The Supervisory Board is composed of 15 growers representing Tereos’ 12,000 cooperative growers. The Supervisory Board appoints the Chief Executive Officer and approves the strategy and major financial decisions proposed by the Executive Board. As such, it sets the price of sugar beet and the amount of net income to be distributed.
François Leroux is the Chairman of Tereos’ Supervisory Board
François Leroux is a grower from Ploisy near Soissons, a town in which he is also Mayor. He farms 100 ha of sugar beet and 50 ha of potatoes for Tereos. In addition, he grows firm-fleshed potatoes, peas and beans commercially and onions for dehydration. The remainder of his fields are for wheat and barley which are destined for the brewery. As a trainee administrator at the Vic-sur-Aisne sugar factory in 1987, he was involved in the merger with the Origny cooperative and was appointed director of the SDA cooperative from its inception in 1990. He has been a member of the Tereos Board since 1993.