Our team

Discovered our Apinov team

From the left to the right : Élise Poisson, Loélia Hilaire, Myriam Laurie,
Gabrielle Almecija, Benjamin Poirot, Précillia Cochard and Robin Azemar 

Benjamin Poirot, Phd

Co-Director, Founding Partner, Member of the Company Experts in the field of Justice, Benjamin POIROT, son and grand-son of beekeepers, has a Master of Science obtained at the University of Compiègne, France, and a doctorate in Biochemistry/Biotechnology from the University of La Rochelle. He mainly acts as an expert and trainer in genetic selection and insemination.

Myriam Laurie

Co-Director, Founding Partner, Human Resources, Administration and Financial Manager Member of the International Honey Commission, Myriam LAURIE has a food-engineering degree from the ENSBANA of Lyon, France, with a specialization sensory analysis. She is responsible for the administrative an financial management of the company. Her role is also to manage APINOV team and supervise the different steps of projects development, from technical studies to final report writing. Finally she is in charge of the validation of products and recipes, setting up sensory analysis tests

Elise Poisson

Head of communication, Training courses manager, Élise Poisson has a Bachelor’s degree in global communication and webmarketing, from the University of La Rochelle, France. She is more particularly specialized in the digital communication. Since 2016, her mission is to develop the web communication and the notoriety of the firm. She is also in charge of the development and the control of the company awareness (website, press releases, newsletters, community management, artwork etc.). Finally, as coordinator of beekeeping training, she manages the registrations, reception and trainee files. Due to her specialty of communicating, Élise is also a trainer and accompanies beekeepers in their sales strategy.

Loélia Hilaire

Apprentice, Training Assistant, Loélia Hilaire is enrolled in a BTS Management of SMEs in work-study program and joined the Apinov team in October 2020. She is available from Monday to Wednesday to inquire about your training file and to help you organize your visit.

Robin Azémar, Phd

Process engineering PhD, Project manager, Robin Azémar has a PhD of Science in process engineering, obtained from the ONIRIS School of Nantes, France. Robin Azémar joined the team in September 2011 as a PhD student. His mission was to develop and optimize an industrial pilot enabling to obtain liquid honey from any raw honey and to keep it durably under this liquid form (24 months at least). He is now in charge of apiary management and participates to technical and scientific studies within the company.

Gabrielle Almecija, Phd

Gabrielle ALMECIJA is a doctor in Bilogy of Organisms and holder Master’s Degree in Earth Environmental Science and a Licence in Disturbed Ecosystem Ecology from the University of Aix-Marseille. She joined the team in 2018 and she carries out all studies and tests relating to bee health in the company. She is particularly in charge of the study on varroa mite resistance to acaricides. She also participates in the technical and scientific studies carried out by Apinov.

Précillia Cochard, Phd

Environmental studies officer, Précillia COCHARD is a doctor in behavioral ecology from the University Laval-Québec. She joined the team in 2019. She is a trainer in bee biology and ecotoxicology (impact of pollutants on bees and contamination of beekeeping matrices).