Death of Jacques Crahay, former boss of Cosucra and the Walloon Business Union, at the age of 67

Death of Jacques Crahay, former boss of Cosucra and the Walloon Business Union, at the age of 67
Death of Jacques Crahay, former boss of Cosucra and the Walloon Business Union, at the age of 67

Sad news for all the people who knew him. Jacques Crahay died on Sunday at CHwapi. The former boss of Cosucra and the Walloon Business Union was 67 years old. He had been hospitalized for more than a week in the intensive care unit of the Tournais hospital following a fall while cycling.

The sixty-year-old was a well-known face in Picardy Wallonia for having managed the Cosucra company for more than twenty years. The sugar factory founded in the middle of the 19th century has grown significantly. Under the “Crahay era”, it definitively abandoned sugar production to favor proteins derived from chicory and peas, but continued to develop to become one of the flagships of Picardy Wallonia.

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Jacques Crahay was also president of the Walloon Business Union from 2018 to 2021. His mandate was notably marked by positions focused on the environment. Recently retired, the former boss of Cosucra was involved in politics with the Ecolo party. He appeared in particular on the regional list of Greens in Walloon Brabant.

The announcement of his death arouses a wave of emotions, in Picardy Wallonia and elsewhere. This is the case of the entrepreneur and publisher Luc Pire, also an Ecolo candidate for the Europeans. “I have immense admiration for this great man, for his values, for his inspiring actions and his kindness. He was a pioneer and demonstrated, with his company Cosucra, that we could undertake business while respecting planetary limits and humans. He was always available, simple, clear and educational.”, writes Luc Pire as a tribute to Jacques Crahay.

Big guy” And “visionary”, these are the terms that often come up to evoke the former boss of Cosucra, who passed away on Sunday and who will leave behind an indelible mark…

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