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Karine Costes, KEDGE graduate, appointed Purchasing Director of Metarom!

Karine Costes, who graduated from KEDGE in 1996, has recently been appointed Purchasing Director of the Metarom group, creator of natural flavours and customised caramels for over 70 years.

Karine Costes joined the group in 2015 to structure and professionalize the purchasing of Metarom, creator of natural flavors and custom caramels for over 70 years, managing a highly diversified purchasing portfolio.


Céline Hocquet, Director of Metarom France, reinforces her Management Committee: " I am delighted to welcome Karine Costes as Purchasing Director, whose know-how and rich experience are an asset to support our continued growth. This appointment allows us to achieve perfect parity within our Management Committee. This balance is essential to promote complementary profiles, collective intelligence and creativity in our exchanges.

A look back at his career

Karine Costes is a graduate of EPSCI (ESSEC Group) and MAI (Master in Industrial and International Purchasing Management) from KEDGE Business School.


She shares her experience of international purchasing acquired over 25 years within various large agri-food groups such as Danone and Unilever, in order to offer her clients continuity of supply, competitive prices and quality of raw materials.


" It is an honor for me to join the Metarom Management Committee, whose values, talents and expertise provide its customers with a high value-added service. The strengthening of the purchasing function is in line with this requirement for global quality and excellence " - Karine Costes.

About Metarom France

Subsidiary of METAROM Group (60 M€, 310 employees in 2022), Metarom France has been developing tailor-made aromatic solutions and caramels, close to its customers and consumers' tastes for 70 years. With 150 employees and a turnover of nearly 34 M€, the company delivers in France and in 40 other countries in addition to the international activity served by the 9 other subsidiaries of the group. -

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