Philippe LEROUX

General Manager, FONDATION AVRIL

Philippe Leroux has been recently appointed as General Manager of AVRIL Foundation.

Previously, over the last twenty years, Philippe Leroux has acquired solid experience of agri-food sectors in various companies in France and abroad.
He began his career in strategy consulting before joining in 1994 AGRO PLUS investment company for SMEs and ETI agribusiness.

Subsequently, he served as Industrial Director of COMPAGNIE DU BISCUIT (1996-1998), before joining as CEO, the company CHOCOLATS KLAUS (1999-2012), manufacturer of caramels and chocolate bars, which he developed export activities, particularly to Asia.
Within CHOCOLATS KLAUS, he has worked on the development and enhancement of a Peruvian Criollo cocoa chain, the rarest and most sought after of all the cocoa varieties.
In 2012, he founded the company EUROPEAN GOURMET FOOD, which produces and markets food from France under the brand « I KIDS » to the chinese market.

Philippe Leroux is an engineer and graduated from HEC MBA. He is married and has two children.