Gaïago

  • Agri-food / Animal Nutrition, FoodTech, Pharmaceutical / Biotech
  • Saint-Malo, Lille, Paris
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Francis studied literature before coming back to the family farm to assist his father. For 30 years, he explores technical itineraries adapted to each type of soil and he immerses himself in scientific works and innovative solutions developed abroad. It allows him to create a new approach and unique products to revitalize soils. With Samuel, he founds Gaïago to participate to the farmers' mission : to cultivate and transmit a healthy and fertile land.

Son of a farmer, Agricultural Engineer, Samuel made his first steps in the cooperative world in France. He then joined an innovative company in agriculture where he climbed the ladder to become head of the sales force (60 people). There, he developed an exceptional network of partners and individuals passionate about soil life. With Francis Bucaille, whom he meets during this experience, he decides to found Gaïago with the following vision: Man is alive when Soil is alive.

Charles is an engineer in Agriculture and a graduate of ESSEC Business School. He starts his career working for Danone abroad and later on switches to strategy consulting. During a mission for an agricultural cooperative, he goes back to his true roots. He chooses to work in the field of Biosolutions, first as a lobbyist and then as an executive in a multinational crop protection company. He joins Gaïago in 2019 to bring to market holistic, pragmatic and coherent solutions that take into account the complexity of nature and life.

From the family farm to a degree in Agricultural Engineering followed by a career upstream of the agricultural sector, Jean-Pierre has always been rooted in the agricultural world in France, Europe and the United States. Throughout his career, he has been working for the innovation that serves agriculture: plant protection, seeds, bio-control and biostimulants.

President of the UIPP from 2008 to 2012 - the Union of Plant Protection Industries - he focuses in particular on the topic of farmers' health. He then chairs the IBMA - the association of biocontrol industrialists - while becoming the director of Goëmar. With the evolution of the group, he takes for Arysta (UPL) the lead of Biosolutions internationally until 2016.

With his experience and with his knowledge of the sector after more than 35 years in agribusiness, Jean-Pierre joins Gaïago in 2019.

With a background in Agricultural Economics in the Czech Republic and more than 35 years of experience, the sector holds no secrets for Luboš. He spends three decades on the Boards of Directors of two major market leaders, Monsanto and later on Syngenta. There, he develops strategies and leads their implementation throughout Central, Southern and Eastern Europe in both the agrochemical and seeds businesses. Convinced that agriculture is at a turning point and that the question of soils has been on the sidelines of agronomy studies and practices, Luboš chooses to pursue his career by accompanying startups in the field of Biosolutions and Biocontrol. Luboš joins Gaïago in 2020 as Senior Advisor to the Executive Committee and as ad-interim Business Unit lead for Central and South-East Europe.

Olivier has always been fascinated by agriculture and is himself a farmer in the Garonne valley. He has been working in the sector of agricultural supplies for 28 years. He is an agricultural engineer and has experienced managing Sales Departments in several companies in the sector. Notably, he contributes to the success of the De Sangosse group, the French leader in biosolutions, where he is for 13 years Sales Manager for France and export and where he sits on the management committee. Drawing on this experience, he joins Gaïago in 2020 as sales director for France and international markets. Olivier is driven by the deep conviction that farmers must move towards more efficient and sustainable modes of production, combining productivity and respect for the environment.

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Presentation

Agriculture is undergoing a revolution, and Gaïago is in the lead.

Their ambition?
Becoming the independent leader in soil revitalization.

Gaïago develops comprehensive and innovative soil analyses and produces soil rebalancing products, bio-stimulants and biocontrol products.

Many farmers, researchers and technical centers have already approved the performance of the products and the company has significant traction in the distribution networks.

Launched in 2014 and with a solid technological platform, Gaïago is recruiting men and women who want to write the future of agriculture.

Gaïago is led by 5 partners from the biotechnology / Agtech industry, with successful scale-up experiences in the fields of Biosolutions.

What they are looking for

Gaïago is looking for men and women who want to make a difference. Entrepreneurs at heart, they wish to put their energy at the disposal of farmers to help them cultivate and transmit a healthy and fertile land.

Deeply interested in agronomy & agriculture, they are looking for various skills in sales, marketing, communication, development, HR, finance...

Respecting people, respecting facts and respecting the Earth : those are the compasses that guide the team's action and the values that Gaïago wishes to share with the candidates.

Good to know

Joining Gaiago is:

Being an entrepreneur : they aim high, try many things and surpass themselves.

Thinking global: they want to bring together the parts of a whole. Descartes, beware!

Being visionary: agriculture is transforming, they are part of this transformation with all the actors, in all humility, but keeping their eyes focused on the long-range stakes.

Work organisation: At Gaïago, flexibility and responsibility go hand in hand. Between the field, teleworking and the offices in Saint-Malo, everyone has the freedom to self-organize as long as it remains in a spirit of cooperation and performance!

Little extra: Picnic table in the garden, beautiful region, seaside, what else could you ask for?

Recruitment process :

#30 mn screening phone interview

#Personal interview with a team member, possibly a partner

#Validation interview with 2 of the associates

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