Frederic Van Gansberghe : Chief Executive Officer
Frederic Van Gansberghe is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Futerro and has served as CEO since 1992. With more than 30 years of experience in the world of lactic acid and PLA, he was one of the first to develop a business linked to PLA.
As well as being CEO of Futerro, he is also currently CEO of Galactic, Futerro’s parent company. Between 2011 and 2017, he was Chairman of the Board of Compagnie du Bois Sauvage SA an investment holding company, involved in the real estate, finance, chemical and food industries.
He received a master’s degree in Biotechnology from Louvain University and a master’s degree from ECAM in electromechanical engineering
Martin Van Gansberghe : Chief Technical Officer
Martin Van Gansberghe has been part of the Futerro project since its establishment in 1992. With a master’s degree in Electronic Engineering and a master’s degree in Robotics he has more than 30 years of experience in building technologies and industrials plant in the field of Lactic Acid, Lactide and Poly-Lactic Acid.
He built and, with his engineering teams, has developed all the industrial plants across the world for Galactic and Futerro in Europe, the USA and China. Martin is now the Chief Technology Officer at Futerro and the General Manager of B&F PLA, the second largest PLA plant in China.
Philippe Coszach : Chief Scientific Officer
Philippe Coszach is an engineer in industrial chemistry with nearly 30 years of experience in the development of processes and products from lactic acid, lactates, and PLA. Trained in Innovation Management, he holds several product and process patents and oversees intellectual property (IP) at Galactic and Futerro.
He is one of the initiators of the biotechnology and bioengineering processes used in the Galactic and Futerro production units. As head of R&D, he supervises product management and has participated as a coordinator in regional, national, and European research projects. A member of the corporate management committee, he is currently the R&D and process manager at Futerro.
Renaud Lambert : Chief Financial Officer
Renaud Lambert has been the Chief Financial Officer of Futerro and Galactic for 20 years. He has a long record of achievement in private industry in an international environment. A Bachelor of accounting and tax, he also has a postgraduate degree in business management and administration from the Solvay Business School.
Before joining Galactic Group and Futerro, Renaud served as Finance & Administration Director for several leading companies such as Yves Rocher (cosmetics) and MEURA (engineering/industrial projects).
Today, as corporate CFO, Renaud oversees the finance, business control, legal and IT domains at corporate and international level.
Lucy Broeyer : Chief Human Resources Officer
Lucy Broeyer has been the Chief Human Resources Officer at Futerro and Galactic since 1993. She has 30 years of experience in Human Resources, Training and Coaching.
Graduating first as a teacher of nursing, she completed several masters and training courses in the field of communication and management and is now managing overall recruitment at Galactic and Futerro.