Oct 16, 2015
Lallemand Animal Nutrition appoints Christian Roques as Pet Business Development Manager
Oct 16, 2015
Lallemand Animal Nutrition is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Christian Roques as Pet Business Development Manager. His role will be to develop and promote a portfolio of microbial nutritional solutions for pet food. Roques brings 25 years of experience in the pet food business and expertise in probiotics.
At the crossroad between feed and food, pet nutrition faces many health and well-being issues such as: digestive comfort and health, natural defenses, oxidative stress, aging, etc. Decades of yeast and bacteria strains selection, development and applications in human and animal nutrition have proven that Lallemand’s approach and its specific microbial based solutions are safe, effective and can help answer these issues by: balancing the digestive microflora, improving resistance to stress, enhancing immune response or overall well-being, oxidative stress and more. All this in a holistic and natural way, in line with consumers’ expectations in this market.
Laurent Dussert, Category Manager for Lallemand Animal Nutrition, comments: “Based on our various successes in livestock animals and human nutrition, the presence of Lallemand in pet nutrition is a natural development for our company. Today, with the nomination of Christian as Pet Business Development Manager, we gain the expertise and market knowledge to bring our solutions to the pet food industry and we are very excited by the prospect offered by our unique solutions for man’s best friends!”.
Christian Roques is graduated in Agronomic Science for AgroParisTech in France and has a significant experience in the pet food business, having worked with Lesaffre, where he coordinated the start of the Feed Additives activities with development of probiotics and enzymes, Mars Petcare, Virbac Nutrition, Provimi Petfood, and Akiolis Group. He has fulfilled different functions in nutrition, formulation, R&D, purchasing, production, quality and sales.