Wehave been welcoming Maxime Magneron and Arnaud Depond in September. They agreed to provide some insights about themselves.
Maxime is an agronomic engineer and an expert on environmental consumer information. He has previously worked on the same topic for a large food retailer.
Arnaud joins us as an intern in engineering. He will help us on LCAs and environmental studies.
Crossed interview of Maxime and Arnaud :
Why did you choose Sayari?
M : I chose to join Sayari because I think that the project I will be working on will ultimately have a real impact on French food consumption. I also had the chance to work with Sayari in the past, thus, I already knew the seriousness and the good working atmosphere that prevails within the company.
A : At a time when our societies are increasingly depleting natural reserves and destroying their environment, I am convinced of the importance of participating in the construction of a more resilient world based on a circular economy. As the result, the support of companies in their eco-responsible transition seems essential to me to act in the right direction. Also, being very concerned by the issues of sustainable food and biodiversity, I naturally turned to Sayari.
What will you be working on?
M : I will be working on Sayari’s proposal for French consumer information and labelling on food products. This is a device that informs consumers about the environmental impacts of food products they purchase.
A : I iwill support to Sayari consultants in various missions; life cycle assessments, environmental data studies but also scientific watch. I also participate in the commercial development of Sayari during side missions.
What are the environmental issues that matter to you ?
M : The first issue is climate change because it is the most covered in our media. A second issue that also matters to me is the biodiversity loss because it is much less highlighted but still remains vital for humans.
A : I don’t believe there’s one issue that’s more of concern than the other. I think it’s systemic, interconnected, and interdependent. I believe that access to information through awareness raising is essential in order to make everyone aware of the precarious situation in which we find ourselves. This is one of Sayari’s main missions, which makes it a point of honour to give its clients direct access to science in order to improve their environmental footprint.
What are your favorite hobbies?
M : Sport (Basketball) and travelling (taking a minimum plane of course!)!
A : During my spare time, I am both cook, handyman and gardener, I truly appreciate doing manual work. My friends are also essential in my life, I love spending time with them. I practice several sports as well; horse riding, cross-training, cycling but also swimming or climbing.
Do you have a motto?
M : « You have to aim for the moon because at least if you fail, you’ll end up in the stars ».
A : I am thinking of a sentence that echoes my aspirations, that Confucius said, “Choose a job you love and you won’t have to work a day in your life.”
If you were an animal, you would be…
M : A mandrill.
A : A hawk.
If you were to go to a deserted island, what are the three things you would take with you?
M : A phone (unfortunately), a machete and a book.
A : A large bag of rice, a pot and a bag of seeds to grow (we don’t know how long the stay will last!).