As Bcomp navigates through a pivotal phase of rapid scaling and growth, the company is excited to welcome Laurence Noël to its board of directors. Laurence is a distinguished leader and impressive personality with a remarkable 28-year career in the automotive sector. With this addition to its board, Bcomp substantially increases its industry and sustainability expertise and strengthens the company’s governance framework and commitment to diversity.
Profound industry knowledge fuelling strategic growth
Laurence Noël is a seasoned executive whose professional background spans notable tenures at Stellantis and the PSA Group before its merger with Fiat Chrysler. Her fields of expertise range from engineering and corporate planning to executive general management. Her latest major achievement includes the establishment of a Circular Economy business model at Stellantis.
A proponent of transformative leadership, Laurence advocates for empowering team members and fostering an environment conducive to individual growth and success. She serves on the non-executive Board of the Centrale Nantes engineering school and is a member of the Strategic Committee of Qinomic, a startup dedicated to vehicle upcycling.
In addition to her professional accomplishments, Laurence is an active participant in the International Women’s Forum (IWF), championing the vital role of women’s networks in providing support and advancing equality.
Enhancing governance and driving innovation
Welcoming a new board director, Bcomp establishes a clear distinction between the board and the executive team. CEO Christian Fischer ceded his board seat and will now join board meetings as a guest. Laurence’s independent, innovative way of thinking, coupled with her extensive industry knowledge, will enhance strategic discussions and make a significant contribution to Bcomp’s sustainable growth.
“I am thrilled to be part of Bcomp’s Board. The company’s unique technology aligns with sustainability and the circular economy and has the potential to significantly reduce the carbon footprint and material usage in a diverse range of industries. Leveraging my experience in the automotive industry along with my extensive international network, I am excited to contribute to the company’s visionary growth and positive impact. I will work with this forward-thinking and diverse team to foster innovation across the organization,” said Laurence Noël.
Sustainability and diversity
Laurence’s deep understanding of business development, strategic partnerships, sustainability and circular economy, and her capacity to navigate the complexities of international business landscapes is invaluable to Bcomp’s mission to decarbonise the world with high-performance bio-based materials not only in sports, motorsports, and automotive but also in mass transit and beyond.
Laurence’s appointment shows that Bcomp is dedicated to furthering diversity, boosting innovation and enhancing decision-making in a rapidly evolving industry.
Looking forward with optimism and expertise to Bcomp’s scale-up journey
The appointment of Laurence is the start of an exciting new chapter for Bcomp. Her unique insights and team spirit will undoubtedly support Bcomp’s purpose, ensuring that the company remains at the forefront of innovation for bio-based materials.
Christian Fischer, CEO of Bcomp, commented: “We are all very excited to have Laurence join us as a highly experienced new board member to help us continue our growth. Laurence and the rest of the team share the same values and we are driven by the same motivation: to decarbonise various industries with our bio-based material solutions.”
Christian Jaag, Bcomp’s Chairman, added: “I am delighted to welcome Laurence to Bcomp’s Board of Directors. With her great personality and her critical automotive and sustainability expertise, she will strengthen our governance and be a highly valuable addition to our team on the Board.“
The team expresses its thanks to Christian Fischer for his invaluable contribution as a founding board member. Christian will continue serving as CEO and Christian Jaag will remain in his role as Chairman of the Board alongside Bart ten Brink, Marcus Behrendt and Tobias Duschl.
For more details on the current board members, please visit: https://www.bcomp.ch/news/new-board-of-directors/