Toulouse (France), February 16, 2022
Agronutris, the first French biotechnology company specialized in rearing and transforming insects for feed and food, announces the appointment of Christopher Haacke to the newly created position of Director of Business Development. An international marketing, sales and management professional, Chris Haacke brings to Agronutris 25 years of experience in the development of responsible aquaculture to accelerate the company’s growth in its two target sectors: Aquaculture and pet food.
Chris Haacke started his career in 1996 as European Sales Manager for Eurosea Ltd. (fresh and frozen seafood). In 2000, he took over as sales and marketing director for Pan Fish Scotland, during a period of strong growth. He joined MSD Animal Health (full range fish vaccines) in 2005 as Global Marketing Manager, during a period of rapid expansion where he managed the product portfolio and took responsibility for a series of major product launches in the aquaculture sector. Chris joined the animal nutrition sector in 2017, as Global Aquaculture Lead for Corbion Algae Ingredients. Responsible for global growth strategy, key account management and as leader of the sales and business development team, he was dedicated to the commercial development of a groundbreaking new technology to help develop sustainable aquaculture.
Chris Haacke is joining Agronutris today at a key moment in its development to support the Group’s transition from pilot scale to full industrial production, through the commercial deployment of the brand and its products worldwide. Franco-British, 47 years old, Chris holds an MBA from the University of Surrey and a joint honours degree in computer science and geography from Keele University.