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JULIE DEMARIGNY is Vice President International – of Warner Bros. Digital Group since September 2011 and is based in Los Angeles. Responsible for international developments of consumer centric, social media & data strategy, CRM, loyalty programs, digital copy, UltraViolet and mobile apps.
Relocated from France after 4 years as Executive Director France & Southern Europe of Warner Bros Digital Distribution, responsible for DTC and electronic distribution of the studio’s content over existing and emerging platforms, including electronic sell-through, VOD, mobile, pre-load and more.
Prior to that, Demarigny led Digital Business & Strategy during 7 years in the music business, serving in succession as Head of New Media at Sony Music, Global Digital Business General Manager at Sony BMG and Director of Business Development and Strategy at Warner Music. In parallel, she taught “multimedia project management” and “digital marketing” to Master’s students at La Sorbonne during 8 years.
Before that, she assumed the Production Director role at REEF, an internet software company, was Producer of the first French e-commerce website: 3suisses.fr and Manager of 3SuissesMusique/Noval music label.
Award-winner of Foundation 3 Suisses for a CD-Rom about design developed during its post-graduate diploma in New Technology from Paris VIII University, Julie Demarigny began her career in 1995 at 3Suisses Multimedia as producer of Cyberbus, a moving event promoting multimedia and internet throughout France.
Novak Djokovic Foundation
After more than four years as the Global CEO of the Novak Djokovic Foundation, Jelena took the position of the National Director in order to oversee Foundation’s strategy implementation more closely. She is also devoted to supporting young creatives and entrepreneurs through Original Magazine – a publication that brings exclusive in-depth interviews, analysis and trends that spark young people’s minds and ideas. Jelena has earned her Masters degree in Luxury goods and services at the International University of Monaco, and a Bachelors degree in Business administration and management at the Università Commerciale ‘Luigi Bocconi’ in Milan, Italy.
Didier Rappaport is the Founder & CEO of happn, a new dating app powered by real life interactions. He is also a web strategy and business development investor & consultant. Previously, he worked as Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer of Dailymotion.
Jean-Jacques Dordain was the sixth Director General of ESA, serving from 2003 to 2015.
He was reappointed twice to the position by the ESA Council. When he joined ESA in 1986, he was appointed Head of the newly set-up Department for the Promotion and Utilisation of the International Space Station. In 1993, he became Associate Director for Strategy Planning and International Policy, then in 1999 he took the position of Director of Strategy and Technical Assessment. In 2001, he became Director of Launchers, and was appointed Director General in July 2003.
Mr Dordain was born in Lille in 1946. He graduated in engineering from the Ecole Centrale de Paris in 1969 (the year Neil Armstrong walked on the Moon), and began his scientific career in 1970 in the field of propulsion and rocket boosters at the French National Office for Aerospace Studies and Research (ONERA). From 1976 to 1983, he was the Coordinator of Space Activities at ONERA until he was appointed Director of Fundamental Physics. During this period he was among the first five French astronaut candidates to be selected by CNES for the ESA Spacelab 1 programme.
Throughout his career Mr Dordain has taught in several prestigious positions. He was Professor of Fluid Mechanics at the Ecole Centrale de Paris, 1972–78, and also Professor of Rocket Propulsion at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure de l’Aéronautique et de l’Espace (sup’Aero) in Toulouse, 1972–82.
From 1977 to 1993, he was Associated Professor in Mechanical Engineering at the Ecole Polytechnique and, from 1975 to 1995, he was Professor of Fluid Mechanics at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Techniques Avancées (ENSTA). Since 2003, he has been lecturer at La Sapienza University in Rome and Honorary Professor at the University of Technology, Graz, Austria, and at the University of Liège, Belgium.
In 1997, he was invited to be the Executive Secretary of the Evaluation Committee of the Japanese space agency NASDA.
Mr Dordain was awarded the honours of Officer of the French Légion d’Honneur and the Ordre National du Mérite. He was awarded the Order of Friendship by the Russian Federation, the title of Grand Officer in the Order of Merit of the Italian Republic and the Officer’s Cross (Verdienstkreuz I. Klasse) in the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany and the title of Commander in the Order of Orange-Nassau of the Netherlands.
Mr Dordain is a Member of the French Académie des Technologies, an Associate Member of the Belgian Académie Royale des Sciences, des Lettres et des Beaux Arts. He is also a Member of the Air and Space Academy (France); the International Academy of Astronautics and the Association Aéronautique et Astronautique de France. He has honorary functions as Vice President of the International Astronautical Federation and Chancellor of the International Space University.
Karl joined Vodafone in April 2014 as the Head of HR in Luxembourg to be the HR lead for the Global Supply Chain team. His responsibilities include Talent Management & Organisational Design of Vodafone’s Supply Chain Management across the globe, a population of 1,000+ people in 30 countries. Karl also leads the Luxembourg-based HR team overseeing all HR services for 340 people based in Luxembourg.
Prior to Vodafone, Karl spent 6 years as a partner of a boutique HR consultancy in Melbourne, Australia called Crossroads HR.
“I worked with business owners to figure out who they need, where to find them and how to pay and manage them once they have them in the organisation. Knowing that I have a positive impact on people’s lives, both in business, but also as a by-product in their personal lives is what keeps me passionate about my life’s work!”
Prior to Crossroads HR, Karl was the HR Services Manager at the Australian Wheat Board for 3 years. This was his first HR role.
He also had 10 years of diverse Senior Management experience at Aviva prior to embarking on his second Career in HR.
Karl has British & Australian citizenship. He has a MBA, a Masters Degree from Oxford University & an Advanced Diploma from Cambridge University in Sustainability.
Dr. Philippe Pouletty
Philippe is a pioneer in the biotechnologies and medical devices sector with experience in both France and Silicon Valley.
He is the Founder and Chairman of Deinove (Alternext: ALDEI), and Abivax (Euronext: ABVX), Co-founder and Board member of Carbios (Alternext: ALCRB), Carmat (Alternext: ALCAR), Biokinésis, Pharnext, Vexim (Alternext: ALVXM), Board member of Myopowers, Kephalios, Symetis, Theraclion (Alternext: ALTHE), Theradiag (Alternext: ALTER) and Altimmune, all of which are Truffle Capital portfolio companies.
Philippe is an independent board member of Innate Pharma (Euronext). Before co-founding Truffle, Philippe founded SangStat (1988, therapeutic for organ transplants, listed on NASDAQ in 1993, sold to Genzyme for USD 600M in 2002), and Conjuchem (founded in 1993, listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange in 2000). He is also the former Chairman (2001-2009) and current Honorary Chairman of France Biotech, the French biotech industry association and former Vice Chairman of Europabio, the European biotech industry association. He conceived the Young Innovative Entreprise Status (JEI), which was implemented in France by President Chirac in 2004.
He is the inventor of 29 patents, including the second highest revenue generating life science patent for Stanford University, earning him entry into the prestigious Stanford University Hall of Fame of Inventors in 2012. He was also awarded the Chevalier of the Légion d’Honneur.
Educational qualifications: A former hematology and immunology resident in Parisian hospitals, Dr. Pouletty holds an MD from the University of Paris VI and Master’s in immunology and virology from l’Institut Pasteur, was a post-doctoral research fellow (1986-1988) at Stanford University, and the 1999 laureate of the American Liver Foundation.
European Investment Fund
Ulrich Grabenwarter, is Deputy Director – Equity Investments at European Investment Fund (EIF). In this capacity he oversees EIF’s activities in Impact Investing, Technology Transfer and Venture Capital, with EIF being Europe’s biggest Fund-of-Funds Investment platform in that space. Previously, and until mid-2014, he was responsible for EIF’s strategic development in the equity space and in this context has led the build-up of the Social Impact Accelerator, the first pan-European social impact investing fund-of-funds, which in 2014 has integrated EIF’s mainstream investment activities. From 2010 to 2012 he conducted a 20 months research project on impact investing in collaboration with IESE University of Navarra in Barcelona and the Family Office Circle Foundation based in Switzerland, analysing best-market-practice for impact investing in the private equity and venture capital space. He is a visiting Professor for Private Equity and Venture Capital at IESE University. Prior to his research project on impact investing Uli was Head, Equity Fund Investments at EIF after having worked for several years at the European Investment Bank and at PriceWaterhouseCoopers in corporate finance, project finance, finance consulting and audit. He shared many of his thoughts and observations on the private equity and venture capital industry in the bestselling Euromoney book, “Exposed to the J-curve – Understanding and Managing Private Equity Fund Investments” and numerous articles and white papers. He co-authored the research publication “In search of gamma – an unconventional perspective on Impact Investing” (IESE Publishing 2011) and a series of articles on impact investing, social entrepreneurship and its role in the current and future economic landscape. Uli is also chair of the European Impact Investing Luxembourg Platform (www.eiil.lu) and member of several expert groups on impact investing and impact metrics across Europe. Uli holds a Master’s degree in Business and Finance of the University of Graz.
Roger Lampach, 55 years old, CEO since June 2015, joined LuxConnect as Chief Technology Officer (CTO) at the early creation of the company in 2007.
In 10 years, LuxConnect has built 4 data centers, deployed more than 1.200 km of dark fiber all over the country and has 27 motivated employees.
Roger is Managing Director and Member of the Board of the company DataCenterEnergie, co-foundation between LuxConnect and Luxenergie.
He is the President of the Board of LU-CIX GIE.
Prior to LuxConnect, he has been working for several international companies in Luxembourg such as Broadcasting Center Europe and CLT-Ufa where he was Deputy Managing Director for several years.
At the beginning of his career, Roger worked as System Engineer at Société Européenne des Satellites SES-ASTRA and started as Maintenance Supervisor within Dupont de Nemours.
Roger graduated from the University of Technology in Munich.
Bas Lansdorp has never been one to let bold ventures intimidate him. A born entrepreneur, he sees potential and opportunity where others shy away. Gifted with an articulate vision and genuine enthusiasm, he moves people with his passion for science and the human mission to Mars.
Lansdorp received his Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Twente University in 2003. For five years Lansdorp worked at Delft University of Technology and in 2008 founded Ampyx Power in order to develop a new, viable method of generating wind energy. Lansdorp sold his majority interest in Ampyx in 2011 in order to launch Mars One, Lansdorp’s dream for many years.
“Since we started Mars One in March 2011, we received support from scientists, engineers, businessmen and –women and aeropace companies from all over the world. The announcement of our plan in May 2012 resulted in the engagement of the general public, and the support from sponsors and investors. To see our mission evolve this way feels like my dream is becoming a reality.”
Faculty of Environment at the University of Manitoba
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