Christophe de Saint Louvent


The board of directors of bakery yeast and yeast extracts products supplier Lesaffre has appointed Christophe de Saint Louvent as chief executive officer of Lesaffre et Cie.

De Saint Louvent will be responsible for continuing Lesaffre’s medium and long-term development plans, leveraging the skills and experience of the existing teams. De Saint Louvent joined Lesaffre from CECA, a chemicals subsidiary of the Arkema group, which he is said to have transformed into a leader in its sector.

Daniel Harte


Belgian pastry products manufacturer Pidy has appointed Daniel Harte as national account manager. He joins the company from Taste Original Food Concepts and Puredrive Fine Foods, where he worked as a key account manager.

He will be responsible for managing the growth of retail accounts and building Pidy’s brand in this sector, where it already has an own-label presence. His brief is to increase Pidy’s impact in the multiples through the on-site bakery/patisserie counters, as well as the home baking sector.