05.10.2015

She joins the Executive Committee with a mission to support scale-up, industrialization and commercialization of DEINOVE technology

DEINOVE (Alternext Paris: ALDEI), a biotech company developing innovative processes for producing biofuels and bio-based chemicals by using Deinococcus bacteria as host strains, announced today that Marie Bézenger has joined the Executive Committee as Director of Operations. She will manage the downstream development of the fermentation processes and their scale-up to foster their commercialization.

Marie Bézenger spent over 20 years within the Chr. Hansen group, one of the world's leading producers of natural ingredients – natural colors, enzymes, probiotics, etc. - for food and health. She has held successively the positions of Head of the Dairy Cultures Department, Innovation Director of Dairy France in the Cultures & Enzymes Division, and also Major Accounts Technical Director. Before joining DEINOVE, she was Director of Operations at Fermentalg. Marie is a food sciences graduate (Polytech Montpellier) and holds a PhD in Biochemistry, Cell & Molecular Biology (University of Montpellier).

"Deinotechnologies have extremely varied applications in many industrial sectors. My mission aims to promote this potential among current and future partners by ensuring the transfer from our laboratory to their plants," says Marie Bézenger.

Emmanuel Petiot, CEO of DEINOVE, adds: "Marie brings strategic know-how to accelerate industrial and commercial dynamics. She will interface with our partners in the deployment of our technologies. We are very pleased to welcome her to our team."