Victoria Blackman joins her brother George at the helm of the biotech company to help drive its growth. Thirty years after its founding, the world leader in enzyme-based hygiene solutions is strengthening its management team to support continued growth and meet the demands of a market increasingly receptive to its technology.
Three years after George Blackman took over as CEO of Realzyme/Realco, his sister Victoria has joined the family business founded by their father Gordon. The new CFO arrives in a very special and exciting context. Indeed, nine months after the fire that devastated its production centre and in the midst of a health crisis, Realzyme/Realco is generating a higher turnover this year than in 2019!
“We are delighted to be able to support the CEO of a CFO who has always known the DNA of our company,” says Gordon Blackman, Chairman of the Board of Realzyme/Realco.
« Victoria’s expertise comes at a time when the market has never been so receptive to our solutions, which a large-scale study has just proved to be unprecedentedly effective in terms of extending the use-by dates of food products. »
After having worked at Bank Degroof and at Univercells, the Carolese specialist in low cost vaccine development, Victoria Blackman has joined the team, bringing a wide range of corporate finance skills: controlling, cash management, financial analysis and planning, fundraising and obtaining both private and public financing, nationally and internationally. “I am very excited to be joining the family business whose mission, values and close-knit team have always inspired me,” concludes Victoria Blackman. “I also look forward to contributing to Realzyme/Realco’s development and involvement in Walloon companies in transition.”