Vilmorin & Cie


Appointment of Franck BERGER as CEO, to replace Daniel JACQUEMOND, soon to retire

Since he is approaching the age limit laid down in the by-laws, Daniel JACQUEMOND, CEO of Vilmorin & Cie, will be retiring at the end of 2021.

Daniel JACQUEMOND joined the Group more than 35 years ago and has been CEO of Vilmorin & Cie since the end of 2017. He has contributed to the definition and deployment of the Group’s development and innovation strategy. In this capacity, he participated in the achievement and consolidation of world leadership in Vegetable Seeds, in the internationalization of Field Seeds, as well as in the transformation of the Garden Products activity, enabling Vilmorin & Cie to develop constantly and to progressively gain in strength to meet the challenges of tomorrow’s markets.

Bearing this retirement in mind, Franck BERGER was appointed CEO of Vilmorin & Cie at the Board Meeting held on October 13, 2021.

Franck BERGER had been CEO of the Vilmorin & Cie Vegetable Seeds division since 2016. He is a graduate of AgroParis Tech (France), and has more than 30 years of experience in Group’s main business activities. In particular, he has held several Management positions in the Vegetable Seeds division in France, in the United States and in Japan. He is Vice Chairman of the UFS, the French seed association for seed companies & plant breeders, having been Chairman from 2016 to 2019, and represents France on the Board of the ISF (International Seed Federation).

Franck BERGER will continue to ensure the deployment of Vilmorin & Cie’s development strategy.


Rémi BASTIEN has been appointed CEO of Vilmorin & Cie Vegetable Seeds division and will take up this position at the beginning of 2022, joining Vilmorin & Cie’s Executive Committee.

Rémi BASTIEN has been CEO of the Business Unit HM.CLAUSE (Vegetable Seeds) since 2017. Graduate of AgroParis Tech (France), he has almost 20 years of experience in the seeds sector, and has worked in France, Switzerland and Hungary. He joined Vilmorin & Cie in 2013 and was appointed the same year CEO of the Business Unit Limagrain Europe (Field Seeds).

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