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Jean-Marc Bournigal
General Manager of the Wheat Producers Association (AGPB), France

Graduate of the National Veterinary School of Toulouse, General Inspector of the Veterinary Public Health, Jean-Marc Bournigal first worked within the General Directorate of Food of the Ministry of Agriculture. From 1995 to 1997, he joined the cabinet of the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food as a technical adviser. Head of the International Health Coordination Mission and then Agricultural Counsellor at the French Embassy in Italy, Jean-Marc Bournigal became the Delegate for European Agricultural Affairs at the Permanent Representation of France to the European Union in 2002, and in 2006 he was the Director General of Food and then the Director General of Agri-Food, Agricultural and Territorial Policies in 2009. From 2010 to 2012, he was the Director of the cabinet of Bruno Le Maire, then Minister of Agriculture, Food and Forestry. From 2012 to 2017, he was the Executive President of the National Institute for Research in Science and Technologies for the Environment and the Agriculture (IRSTEA). Since 2017, Jean-Marc Bournigal has been the General Manager of the Wheat Producers Association (AGPB) and Advisor to the UNIGRAINS President.


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