The members of the
September 18th Jury

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The members of the
September 18th Jury

 
 
 
 
Nicolas Brunel
Director of Investments LVMH
Pierre-Emmanuel Saint-Esprit
Founder & CEO @HelloZack
Caroline Goulard
CEO & co-founder Dataveyes
François-Xavier Leclerc
Head of the Finance and Economic Development Division Economic Expansion Directorate
André Saint-Mleux
Business Angel & State Executive Director RMC sport & Monaco Telecom
Natacha Quester-Séméon
CEO & co-founder youARhere 
Frédéric Genta (by video-conference)
Industry Head Retail
Thierry Crovetto
National Advisor
 

Nicolas Brunel

Director of Investments LVMH

Nicolas Brunel is an Investment Director at Groupe Arnault & LVMH.

Nicolas joined LVMH/Groupe Arnault in 2002 and is responsible for identifying, executing and monitoring private investments across various industries including numerous early and late stage technology investments in Europe, Israel and the US. Nicolas is a Director of Monaco Telecom.

Pierre-Emmanuel Saint-Esprit

Founder & CEO @HelloZack

Pierre-Emmanuel graduated from ESSEC Business School where he cofounded one of the first French academic program in big data sponsored by Accenture. Then, he left for California and graduated from UC Berkeley where he cofounded the startup HelloZack with two engineers. The purpose of HelloZack is to simplify the way customers can sell second-hand Apple products online. Pierre-Emmanuel has worked in parallel on the topic of the synergies between corporates, start-ups and schools which allow them to innovate better together. In this perspective, he is associated with the Schoolab, an innovation studio based in Paris. He is also part of the reverse mentoring program from LinkedIn, which aims at helping CAC-40 CEO to use social media more efficiently to create links within their companies.

Caroline Goulard

CEO & co-founder Dataveyes

Ever since the completion of her studies, Caroline has been nurturing a passion for how information can be expressed, shared and understood. In 2010, sensing that the rich data era will transform the way we work, learn and communicate, she co-founded Dataveyes, a studio specialized in Human-Data interactions.Within Dataveyes, she translates data into interactive experiences, in order to reveal new insightful stories, accompany new uses and understand our environment shaped by data and algorithms.

François-Xavier Leclerc

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.

André Saint-Mleux

Business Angel & State Executive Director RMC sport & 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

Natacha Quester-Séméon

CEO & co-founder youARhere 

Natacha Quester-Séméon, entrepreneur, co-founder and CEO of the innovative agency youARhere, journalist and digital coach, co-founder of Girl Power 3.0, the club of innovative and creative women entrepreneurs since 2006, spokeswoman for the #JamaisSansElles movement, for 12 years now a woman of influence on the cutting-edge of the digital revolution (blogs, mobile video, social networks).

Frédéric Genta (by video-conference)

Industry Head Retail

Frederic Genta is currently Industry Head at Google France helping retail clients at France and Europe level to achieve their digital transformation and grow in a digital world.
This summer, Frederic is spending 3 months in California at Google Headquarters to work with American clients and develop new solutions for Retail in France.
Previously Frédéric worked at Amazon where he was leading the sports business and Orange where he held senior roles in strategy and marketing both in France and in the UK.

Frédéric graduated from ESCP Europe with a Master in Management and holds a Master in Business Administration from Harvard Business School.
He is a lecturer in strategy at ESCP Europe and a board member at Firmfunding (Fintech), the Mobile marketing association, Harvard Business School club of France and the scientific board of Big data master at ESCP Europe.

Frédéric is both a Swiss and Monaco citizen.

Thierry Crovetto

National Advisor

With a Master’s degree in Financial Engineering, Mr. Thierry CROVETTO has been working in the financial sector for over 20 years, and more specifically in asset management. He also created his own management company, TC Stratégie Financière, in 2016.

At the same time, he also teaches Finance at IUM (International University of Monaco), and is involved in politics (National Advisor since 2013 and Chair of the Legislation Commission since 2016), while trying, in particular, to contribute to the economic development of the Principality. For several years, he has stood beside of the JCE (Youth Economic Chamber) for its various events and in particular the Startup Week-end and the business creation competition. In 2013, he declared that Monaco was not "startup friendly“, and called for the creation of a business nursery. This is now come to fruition and he is extremely honored to be one of the members of the MonacoTech jury!