The Ethics Committee

The Ethics Committee guarantees the founding values of the Group .

The Group’s Ethics Committee is comprised of six independent members, devoid of any political and economical motives.


  • François Guillaume, President of the Ethics Committee

Former Minister of Agriculture; former President of the FNSEA; former member of Parliament (UMP) for Meurthe-et-Moselle; an ardent proponent of North-South dialogue and the promoter of the “Guillaume Plan” for food security in the Third World.

  • Bertrand de Lapresle

Army general (2S); former commander of the rapid response force and subsequently of the UNPROFOR; Former adviser to the EU’s senior representative for the former Yugoslavia, and joint author of the Dayton agreements.

  • Jean-François Picheral

Former senator (PS) for the Bouches-du-Rhône; former mayor of Aix-en-Provence; former member of several senatorial groups promoting Franco-African friendship; former member of the parliamentary assembly for La Francophonie.

  • Jacques Warin

Former French ambassador to the FAO, the Council of Europe and the European Court of Human Rights; Former member of the economic operations department of the MFA, expert assigned to the UN.

  • Michel-Jean Jacquot

Lawyer to the court; former president of the European Agricultural Guidance and Guarantee Fund  (EAGGF); former senior civil servant at the European Commission in Brussels; a member of the Academy of Agriculture.

  • Jerry Sainte Rose

Former Attorney General and former State Advisor.

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