For the fifth year in a row Co-valent, the training fund for the chemicals, plastics and life sciences sectors, is supporting projects in the South. Co-valent is managed by the unions and by Essenscia as the employers’ federation. Entrepreneurs for Entrepreneurs acts on behalf of Essenscia, partly thanks to the intermediary role the former HR director Leo Scheers played. “A covalent bond is a firm bond between atoms”, he starts off enthusiastically. As former HR director at BASF and with his PhD in science, he should know.