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Yves Caprara, President of GreenWin

On 14 March 2012, the Board of Directors of GreenWin appointed Yves Caprara, CEO of Prayon Group, as President of GreenWin. Yves Caprara will succeed Jean-François Heris, CEO of AGC Glass Europe, who will take over as President of the Walloon Association of Enterprises (Union wallonne des Entreprises).

GreenWin aims to drive innovation in environmental technologies with a view to designing, manufacturing, implementing and recycling materials that will transform our industries and make our world more sustainable.

Created just two short years ago, GreenWin is a centre of excellence which has so far attracted more than 100 members. Of these, nearly 80 are companies, including a number of global leaders. Member companies account for 38% of employment and 18% of businesses in the relevant sectors. As GreenWin grows, it is launching many projects, some of which are especially promising.

Jean-François Héris made an energetic and decisive contribution to the establishment of GreenWin. To prepare for his future duties as president of the UWE, he felt the time had come to hand over the leadership of GreenWin to an industrial figure able to devote the necessary time and resources to it.

Actively involved in GreenWin since its launch, Yves Caprara (56) earned a degree in business from the Solvay Business School. He began his career at Ziegler before moving to Exxon Chemical, two companies at which he developed solid expertise in logistics, international business and finance. He joined Prayon in 1990 as the manager of the Group’s UK subsidiary, and was then selected to head up Europhos (a subsidiary created from the merger of the phosphate businesses of Rhône-Poulenc and Prayon), before being appointed CFO and then production manager. He has served as CEO since 2008.

Yves Caprara knows that GreenWin’s dynamic approach and the partnership developing around it is the key to business innovation and growth.

He is very enthusiastic about taking up this challenge because he is convinced that sharing experiences between large-scale enterprises, SMEs, universities, research centres and training centres – active across different sectors but all working to ensure that industrial processes focus on the environment –will ensure a bright new future for Wallonia, yielding added value and high-quality jobs.

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