Carbios (NYSE Alternext in Paris: ALCRB), an innovative green chemistry company specializing in breakthrough technologies dedicated to the recovery of plastic waste and the production of bio-polymers, today announced that it has named Raquel Lizarraga to head the newly-created function of Investor Relations within the company. Ms. Lizarraga will report to Jean-Claude Lumaret, CEO of Carbios. Her prime objective will be to raise Carbios’ profile and impact with investors, the scientific community and the general public.
Raquel Lizarraga holds an MBA in Finance from the Yale School of Management, and an A.B. in Literature and Latin American Studies from Barnard College, Columbia University. She began her finance career in 1995 as a fixed income analyst before becoming a sell-side equity analyst at Robert Fleming Inc. (later acquired by Chase) and BBVA Securities, covering Latin American bank and beverage sector stocks. She joined PepsiCo in 2003 as a Director of Strategy and Competitive Analysis in the Latin American beverages group. In 2006, she was named Director of Investor Relations, playing a key role in all aspects of PepsiCo’s interface with its existing and potential institutional investors. Most recently, Raquel was Head of Investor Relations at Altamir, a listed private equity company based in Paris.