya as the Director of Production.

Rémi Bastien

Chief Executive Officer

Denis Balen

Deputy CEO

Marc Rottiers

Global Chief Financial Officer

Ghis Reusken

Vice President, Global Head of Supply Chain

Andres Trillo

Vice President, Global Head of Human Resources

Sébastien Benon

Vice President, Global Head of Sales

Gilles Gay, Ph.D.

Vice President, Global Head of Research and Development

Andreas Steiner

Regional Vice President, Americas and the Pacific (AMPA)

John Schoenecker

Director of Intellectual Property AMPA

Davis, CA

Maria Jose Lillo Astudillo

Agronomist/Research Station Manager

La Bohalle, France

11 years at HM.CLAUSE

Steven Leon

Production Manager

Velez-Malaga, Spain

3 ½ years at HM.CLAUSE

Gilles Lepoutre

Director of Production EMEA

Portes-lès-Valence, France

Ananda Rangappa

Plant Pathologist, R&B Station

Bangalore, India

2 ½ years at HM.CLAUSE

Maciej Bigda

General Manager HM.CLAUSE POLSKA

Warsaw, Poland

Craig France

Determinate Tomato Product Manager

Davis, California

8 years at HM.CLAUSE

Caroline Leterrier

Portfolio Lead: Cucurbits & Large Seed

Davis, CA