Helping businesses turn waste into wealth by unleashing the potential of surplus products
We aim to find new uses for end-of-life products.
Our company’s main objective is to promote revalorization of food and non-food products, particularly by repurposing them to associations.
We also aim to engage more broadly in re-utilization, recycling, and upcycling dynamics, in collaboration with other industry actors.
Waste is a mine of raw materials of the 21st Century
We believe that the future lies in the collaborative economy and the optimum management of existing resources. That’s why the PHENIX team has created pioneering solutions of waste reduction – and why we want to fully integrate a new generation of stakeholders looking to create innovative solutions for as many people as possible.
Our motto is Lavoisier’s famous maxim: “Nothing is lost, nothing is created, everything is transformed”.
PHENIX is a democratic, social enterprise that’s proud of the social and environmental impact of its services and the meaning behind its activities.
A significant proportion of the value created by PHENIX is reinvested in the company in line with its founders’ values.
Our team is built on a set of shared values:
Sarah Lenoble – Country manager
Background: After graduating from her masters’degree in finance from ESSEC, Sarah started her career working in management consulting and finance. She then decided to switch to a more meaningful career and started working in microfinance, as an investment manager. Since then, she has been focusing on social businesses. In particular, she has helped an international NGO set up social enterprises in Africa and has now joined Phenix in order to launch their US entity.
Her role in the team: Sarah is the country manager for the United States. She is in charge of all daily activities in the US.
Jean Moreau – Co-founder of PHENIX France
Background: Having spent five years in the commercial banking sector, Jean decided to seek a more fulfilling career by putting his skills to use for a cause that’s dear to his heart. After co-founding his first start-up with Baptiste based on related activities, he decided to keep working in the same sector by creating an organization more in keeping with his values and state of mind. Jean has a masters’ degree in public affairs from ESSEC and Sciences-Po in Paris and also holds a law degree. He currently teaches finance at Sciences-Po and HEC.
His role in the team: Jean is the company’s president.
He is in charge of liaising with various partners in the ecosystem.
His background in commercial banking and his financial and legal expertise enable him to effortlessly manage the company’s administrative and financial affairs.
Baptiste Corval – Co-founder of PHENIX France
His background: After piloting a number of online projects (MyMajorCompany) and creating a men’s ready-to-wear brand, Baptiste decided to combine his creativity and expertise and contribute to a more meaningful entrepreneurial endeavor.
After a first foray into the world of start-ups, Baptiste once again linked up with Jean to develop a second company dedicated to the reduction of waste.
His role in the team: Baptiste is the company’s CEO.
His technical approach, affinity for innovation and natural rapport allow him to handle all tasks concerning the design of the application. He also acts as the company’s commercial director.