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ABG Pitch Contest 2021: the professional jury has been revealed

The Association Bernard Gregory professional pitch contest is back for its 2021 edition at the PhD Talent Career Fair. We are proud to announce the members of the professional jury...


  Christine BADARELLI

[Director of HR Development at Groupe BPCE]

[biography to come]


  Jean-Yves BERTHON

[President and CEO of Greentech ]

Dr. Jean-Yves BERTHON holds a PhD in plant biology, obtained at the University of Clermont-Ferrand in 1990. From 1990 to 1992, he worked as an R&D project manager for multinational companies. In 1992, he founded the company Greentech which he still manages as CEO.

Today, the Greentech group consists of 6 companies (Greentech, Greensea, Greencell, Greentech Brasil, Allmicroalgae et Solactis) and has commercial offices in the USA, Germany, Taiwan, and India.

Targeting major markets (cosmetics, health, human and animal nutrition, agronomy, and environment), Greentech's innovations represent high-performance natural solutions, at the cutting edge of research and based on sustainable channels founded on the protection of biodiversity and human links. Dr Berthon is a biotechnology expert, attached to the European Commission since 1999.


       [Managing Director at Linkinnov]

A graduate in public law and a ministerial executive, Céline Clausener has dedicated the first 15 years of her professional career to the implementation of public policies. As such, she worked for the Ministry of Higher Education, Research, and Innovation from 2010 to 2014 to manage the National Fund for the Promotion of Research resulting from the "Investissements d'Avenir" program and coordinated the creation of SATTs. In 2014, she became a Director of Public Affairs for SATT Erganeo and member of the SATT Network Board until spring 2020. Since 2020, Céline Clausener has become the Managing Director of Linkinnov.


[Director of Recruitment and Talent Development at L'Oréal Research & Innovation]

[biography to come]



[Executive Committee Member - Chief Development Officer at MedinCell]

He graduated from the École Normale Supérieure (Cachan, France) and then obtained a PhD in materials science/colloid and interface science from the University of Paris VI, as well as a "Habilitation à Diriger les Recherches" in chemistry from the University of Bordeaux I. He has more than 25 years of experience in R&D (chemistry and biopharmaceuticals), including several management positions at the global level in various biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies, such as Ipsen, Merck Serono and Ethypharm. He also co-founded Mainelab (France): a drug delivery company specialized in the development of solvent-free processes for protein delivery systems.