Carbios appoints Raquel Lizarraga as Head of Investor Relations

Carbiosraquel-lizarraga (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.


CARBIOS is a green chemistry company whose innovations are designed to meet environmental and sustainable development issues faced by global industrial players. Since its creation in 2011, CARBIOS has developed two industrial bioprocesses dedicated to the biodegradation and the biorecycling of polymers. These innovations, which are a world first, optimize the performance and lifecycle of plastics and textiles by exploiting the properties of highly specific enzymes.

CARBIOS’ economic development model is based on the industrialization and commercialization of its products, enzymes, technologies, and bioprocesses via the concession of licenses, directly or via joint ventures to major industrial players in the sectors that can make use of the Company’s innovative technologies. For instance, CARBIOS created in September 2016 the joint-venture CARBIOLICE, in partnership with Limagrain Ingrédients and the SPI investment fund run by Bpifrance. This company, in which CARBIOS holds a controlling share, will market the first technology licensed by CARBIOS by producing an enzymatic additive making PLA-based plastics (films, bags, packaging) fully compostable in domestic conditions.

Since its creation, CARBIOS benefits from the financial support of the leading European venture capital firm Truffle Capital. CARBIOS was granted the label “Young Innovative Company” by Bpifrance (former OSEO) and is eligible for investments by private equity mutual funds (FCPIs).

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CARBIOS is eligible for the PEA-PME, a government program allowing French residents investing in SMEs to benefit from income tax rebates.

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