French Tech Ambassadors in HK

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

Jean-Pascal Tricoire

Jean-Pascal Tricoire,

Schneider Electric,

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 a MBA.

Luc Francois Salvador

Luc-François Salvador,


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.

Arnaud Julienne

Arnaud Julienne,

ST Microelectronics,

Vice 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 Engineering.


Eric Haïssaguerre,

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

Cedric Delzenne

Cédric Delzenne,

Fifty-Five Agency,

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 Helleu

Mathias Helleu, 

8 Securities, 


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.

Augustin Ceyrac

Augustin Ceyrac,



Augustin 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,

W Hub,


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.


Benjamin Detroye,

LinkByNet ASIA,


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.

Aurelien Menant

Aurélien Menant, 


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, 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.

Stanislas BOCQUET

Stanislas Bocquet,

Palo IT,

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,,

Founding Partner

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.


Raphael Cohen 


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.

Edouard Chon - Maltem

Edouard Chon 

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


Yannick Even, 


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.

David Daoud

David Daoud, 

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!



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