Roquefort cheese CEO in fatal fall at head office


The director of the Roquefort Société caves has been victim of a fatal fall on Tuesday.

Christophe Hannebicque, 57 year old CEO of the business, replaced ex-boss Christian Gentil in June, leaving his job as commercial director at Lactalis, before arriving at the company’s headquarters in Roquefort-sur-Soulzon.

On Tuesday morning he had a fatal fall on the stairs at head office.  According to the prosecutor of Rodez, an accident is the probable cause of the fall.

Management did not wish to communicate about the tragic episode and will do so “in due course”.