Jean Claude Autrey elected as new Chair of the Board of Directors at Bonsucro

12th December 2019

Bonsucro is pleased to announce the election of Jean Claude Autrey as the new Chair of the Board of Directors.

In his new role Jean Claude will provide knowledge and leadership in fulfilling the vision and mission of the Board of Directors and Bonsucro. He will contribute to the Board achieving its legal and fiduciary obligations and share decision-making responsibility amongst the Board and actively follow up. Jean Claude will also act as an ambassador for Bonsucro, leveraging his own professional network advancing the global reach of Bonsucro.

Jean Claude will be championing the Board of Directors at Bonsucro with over 50 years’ experience working in the sugarcane industry. A graduate of University of London, Jean Claude holds MSc, PhD and DSc from the University of Exeter, UK. He spent 40 years at the Mauritius Sugar Industry Research Institute serving as Director for 11 years from 1996 to 2007. He has served the sugar industry in various capacities at national and international levels having been the Chairs of the Executive Committee and Council of the International Society of Sugar Cane Technologists (ISSCT), of the ACP Sugar Research Committee, of the ACP Scientific Advisory Group, the Board of Directors of the Mauritius Standards Bureau, the Société de Technologie Agricole et Sucrière de Maurice, the Royal Society of Art and Sciences of Mauritius amongst others. He has been the Coordinator of Science & Technology at Omnicane Ltd, which recently became the first Bonsucro Certified mill in Africa.  At present he is the General Secretary of ISSCT and the Chancellor of the University of Mauritius.

We welcome Jean Claude in his new role at Bonsucro. Bonsucro is set to have an important year 2020 whilst many businesses step up their efforts to meet sustainable sourcing commitments, while sugarcane producers around the world continue to improve their performance.

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