Novus CEO receives prestigious Globalist Award

Francois Fraudeau recognized for efforts to advance international trade

Novus President and Chief Executive Officer Francois Fraudeau was recently recognized for his contributions to advance international trade in the St. Louis region. The recognition comes from the Boeing Institute of International Business in the John Cook School of Business at Saint Louis University.

The annual Hussmann International Business Awards Ceremony recognizes both professionals and student scholars who are active in international business and trade. The Globalist Award is given to "an individual who has distinguished himself through a commitment to international business development, demonstrated innovation and leadership in his profession, and contributed to or supported the Boeing Institute of International Business."

As an executive at Novus, Fraudeau's influence in the global agriculture economy has widespread and positive impact in achieving the company's vision: to help feed the world affordable, wholesome food and achieve a higher quality of life. With sales in over 100 countries and growing, Fraudeau encourages the organization to develop globally-relevant products and services, while maintaining attention to the minutest of local details.

"It is an honor and a pleasure to be given The Globalist Award by this admired academic institution," Fraudeau stated. "The Boeing Institute of International Business and the John Cook School of Business at Saint Louis University are developing a generation of leaders who will ensure success and prosperity in our globalized world."

In addition to Fraudeau's Award, undergraduate student Miranda Koors was selected for the Novus Global Business Scholarship. She was selected by a scholarship committee based on her academic, service, and professional achievements. Five additional students received similar scholarships from other sponsors. The ceremony took place on Oct. 12 in the Anheuser-Busch Auditorium at Saint Louis University.