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Patrick Chatenay has been involved with the sugar industry since 1985 when he joined Saint Louis Sucre, at that time the second-largest sugar producer in France, as Director for Economic Analysis. In 1990 he was appointed to Saint Louis’s Executive Board where he was in charge of strategic analysis, data processing and management accounting, and on which he served until he left the company in 2008.
As part of his responsibilities for Saint Louis he acted as Assistant Managing Director of Azucarera Ebro, the largest Spanish sugar producer, and as a board member of IANSA, the Chilean sugar producer and food processor.
From 2003 to 2008, Patrick researched investment opportunities in the Brazilian sugar/alcohol industry for the Südzucker Group, following its acquisition of Saint Louis Sucre in 2000.
He holds a Masters degree in econometrics and a B.A. in English from the University of Paris, a Diploma in Public Administration from the Political Science Institute of Paris and an MBA from Columbia University in New York.
Patrick has wide international experience. Although born in Geneva, Patrick lived for the first seven years of his life in New York City. Since then he has lived, studied or worked in places as far apart as Washington DC, Pittsburgh, Paris, Madrid, São Paulo and Port-Vila (Vanuatu).
In 2008, he founded ProSunergy, which provides strategic advice and implementation services for the world’s sugar, renewable energy and bio-fuel industries.