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Expert in Food & Beverage (Specializing: Leading Projects and Managing Partners)

Expert ID: 736618 France

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As she graduated from Arts et Métiers ParisTech and INSEAD, Chloé Expert has a 10-year experience in leading complex international projects for the food industry. Versatile, she managed commercial and technical projects to achieve a more sustainable consumption and production. She worked for Coca-Cola and PepsiCo before launching her own FoodTech startup to accelerate the transition to more sustainable habits in the workplace. She also support companies to embed CSR in workplace practices focused on well-being, health and the reduction of the environmental footprint. Passionate about sustainability, she also co-founded an international organization to engage individuals and companies around the Sustainable Development Goals.


Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 2017 Degree: Masters Subject: General Management Institution: INSEAD
Year: 2010 Degree: Msc Industrial Engineering Subject: Mechanical, Energy and Industrial Engineering Institution: Arts & Métiers ParisTech

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2019 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Founder & CEO Department: Responsibilities: Launched a beverage distribution startup combining health, well-being and reduction of the environmental footprint at work.
 Developed drink recipes with nutritionists
 Led the development of a smart drink dispenser with AI
 Tested the concept with 3000+ consumers during events and within companies
 Developed a consulting service to engage employees around health, well-being and environmental impact at work
 Built a network of Food & Sustainability experts, entrepreneurs, influencers, investors, academics and NGO
Years: 2019 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Co-founder Department: Responsibilities: Launched and scaled-up an organization tackling the Sustainable Development Goals
 Contributed to the design of the challenges
 Led the development of an App that enables individuals to easily adopt sustainable habits
 Scaled up a diverse team from 5 to 50 volunteers in 6 months across 17 countries
 Built strategic partnerships with the sustainability ecosystem
 Led a 360° communication plan to promote the challenges
 Contributed to build a community of 7000+ participants across 100 countries
 Created an educational program on the topic of sustainability (webinars, talks, workshops, events)
Years: 2018 to 2019 Employer: PepsiCo Title: Carve-out Manager Europe Department: Europe Sub-Saharan Africa Supply chain Responsibilities: Led a team of 8 directors and senior managers to accelerate transaction closing, minimize business disruptions and protect the value of a 100-employee juice plant (60m Liters/year)
 Accompanied negotiations, design of the project set up and project steering during implementation.
 Supervised a multidisciplinary team responsible for taxation, finance, supply chain, information technology, human resources, legal and social communications
 Established a governance structure that defined the transaction timeline, goals, roles and responsibilities to maintain deadlines and mitigate risks
 Led the implementation of optimized changes to operating model (people, processes and systems)
 Defined the Transitional Service Agreements requirements and service delivery model to mitigate stranded costs.
Years: 2018 to 2018 Employer: PepsiCo Title: Change & productivity manager Department: Europe Sub-Saharan Africa Supply chain Responsibilities: Managed a team of 4 FTE to deliver new product launches, value engineering and network optimization projects that improve the profitability (budget>10m€)
 Supervised a team responsible for the project management, cost card management, packaging development and master data
 Collaborated with the Global purchasing, R&D, Marketing, Logistics and Finance teams to deliver a portfolio of initiatives that is sufficient to fulfill the brand innovation strategy in consumer offer, business scale and profitability
 Led the manufacturing activities of a major sourcing network transformation (new factory with PepsiCo production lines)
 Elaborated the contingency plan process based on costs and network complexity to ensure a continued service to the customers
 Contributed to the P&L optimization as the owner of COGS and key contact for the packaging price validation with the Global purchasing team
Years: 2017 to 2015 Employer: Coca-Cola European Partners Title: Group Vendor & Franchisor manager Department: European Strategy & Planning division Responsibilities: Managed 29 co-packers (60m cases/year, 120m€/year) to secure the launch of new products in 8 countries and to reduce the time to market in the expected quality and costs
Ex: Launch of the Fïnley brand in France (15m units/year) and the coffee brand Chaqwa in Belgium (40tons/year)
 Managed the co-packers to increase the operational performance and customer service:
- Led the yearly contract reviews and negotiated the service level agreements that increased profitability by 15%
- Conducted quarterly performance reviews and workshops that generated performance optimization and business growth opportunities
 Supervised new product development projects in collaboration with the Purchasing, Commercialization, Marketing and Finance teams: assessed the project feasibility, profitability and secured the launch (~150 projects/year including 4 new brands launches)
 Sourced, maintained and optimized the co-packers landscape based on capacity, capability, cost, quality, service and CSR to meet the current and future needs
 Performed value analysis activities and process flow evaluation that streamlined co-packers information quality and reduced overall costs by 7%
 Implemented new KPIs and lean manufacturing tools that increased co-packers OTIF by 10%
Years: 2011 to 2015 Employer: Coca-Cola European Partners Title: Group Capital project manager Department: European Strategy & Planning division Responsibilities: Managed project teams to deliver technical projects from strategy to implementation across 17 sites within cost, schedule and performance criteria.
Ex : Construction of a waste water treatment plant, replacement of production line equipment, replacement of a refrigerant with high environmental impact in all Coca-Cola Enterprises premises
 Developed and led projects that increased line performance and energy savings (budget≤ 10m€):
- Managed budgeting and maintained P&L responsibility for the projects
- Arranged supplier agreements for engineering projects through preparing tenders, negotiating contracts and monitoring their performance
- Ensured legislation and technical standards were respected within projects to comply with the corporate strategy
- Collaborated with Purchasing, Commercialization, Marketing and Finance teams to support packaging development projects (change of bottle shape, new format, new pack type)
 Chaired the European Capital projects steering group meeting with Vice-Presidents Engineering&Technology, Operations and Supply Chain
 Supported Plant directors to build the 10-year investment plan

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Associations / Societies
“Grandes Ecoles au Féminin” board member, INSEAD representative
The mission of the "Grandes Ecoles au Féminin" association is to improve gender equality in the workforce by promoting the women’s access to leadership roles.

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