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The Jury

Discover the members of the 3rd Jury

Jury of April, 13th

 
 
 
 
 
Cyril Guenoun
Co-founder of Aglaé Ventures
Robin RIVATON
CEO & Founder - Real Estech
François-Xavier Le CLERC
Head of the Finance and Economic Development Division / Economic Expansion Directorate
Patricia Niego
Founder of Beaunies Invest & Member of femmes Business Angels
Aurélie Lavaud
Co-founder of BimBamJob
André Saint-Mleux
Business Angel & State Executive Director RMC & Monaco Telecom
Franck Julien
Conseiller National
Henriëtte van Niekerk
Global Head Dry Bulk Analysis, Clarksons
 

Cyril Guenoun

Co-founder of Aglaé Ventures

Cyril is a co-founder of Aglaé Ventures. He graduated from HEC in 2000 and was the founder and CEO of Veoprint, a leading online provider of printing solutions to French SMBs that was acquired by Fiducial in 2012.

From 2012 to 2016, he has been in charge of Veoprint’s integration and advised Fiducial in various matters. Cyril is particularly interested in Marketplaces, SaaS and Media business models. He has been an early stage investor in Education, Lifestyle, Design, Sport industry, and e-commerce solutions.

Robin RIVATON

CEO & Founder - Real Estech

Robin RIVATON worked at BCG Group before serving as advisor to the CEO of Aéroports de Paris. From 2016 to 2018, he served as CEO of the 100-person promotional agency in charge of attracting foreign

investors in the Paris Region. He is involved in the tech scene in France. He is the founder of Real Estech, the 1st innovation community in the real estate sector in Europe. He served at the investment board of several VC funds.

Devoted to public debate for many years, he serves on think-tank's scientific council and teaches at Sciences Po, a prominent university. Robin Rivaton maintains a regular media presence. Its main fields of study are social impacts of robotics / digital technologies, public regulation, labour and housing markets, socio-spatial inequalities, territorial competitiveness.

During the French right-wing primaries, he has been the economic advisor and spokesperson of Bruno Le Maire, current Minister of Economy and Finance. For the last two years, he has served as economic advisor to Valérie Pécresse, President of the Paris Region.

He has published Make Real Estate Great Again (2018), L'immobilier demain (Dunod 2017), Quand l'Etat tue la nation (Plon,2016), Aux actes dirigeants! (Fayard, 2016), La France est prête (Les Belles Lettres, 2014), Relancer notre industrie par les robots (Du Quesne, 2012).

François-Xavier Le CLERC

Head of the Finance and Economic Development Division / Economic Expansion Directorate

A graduate of the Institut d’Etudes Politiques (Institute of Political Studies) in Paris, and holder of a Master’s degree in Business Law, François-Xavier Le Clerc started his career as Representative to the Délégation à l’Aménagement du Territoire et à l’Action Régionale (DATAR = Delegation for territorial planning and regional action) from 1983 to 1991.

He then turned to the private sector, as the Commercial Director and manager of the industrial department of ATAUB Architecture – Ingénierie, (1991 – 1997), an SME specializing in particular in industrial and hotel/catering production projects.

He then joined SOFIREM, (the finance company of the Charbonnages de France group) where he was the Commercial Director from 1997 to 2003.

Involved in the creation of SAS SOFIREM-CONSEIL, intended to implement the diversification of the CdF group activities, he became the Development Director in 2000.

Within the Budget and Treasury Department of the Monaco government in 2003, he was responsible for implementing “corporate” funding, and also for the report on the Constitutional Contingency Fund.

With the Economic Expansion Directorate since October 2008, he was first responsible for setting up the “One-Stop Corporate Reception”, which has since become the “Welcome Office”.

Responsible for managing public mechanisms for funding innovation, he ensures the consistency and complementary nature of the Government’s various funding tools for corporate management, implemented by the “Finance and Economic Development Division”.

Executive Director of the Société d’Aide à la Création et au Développement d’Entreprises (SACDE = Business Creation and Development Assistance Company) and of MONACOTECH, he has also represented the Principality of Monaco within the Intergovernmental Initiative “EUREKA !” as the National Project Coordinator since 2005 and as the High Level Representative since 2012.

François-Xavier Le Clerc is the Auditor of the Centre des Hautes Etudes de l’Armement (Center for Higher Armament Studies) -34th session of the CHEAr (General Armament Delegation)- and a Commandant in the Reserves.

Patricia Niego

Founder of Beaunies Invest & Member of femmes Business Angels

Patricia started her career in marketing consulting and the development of sales forces with innovative companies like Gemplus (smart cards), Nokia or Sony.

Then, she embarked on the adventure of entrepreneurship by creating A.S.P company in the field of equipment and pool service.
5 years ago, she sold the company and since then she has been dedicated to assisting startup managers and their teams through her business coaching skills, expert on the operational issues of startups, the strengthening of leadership and the development of self-confidence.

Partner of investment funds: Starquest, Microcaps, FBA, LER, BA06, Réseau Entreprendre...

Aurélie Lavaud

Co-founder of BimBamJob

Aurélie holds an MSC in Entrepreneurship from HEC.

She has worked for a year at lelivrescolaire.fr as a digital and editorial project leader. She also spent one year in Malaysia in a humanitarian mission as a volunteer in a home for disadvantaged children – she was in charge of the administration of the children home.

In 2015, she started her social startup BimBamJob with Irène Soulages, a recruitment solution specialized in sectors with shortages that employs a population with digital difficulties. BimBamJob has today a real social impact and every day a candidate is placed with a permanent contract as housekeeper, homecare assistant or babysitters.

André Saint-Mleux

Business Angel & State Executive Director RMC & Monaco Telecom

Born in 1956, André Saint-Mleux holds a Master’s degree in Mathematics, a Master’s degree in Electronics and a Bachelor’s degree from the École Centrale des Arts et Manufactures (ECP = Central School of Arts and Manufacturing).
He was an insurance broker at Marsh in Canada from 1981 to 1989, then returned to France where he was responsible for mergers and acquisitions at the Standard Chartered Bank and then at Banque Vernes.
From 1997 to 2013, André Saint-Mleux was the CFO of PROSODIE, and more specifically in charge of finance and administration. He was also responsible for investor relations when PROSODIE was floated from 1998 to 2007. In 2006 he mounted and participated in the LBO to purchase the company from the founder with funds managed by APAX.
In 2011 Cap Gemini acquired PROSODIE.
Since May 2013, he has been a consultant, business-angel, company director and has contributed to the Central entrepreneur network by coaching start-ups and is a member of the school’s incubator jury.

André Saint-Mleux’s mandates:

Chair of ARTHAPOL SAS
• Executive Director of NEXTRADIOTV (Chair of the audit committee)
• Executive Director of AFI ESCA (member of the audit committee)
• State Executive Director of Monaco Telecom SAM
• Executive Director of Radio Monte Carlo SAM
• Executive Director of SIA SAM
• Executive Director of Groupe Burrus Courtage Suisse
• Executive Director of AFI ESCA Luxembourg
• Executive Director of AFI ESCA holding Courtage Luxembourg

From June 2013 to May 1, 2017, ARTHAPOL has invested in the following start-ups, representing a total investment of almost €1.2M:
Budget Insight, Itelios, SeFaireAider.com, BoblerLipp, Sharette, Jam, Birdly, NAU, Connected Cycle, ZACK, CityTaps

Franck Julien

Conseiller National

Franck JULIEN is currently a member of the National Council of Monaco and Chair of the Digital Development Committee. Alongside his parliamentary role, he is Chief Administrative Officer at 3X Engineering SAM.

Previously, he held the position of Project Director in the Internet of Things business at Gemalto.
At MCTEL SAM and prior to his acquisition by Gemalto, he held the position of Managing Director and was in charge of raising funds to enable the company to realize its strategy of international growth and R&D development.
He also held the position of General Manager of the Monaco Cable Television Company and Technical Director of Monaco Telecom.

Henriëtte van Niekerk

Global Head Dry Bulk Analysis, Clarksons

Dr Henriëtte van Niekerk is a London-based director and accomplished global head of Dry Bulk Freight Market Analysis at Clarksons Platou where she has been since April 2005.

 
Clarksons Platou, a FTSE 250 company, is a global leader of maritime brokerage and investment banking.

 
Henriëtte leads vital innovation in gathering and analysing dry bulk shipping market intelligence essential to such a diversified business and serves many multi-national clients around the world. Her experience is wide-ranging across the lifecycle of ships, from financing through to procurement, trading and demolition.

 
Prior to joining Clarksons, she consulted in maritime transport matters for the South African government. She also instituted and lead the Unit for Maritime Studies at the University of Stellenbosch in South Africa in collaboration with international universities to enhance student’s perspective and to explore synergies.

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