Sylvain Serra

Partner/Shareholder, Co-Founder & Geschäftsführer, AFL Executive Search

Karlsruhe, Germany


Professional experience for Sylvain Serra

  • Current , since Feb 2016

    Co-Founder & Geschäftsführer

    AFL Executive Search

    AFL Executive Search recruits people for strategic positions and spezializes in the field of Agribusiness, Food and Life Sciences worldwide. Our knowledge and comprehension broadly reaches across all aspects of these industries. AFL Executive Search matches the most qualified candidates to the key positions in those organizations that focus on a healthy world with enough quality food for everyone.

  • Current , since May 2010

    Founder & Managing Director / Geschäftsführer

    AQT International

    • You intend to expand your operations abroad, with a focus on Western Europe. • You are looking for qualified employees, customers, suppliers, distributors, agents or importers. • Together, we evaluate and define your specific needs and offer you more than 15 years of diverse management experience in industry and distribution in Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Netherlands, United Kingdom, Switzerland and USA.

  • 1 year and 3 months, Feb 2009 - Apr 2010

    Founder of / Gründer AQT International

    Project to develop my own business or take over a company

    Study of various projects of creation/take-over of companies: analysis, study and development of projects in various fields of activity, participation in several fairs and conferences, network relations, leading to the first contacts related to the creation and the launch of AQT International

  • 2 years, Jan 2007 - Dec 2008

    Managing Director Northern Europe / Geschäftsführer Nordeuropa

    Groupe Roullier

    Strategic development for the German, Belgian, Danish, Dutch and Swiss subsidiaries - 260 employees - Industrial, commercial, marketing, HR and financial activities.

  • 4 years, Jan 2003 - Dec 2006

    Managing Director Germany / Geschäftsführer Deutschland Timac GmbH

    Groupe Roullier

    Geschäftsführer - 140 employees - Agro-supplies, wide range of fertilizer, soil conditioner and livestock specialties. Large sales and marketing teams with a direct approach to farmers, and partnerships with cooperatives and private distributors.

  • 4 years and 2 months, Nov 1998 - Dec 2002

    Deputy Managing Director - France

    Groupe Roullier

    Distribution and sales of pet food in specialized markets (garden centers, pet shops, veterinaries, breeders...) through a company created together with Royal Canin. Market leader. Transformation and commercialization of cereal byproducts for the feed industry. Production of organic fertilizer.

  • 3 years and 7 months, Apr 1995 - Oct 1998

    Sales Director Northern Europe + Sales Manager France + Germany

    Groupe Roullier

    Sales of mineral raw materials to the feed industry

  • 1 year and 7 months, Sep 1993 - Mar 1995

    Area Sales Manager USA + UK

    Groupe Bolloré

    Customers: publishers, printers, merchants.

  • 2 years, Sep 1991 - Aug 1993

    Sales Manager UK

    Groupe Bolloré

    Sole company representative in the United Kingdom under the responsibility of the Global Sales Director who was based in France.

Educational background for Sylvain Serra

  • 2 years, Jan 2001 - Dec 2002

    Business School

    ESSEC Paris

  • 2 years and 10 months, Sep 1988 - Jun 1991

    Business School

    Sup de Co Marseille - Kedge Business School

    Major in International Business


  • French

    First language

  • German


  • English


  • Spanish


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