A cross border network is a real advantage when one is looking to tap a global market. This is where newcomers and entrepreneurs established in HK can find a forum to share their experience and knowledge.
French Tech Top Executives
CEO & Chairman
Jean-Pascal Tricoire joined Schneider Electric in
1986. He was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer in 2006 and named
Chairman & CEO in April 2013. His career at Schneider Electric has
developed largely outside France in operational functions in Italy, China,
South Africa and USA. Moreover, Jean-Pascal is President of the France-China
Committee since 2009. Jean-Pascal holds a degree in Electronic Engineering and
Executive Chairman APAC
Luc-François Salvador, Executive Chairman of Capgemini
Asia Pacific and the Middle East, was previously Chairman of Sogeti Group, a
wholly-owned subsidiary of Capgemini Group and a leading provider of technology
and software testing, specializing in Application, Infrastructure and
Engineering Services. Luc-François Salvador, joined the Capgemini Group in January
1978, and has built his career within the Group since that day, constantly
evolving, taking on new challenges and roles, both on the technological and
sales side and in the key geographies of the Group.
President MMS Group & IoT APAC
Arnaud Julienne, 49 years old, is Senior
Director and Head of Microcontroller, Memory & Secure Microcontroller group,
for Asia Pacific at STMicroelectronics. He is also a decision maker in matters
related to Internet of Things and mobile payment. Arnaud joined ST in 1992 in Singapore and has developed
his career in several responsibilities across Asia and Europe. Arnaud holds a degree in Electrical
Orange Business Services,
General Manager Greater China
Eric Haïssaguerre is the General Manager of Greater China
for Orange Business Services, responsible for leading the expansion of Orange’s
digital transformation vision into key markets of China, Hong Kong and Taiwan.
Eric has more than 20 years of experience within Asia-Pacific in the areas of
ICT services for connectivity, unified communications, security, cloud,
workspace and IoT.
French Tech Entrepreneurs & Directors
Head Of Hong Kong Office
Cédric is Digital Marketing Specialist with a passion for retail
innovation and technology with a purpose, Cedric moved to Hong Kong in 2010. He
successfully bootstrapped Asia’s 1st online sales & marketing agency for
emerging fashion designers before launching the local Chapter of Silicon Valley
start-up incubator Founder Institute. He is currently Head of Hong Kong office
at 55, the data agency, helping brands & retailers increase marketing,
advertising and sales performance across channels through the agile collection,
exploration and activation of their data assets.
Mathias is the Chairman of the Board of Directors of
the holding company of 8 Securities. Prior to launching the company, Mathias
was the Managing Director of ETRADE's International business which spanned fourteen
geographies across Canada, Europe, the Middle East and Asia. Mathias was
directly responsible for launching ETRADE as one of the first online brokerages
in Hong Kong ten years ago. Prior to joining ETRADE, Mathias held leadership
roles for TIR Securities and Bank Paribas Capital Markets.
is the Co-Founder of Easyship, an award winning start-up that facilitates
eCommerce cross-border shipping through technology.
Prior to Easyship, he worked for
Rocket Internet, first in Egypt to lead the logistics and shipping team, and
then in Hong Kong to build the cross-border logistics department where he got
the idea of Easyship with his Co-founder Tommaso.
Karen Farzam has worked 6 years in Tokyo as JP Morgan
exotic equity derivatives trader. After moving to Hong Kong she set her sights
on the digital world. Software engineer, she worked for a IoT Startup before
co-founding W Hub. She is also immersed in the Tech Startup Scene as a Front
End Web Development instructor at General Assembly, a mentor for several
accelerator programs, organizer of Startup Weekend, lead mentor at Startup
Next, speaker at JS conference 2015 in Singapore and cofounder of women who
code HK. Karen has a double degree engineering diploma (France EPF - Canada
ETS) and Master in Finance International from HEC Paris.
Engineer and Entrepreneur, Benjamin has been working
at Linkbynet France for more than 10 years. After being Project Manager,
Pre-Sales and Manager, Benjamin began the Business Development 3 years ago.
This experience has led him to develop Linkbynet ASIA (50 people – 3 locations
: Hong Kong / Ho Chi Minh / Singapore) on the APAC market. LINKBYNET is
positioned as an expert in Managed Services (outsourced management of IT
production systems) operating 24/7 in Datacenter and Cloud Computing (private
& public). LINKBYNET was the first company in France to launch a Cloud
Computing Service Offer.
Co-founder & CEO
Aurélien is co-founder and CEO of Gatecoin where he is responsible for the firm’s management, strategy and investor relations. Aurélien is also a founding member of the Bitcoin Association of Hong Kong, a lobby group that aims to work with the Hong Kong government to design appropriate regulation for cryptocurrency and other blockchain technology. Aurélien also dedicates time to work on CoinCharities.org, a platform to facilitate donations for charities and non-profit organizations around the world using cryptocurrencies. He began his career as an investment banker, working on M&A and financial deals for major global CIBs in Europe and Hong Kong, including BNP Paribas, JP Morgan, Société Générale and Crédit Agricole.
Florence Coirier Giraudon,
Florence is the founder of Buymedesign, a new generation of agent for every future star designer in Asia.
Buymedesign has built partnerships with the top Asian Designer weeks and specialized media with a unique offer mix to promote and sell lifestyle products. Their unique online services and offline trade-event connects designers, brands, media and buyers, offering a unique one stop wholesale sourcing solution for buyers.
Founder & CEO
With 20 years of international experience, Stanislas
launched his first start-up in 1999 and worked for venture capital and IT consulting
firms in the US, Latin America, India and Northern Europe. Passionate by innovation, he is a serial entrepreneur.
Stanislas is the founder and CEO of PALO IT, a
software development and innovation consultancy created in 2009. Located
in France, Hong Kong, Singapore and
Mexico, PALO IT gathers 200 passionate people from +20 nationalities, driven by
Open Source and Agile values.
Frederick Saurat is a serial tech entrepreneur who brings 15 years of Internet business development expertise. Frederick has developed Tech companies in Europe and Asia. Based in HK since 2009 he has accumulated a large experience about the Eastern Tech Startups ecosystem and the relation entrepreneurs - Investors. Frederick is now sharing his experience on both sides of the table with his new venture 'Terminal' which provides a fundraising marketplace based on intelligence technologies.
CoFounder & CSO
Raphael is the co-founder and
chief sales officer of HotelQuickly, Asia's leading last-minute hotel booking
app, where he looks after sales and hotel relationship globally. Before that,
he worked for Rocket Internet as managing director of foodpanda Vietnam and
DropGifts Singapore. As serial entrepreneur, he previously founded the
online graphic design outsourcing company Corporate Edesign, as well as CGHK
Export, a China-focused trading company. He graduated from the University of
Toronto with a Bachelor of Commerce, and exchanged to the University of Hong
Kong and Shanghai Jiaotong University. Raphael was born and raised in Paris,
but lived in Toronto, Shanghai, Singapore, Ho Chi Minh City and Hong Kong,
which is also the reason why he speaks 6 languages.
Maltem Consulting Group,
Director Hong Kong
Edouard Chon is the Director of Maltem Consulting Group in Hong Kong. Maltem is specialised in IT, Innovation and Transformation within Bank, Finance and insurance institutions.
With 10+ years of international experience, Edouard is living in Asia since 2011. He is today one of the key actor in Technology and Digital transformation in Hong Kong. Edouard’s objectives are to define and to build Maltem’s business strategy, driven by the matching of his clients evolving expectations with Maltem’s expertise and tailored solutions. These are enabling Maltem’s dynamic growth in Hong Kong.
Prior to his career with Maltem he worked in Belgium within an International Management Consulting firm specialised in Strategy and Innovation.
French Tech Experts & Mentors
Associate Director - Digital+Innovation
Yannick is currently leading the Digital+Innovation practice of the Management Consulting KPMG arm helping corporate clients solving business pain points through agile and quick testing of new technology with selected startups.
He has over 15 years of experience delivering Data & Analytics and Innovative Tech solutions across sectors and is based since 2010 in HK.
Yannick has led the delivery of multiple corporate innovation programmes for KPMG on Insurtech, Fintech, HealthTech, SmartCity & IoT and is regularly invited as Keynote speaker on those topics in tech events. He is also a mentor and board advisor of multiple tech start-ups as well as a facilitator of the KPMG Insights Centre for Innovation and Data Analytics workshops.
Maltem Consulting, principal Consultant
E-learn2grow, Founder & CEO
David is Founder and CEO of E-learn2grow, a startup helping you to learn from anywhere and at any time, because Individuals and Professionals must constantly upgrade their knowledge and skills to keep up with changing environment.
Strong of his 16+ years’ of international experience, of which 13+ years in the financial industry, David worked on various international organizational and IT projects across Europe and Asia and is Principal Consultant at Maltem Consulting Group, IT and Digital Consulting firm with 800 people in 5 countries.
David is Active in the FinTech, InsurTech and EdTech ecosystems. David is looking forward to continuing to create the bridge between People. He is keen to meet people and to lay down a stepping stone for future partnerships!