Different paths, one horizon
Windcoop was born from the desire to take concrete action on our current practices to make them evolve. The humans who make Windcoop today are therefore strongly turned towards the future and united around core values and commitments, allowing a short-term transition.
Three players committed to a more sustainable future
Chairman of Zéphyr & Borée
Nils is co-founder and Chairman of Zéphyr et Borée. Project leader since its creation in 2015, he is co-developing with his partners the first large-scale carbon-free ships with innovative wings.
Trained as a Marine officer, he worked as a lieutenant and mechanical
officer on different types of cargos : Ro-Ro transport, seismic prospecting and tankers.
Co-director of Arcadie and Chairman of Windcoop
Matthieu has been running the Arcadie family business with his brother and his wife since 2014. He is a driving force in the company’s management with the implementation of holacracy in 2017. Matthieu is involved in social and environmental initiatives for the ecological transition: Vice-Chairman of the Supervisory Board of the bank La Nef, member of the “Convention des Entreprises pour le Climat”.
Chairman of Enercoop
Julien is an expert in eco-citizen mobilization. Founder of several cooperatives in key sectors energy, mobility and communications(Enercoop, Mobicoop, Télécoop). He created the Licoornes ecosystem in 2018. This organization aims to enhance cooperative economic model in order to radically transform the economy by giving more power to citizens. It brings together 9 cooperative societies of collective interest responding to many daily needs and representing real social issues.
Two companies on the initiative of the cooperative
The pioneers of modern sailing cargo ships
Zéphyr & Borée is a maritime company specialising in building low-carbon ships and a pioneer in modern sail-powered maritime transport. The purpose of Zéphyr & Borée is to drive this essential transformation of the shipping industry, by designing commercial ships equipped with sails and which use alternatives to fossil-derived fuels. Designer in a joint venture with Jifmar Offshore Services of Canopée, the very first modern sailing cargo, Zéphyr & Borée brings together R&D experts, engineers, architects and experienced merchant navy officers. All convinced that the future of goods transport will go through zero carbon emission boats that respect the environment.
An importer of organic and ethical spices
Arcadie is a major player in France on spices and aromatic plants from organic farming. For more than 30 years, Arcadie’s will is to set up an economic activity without ever losing sight of man and nature respect. In order to control the entire chain from the production to the consumer, the company is committed to invest in low carbon transport. A transport where man and nature are once again at the center of concerns.
One team based in Lorient
After a doctoral thesis in biophysics applied to cancer, Louise has dedicated 5 years to business financing and supporting companies by allowing dozens of projects to emerge by being financed at WiSEED. In 2020, Louise trained as a sailor and embarked to sailing ship to transport goods. She joined Windcoop in 2021 to take over its management.
Driven by her convictions, Louise puts all her energy into the emergence of models for a greener future.
Alice de Cointet
Vice Chief executive director
After studying International Trade, Alice specialized in financial arrangements and project management in the Social and Solidarity Economy.
For 9 years, she participated in the development of many social and innovative initiatives serving citizens and their territory, and today decided to become fully involved in a single project, Windcoop. Coming from a family of sailors and convinced by the cooperative model, she has all the cards in hand to lead the Windcoop crew to their destination.
Communication and marketing hold no secrets for Capucine who, after a Master's degree in international events management, she worked for more than 10 years in niche markets in France and abroad. Aware of the environmental issues related to the transport of our consumption, Capucine is committed to offering creative and informative content for Windcoop.
Madagascar Sales Representative
Yves is a former merchant navy officer. He was head of Nosy-Bé, Madagascar, Fisheries for 18 years. A multi-entrepreneur on the island in the agri-food, industry and tourism sectors. Yves brings all his know-how to the development of Windcoop by being directly established in Madagascar.
Manon gains experience from a mission for the French Polar Institute Paul Emile Victor, and a year in work-study at NTN Transmission. She organize our shipping line between the south of France and Madagascar by ensuring the connection with the ports and our logistics partners. She is also in charge of setting up the container park. Manon is committed to Windcoop to give a meaning to her job and succeed in moving maritime transport at all levels.
Naval architect and marine engineer, Simon graduated from the SeaTech engineering school, he has more than 12 years of experience in research in experimental hydrodynamics (tests in hull basin and at sea). Simon is also specialized in wind propulsion systems applied to merchant ships. He brings his technical expertise to the design of our cargo.
After 9 years as a Merchant Marine officer on different types of ships, Arthur chose to work in marine renewable energies, he obtained in 2016 a Master's degree in Maritime Renewable Energy (ENSTA). Within Windcoop, Arthur will be in charge of operations and logistics.