Avignon, 1st October 2013 - Thierry Bertrand Lambert, Naturex's CFO wins the 3rd 2013 Financial Management Award for the Provence region given by the French Association of Financial Executives (Association Nationale des Directeurs Financiers et de Contrôle De Gestion - DFCG ) at an evening event organised on 24 September 2013 at the Regards de Provence Museum in Marseilles.
Selected from among his peers of the region, Thierry Bertrand Lambert was distinguished by a jury of professionals from the field of finance for his project for centralising the accounting departments of Naturex Group.
This ambitious project completed in barely 16 months centralised the accounting departments of the Group's main European entities within a single Accounting-Finance division based at Naturex's headquarters in Avignon. This endeavour was accompanied by the harmonisation of the information systems to optimize coordination of the Group's accounting and financial management within this new functional architecture. Through these centralisation measures, Naturex was able to achieve increased efficiencies by pooling resources, optimising the expertise of each contributor while promoting the creation of additional expertise, notably in the areas of tax and internal audit.
"The Group's strong growth of the last three years combined with successive series of acquisitions has increased the number of our operations worldwide and particularly in Europe. In response, it was important to reorganize the Accounting-Finance pole for the European region around a centralised model by function in order to build momentum and harness the skills of all staff", commented Naturex's CFO, Thierry Bertrand Lambert. "I am proud in having obtained this award and wish to emphasize that this success reflects sustained efforts by all Group accounting and financial teams that will allow us to address future developments for Naturex with confidence."
Thierry Bertrand Lambert is a graduate of the EGC business school of Avignon, the University of Birmingham (United Kingdom) with an MBA from INSEAD. He began his career in 2001 with the PriceWaterhouseCoopers. Five years later he joined the London operations of the financial services company, CIT Group, before joining Naturex in May 2009 where he participated in the acquisition of the Ingredient Division of Natraceutical. In September 2009 he was appointed Corporate Finance Manager with responsibility in particular for financing, treasury, credit management and mergers and acquisitions. Since January 2013, he has served as Naturex's Chief Financial Officer.
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About the DFCG
The DFCG is the French national association of financial executives. Present in all regions of France, it counts 3,200 members operating in all economic sectors of the country. The DFCG includes companies of all sizes, from SMEs to large international groups. Reflecting the make-up of the French economic fabric, a significant proportion of large SMEs and mid-sized companies are represented by their chief financial officers or financial controllers.
DFCG Provence and its partners Arkéa, PriceWaterhouseCoopers, Michael Page and Cegid organised the 3rd financial management award to recognize a finance or management control executive of the region for the effectiveness of his or her management methods, innovative initiatives and the resulting performances thus made possible.
Naturex is the global leader in speciality plant-based natural ingredients. The Group is organised around three strategic markets (food & beverage, nutrition & health and personal care) and produces and markets speciality plant-based ingredients for the food, nutraceutical, pharmaceutical and cosmetic industries.
Naturex's head office is based in Avignon. The company employs more than 1,400 people with 8 sourcing offices located throughout the world and high-performance manufacturing operations across 15 sites in Europe, Morocco, the United States, Brazil, Australia and India. It also has a global commercial presence through a dedicated network of sales offices in more than 20 countries.
Naturex has been listed since October 1996 on NYSE Euronext in Paris, Segment B
Total number of shares comprising the share capital: 7,840,877
Naturex is a component of the CAC Small and Gaïa indexes.
Naturex is eligible for the "long only" Deferred Settlement Service (SRD).
Naturex established a Sponsored Level 1 American Depositary Receipt (ADR) program in the United States. Under this facility, Naturex's ADRs are traded over-the-counter in the United States under the symbol NTUXY.
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