Yves Le Morvan
Deputy Chief Executive Officer
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SIMULTANEOUS FORUM: Integrating cooperative values into management practices
"I am participating in the International Summit of Cooperatives because…"
“... there's a universal dimension to cooperatives.”
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Yves Le Morvan, an influential figure in France's agricultural and agri-food industry, has a graduate degree (DEA) in Community Law and is the Deputy Chief Executive Officer of Coop de France, the unified representative of agricultural cooperatives that plays a key role in France's agricultural, agr... >>
Yves Le Morvan became Deputy CEO of Coop de France on January 17, 2012, after having served as CEO since February 22, 2007. He holds a graduate degree (DEA) in community law and began his career with the European Commission in Brussels (1982 to 1985).
Mr. Le Morvan then moved to Unigrains, a Paris-based financial institution specialized in the grain industry, where he analyzed and proposed project financing for businesses. He was also instrumental in promoting French grain internationally, creating and leading France Export Céréales from 1985 to 1998. In 1998, he joined FFCAT (French federation of agricultural collection, supply and processing cooperatives) and was appointed CEO in 2003.
Mr. Le Morvan is a Chevalier of France's Order of Agricultural Merit.
About Coop de France
Coop de France, a national business syndicate, is the unified representative of France's farming, agri-food and agri-industrial cooperatives. Coop de France is a political voice and policy advocate with French and European government bodies, the media and society. Its mission is to promote the cooperative business model by raising awareness about its economic impact.
Through its multidisciplinary services and regional network, Coop de France provides development assistance and support to cooperative businesses.
Coop de France calls on its legal, fiscal and social expertise to help enhance the competitiveness of the cooperative model and its businesses, with a focus on economic organization, employment and occupations, competition, and trade. The various sectors of Coop de France (grain, livestock and meat, animal nutrition, poultry farming, dehydration) defend the interests of cooperatives within their areas of specialization.
Key figures for 2011
- 2,900 cooperative businesses, unions and collective agricultural companies (SICA) in the farming, agri-food and agri-industrial sectors (including 2,500 cooperatives and unions)
- 13,400 agricultural equipment cooperatives
- 82.8 billion euros in revenue (cooperatives and their subsidiaries)
- 40% of France's agri-food industry
- 160,000 employees
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