The team and our partners

The YouMeal team consists of experts in nutrition, allergies, the environment, and communication to the end-consumer. We can also rely on the advice of our Advisory Board and a scientific committee.

The company is the offspring of a university project that began in 2010 and to which various scientists and consultants have contributed. It resulted in a spin-off of the Catholic University of Louvain (UCL). We still benefit from our privileged relationship with the following research centres:

We collaborate with various research centres and sector associations to stay at the cutting edge in the fields of nutritional valorisation, allergen characteristics, the FIC 1169 regulation, the methodology for analysing life cycles and the European product environmental footprint.

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Sophie Flagothier, CTO

Sophie is the founder of YouMeal. As a bioengineer, she specializes in environmental technology, more precisely in the characterization of environmental impacts. Starting with her thesis, she devoted herself to the topic of human nutrition and its impact on health and the environment. She developed the health/planet indicator. The first version of YouMeal that she designed and developed was created through the funding by Innoviris. Her work has been noticed and awarded with several distinctions.

Sophie Flagothier, CTO

Rémy Tasse, CEO

Rémy Tasse, CEO

Civil Engineer, PhD, 20 years of experience, has worked in several innovating SMEs, often IT oriented, and has been in technical and commercial management positions in international environments. He has cofounded two enterprises, one of which is still active in the field of renewable energy and he played a role in the first fundraisings.

Jacques Olivier Vandenhende, CSO

Holder of a degree in applied economical sciences (Université catholique de Louvain), Jacques-Olivier has worked more than 13 years for Sodexo as a marketing director, strategy director and commercial director. This experience has given him a comprehensive knowledge of the market of mass catering. Besides his experience in a large enterprise, he is also a professional entrepreneur, having cofounded two enterprises in the fields of financial services and catering.

Jacques Olivier Vandenhende, CSO

The Partners

B12 Consulting

B12 Consulting offers reliable and independent advisory and develops software , web and mobile applications. Basing their work on tomorrow ‘s technology and the application of the team’s experience, B12 solves even the most critical business problems for their clients.


The YouMeal project blossomed within the ecosystem of UCL. Close ties have been weaved with various centers :