|Louis Calvarin, who is currently based in Sénégal, has three decades experience with a focus on operational excellence and optimization in various process industries including basic chemicals, specialty chemicals and the fertilizer industry. In the latter he has been active in the full value chain, from mining exploration through phosphate rock procurement, ocean logistics and rock transformation into standard as well as specialty fertilizer products.
Dr. Calvarin has led technology development and engineering projects at Rhodia in France (now Solvay) before focusing on mineral processing business operations in several European countries. He then relocated to the United States to lead the manufacturing operations of the merging Rhodia and Albright & Wilson businesses. When the division was spun-off to private equity major Bain Capital as Innophos, he stayed on board to lead the company’s operations through a successful IPO, de-leveraging and then external growth into nutrition business lines.