Clement to lead Latin Am Ops for Codexis

Codexis, Inc. has appointed Achilles Antonio Clement as the new Director, Latin America. He will manage the newly-formed Codexis do Brasil Participacoes Ltda., with responsibility for managing Codexis’ expanding role in Latin America. Clement will report to David Anton, Ph.D., Chief Technology Officer and SVP, Process Development and Manufacturing. This announcement comes after the signing last month of a joint development agreement between Codexis and Raizen Energia S.A, Brazil’s biggest sugar and ethanol producer, to create an improved first generation ethanol process with enhanced performance economics. Clement joins the Codexis team after over 40 years in operations, sales and business development with DuPont in Latin America. His most recent position was as Vice President, Global Business Development and earlier, Vice President of Sales, for DuPont’s safety and environmental consulting division in Latin America. He also played an active role in developing new biofuels, including ethanol and butanol in the region. Clement also led sales, marketing and production for DuPont’s titanium dioxide business, serving the plastics, paint and paper industries, and maintained senior business development management positions in the company’s chemicals business. Before joining DuPont, he spent six years as a field manager in various sugar mills. He holds a degree in Agronomy from the School of Agronomy Luiz de Queiroz, Piracicaba, Brazil.

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