Christian PÃ¨es, the former president of Euralis, passed away this Saturday, October 30 from the consequences of a long illness in the Ã ¢ â‚¬? 64 years old. He had chaired the cooperative for more than twenty years, from 2000 to 2021. His mandate was marked by the acquisition of Rougier in 2002, the creation of Lidea and the development of seeds internationally. In February 2021, he retired from Euralis, Christophe Congues having succeeded him as chairman of the group.
Christian PÃ¨es, grain maker in Athos-Aspis, was also president of Coop de France mÃ © rÃ © gin du grain and of Cogeca (General Confederation of Cooperatives of the European Union), which brings together more than 40,000 cooperatives.
He had other passions, those of rugby in particular since he was vice-president of the Association de la Section paloise. A tribute should be paid to him this Saturday at the Pau Section, at the start of the meeting in the context of the match against Stade FranÃ§ais.
Christophe Congues greeted a “committed” man, showing “a great curiosity, a will to understand and to confront his ideas with a great openness of mind. mind and listening to others. There was no demagogy but realism and always a discourse of truth, ”he concluded.