The French manufacturer of natural cosmetic active ingredients, which until now was a limited company with a board of directors, has become a limited company with a management board and a supervisory board, effective January 1st, 2023.

Independence raised as a corporate value

For Jean Paufique, founder of Silab in 1984, the goal is to allow the company to maintain its independence, which considered the key factor of its success.

This independence gives Silab a large freedom of decision in terms of innovation and investments and places it as a strategic supplier to its main customers,” said the company in a statement.

Mr. Paufique has therefore decided to entrust the operational management of the company to the five members of the former management committee: Brigitte Closs-Gonthier, Jean-Philippe Cosson, Xavier Gaillard, Florence Giner-Meilhac and Dominique Muller. This team now constitutes Silab’s new management board, which is chaired by Mrs Brigitte Closs-Gonthier.

"For nearly 40 years, I have worked with my collaborators to build a solid company that is a reference in its market and a vector of strong values. It is now time to put in place a new organization, synonymous with stability and sustainability. I have full confidence in the management team that has worked alongside me for many years, and I am convinced that they will continue to foster the virtuous circle of our development,” said Jean Paufique.

Creation of a Supervisory Board

This change in governance also includes the creation of a Supervisory Board chaired by Mr. Paufique, with his wife, Josette Paufique, and his daughter, Anne Paufique, both vice-chairwomen.

Jean-Louis Nesti and Nathalie Tholoniat join them as independent members.

Silab is a 100% family-owned company. The members of the Paufique family remain fully committed to the project through the general meeting of shareholders.

I am very honored by the trust placed in me. What is essential for all of us is to guarantee continuity, whether in terms of strategic choices or shared values. We want all our stakeholders (clients, suppliers, employees, public authorities, etc.) to be assured of our desire to maintain Silab’s identity, and I am personally committed to infusing the same dynamic,” concluded Brigitte Closs-Gonthier.