Philippe Germond, Board Member
Philippe Germond is Chief Executive Officer of the Europcar Group. He was previously Chief Executive Officer of PMU (2009 – 2014) and has also occupied the positions of Chairman of the Management Board at Atos Origin (2007 – 2008), President of Alcatel (2003 – 2005), Chief Executive Officer of SFR – Cegetel (1995 – 2002) and member of the Management Board of Hewlett – Packard, where he began his career. Philippe Germond is a graduate of Ecole Centrale Paris – ECP Paris (1979) and holds a Master’s Degree in Science Management from Stanford University (1980).
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.
Stanislas Panhard, Board Member
Stanislas Panhard is Investment Director at Bpifrance. He was previously CEO of Tick&Live, a joint-venture between the FNAC group and the Fimalac group to provide ticketing software solutions for event professionals. Prior to this, he was Head of Corporate Development of the FNAC Group, with in particular responsibility for its IPO process. He was also Corporate Development Director for the Carrefour Group. Before his MBA at INSEAD, Stanislas was a private equity investor at the French investment firm Wendel, and an investment banker specializing in Mergers & Acquisitions at Goldman Sachs in Paris. Stanislas Panhard is a graduate of Paris-Dauphine University. He serves as a board member for several French companies.
Krishna Visvanathan, Board Member
Krishna Visvanathan, a Partner at Draper 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.
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.