Supervisory Board

Philippe Germond, Board Member

Philippe Germond, Board Member

CEO of French PMU, Philippe Germond was formerly Chairman of the Management Board and CEO of Atos Origin, and previously President and COO of Alcatel, and member of the Executive Committee. Prior to that, he was Chairman and CEO of Cegetel, SFR, Vivendi Universal Net and Vivendi Telecom International Group. He also held various positions within Hewlett Packard, becoming notably Managing Director of HP Europe South and Member of the Executive Committee HP Europe.

 

Nicolas Celier, Board Member

Nicolas Celier, Board Member

Nicolas Celier joined Alven Capital as Partner in 2005. Prior to Alven Capital, he served as Investment Director for Crédit Lyonnais Private Equity, and was a member of Paribas’s Corporate Finance department, based successively in Paris and Hong Kong.

 

 

Pascal Daloz, Board Member

Pascal Daloz is Executive Vice President of Corporate Strategy & Market Development at Dassault Systèmes. He has over ten years of experience in strategy and previously worked for investment banking and consulting firms, including four years at Credit Suisse First Boston Technology Group, where he served as a senior technology analyst, and five years at Arthur D. Little, where he was a senior consultant and member of Arthur D. Little’s Technology Innovation Management team. He joined Dassault Systèmes in 2001 to develop the company’s presence in PLM markets as Research & Development Director in charge of business development, and was nominated Vice President of Strategy and Business Development in 2003.

 

Nicolas Herschtel, Board Member

Nicolas Herschtel is Investment Manager at Fonds Stratégique d’Investissement (FSI), the French Sovereign Fund, since 2010. Prior to FSI, he spent five years at Batipart, a family owned investment company, and got several experiences at different Investment Banks in London, Frankfurt and Paris.

 

 

 Krishna Visvanathan, Board Member

Krishna Visvanathan, Board Member

Krishna Visvanathan, a Partner at DFJ Esprit, has been a Venture Capital investor for over 10 years. He was previously a Partner in 3i’s Venture Capital team and was responsible for several successful investments including Ezurio Ltd, Ubinetics Ltd, Blue Lithium Inc, E2V plc, Fastnet Systems Ltd and BTN Ltd. He started his career at Ernst & Young before founding Optika Fibre Technologies, a polymer fibre and display technology start-up based in SE Asia.
He currently sits on the boards of Icera Inc, Netronome Systems Inc, Taptu Ltd, The Cloud Networks Ltd, Light Blue Optics Ltd and Cambridge Semiconductor Ltd.
He has a degree in Management Sciences from the University of Manchester Institute of Science & Technology and is a qualified Chartered Accountant.

 

Frédéric Wasson, Board Member

Frédéric Wasson is currently President France and COO Western & Southern Europe for GfK Consumer Choices. Before this position, he got since 1999 different positions of General Management in France and Emerging Markets within GfK Group. By the past Frédéric Wasson got Executive Management and Marketing positions in companies such as Pepsico Tricon, Lesieur William Saurin, Nestlé. In the early 90s Frédéric Wasson started the IRI Company in France to compete, through new set of data at this time, against the Nielsen Company.