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Vice-President of Business Development at Keyrus
President of INCO.ORG
Soumia is Vice-President of Business Development at Keyrus Group, where she manages their key accounts and supports CSR engagement. Prior to this, she spent 15 years as founder-manager of Specimen. When the company was sold to Keyrus Group in 2006, she joined them as HR Director before transitioning to her current role. Passionate about fighting discrimination and the promoting diversity, she co-founded AFMD and chairs the “Formation, e-Education” commission at Syntec Numérique. She also resides on the Lagardère group’s supervisory board and on the Nexity board of directors. She has been decorated with the award of “Chevalier de la Légion d’Honneur”.
CFO at Téthys
Blaise became CFO of Téthys in 2017, having worked for more than 16 years at PAI Partners. He held a number of roles at PAI, including deputy CFO and head of compliance and public affairs, where he oversaw corporate and social responsibility activity. He joined the Paris-based private equity house in 2001 from KPMG, where he worked in the transaction services department. Alongside his role at PAI, Duault chaired private equity industry body Invest Europe’s responsible investment roundtable and was a member of the professional standards committee for the same organisation. He also served as chairman of French private-equity trade body AFIC’s environmental, social and governance committee.
Public Relations at OpenClassrooms
Graduate from King's College, Alison started working at Paris City Hall in 2014 in charge of PR for social and environmental affairs. She then worked for INCO as deputy head of communications for two years and focused on the group's reputation. In 2018, she joined OpenClassrooms, next 40 EdTech, as external relations manager.
Armelle de Selancy
Communication Director at Fédération Française de l'Assurance (FFA)
A graduate of the IFP (Institut Français de Presse) and Paris Dauphine, Armelle de Selancy began her career in London in 1998 as a journalist with The Legal 500. After a stint with the American law firm White & Case LLP as head of communications, she joined the insurance company AXA in 2006 as international press officer before becoming the group's director of media relations and reputation in 2010. In 2011, she takes over as head of communications for J.P. Morgan for France, Benelux and the Nordic zone. Since 2016, Armelle de Selancy was Marketing and Communications Director of the Meridiam Fund, a long-term investor in public infrastructure projects.
Head of Business Development at Vitamine
EDHEC and Sciences Po Alumni. Former Head of Business Development at Vitamine T (ranked #1 French company in social integration). Local representative in Burgundy since 2008.
Head of Unit OECD
Antonella Noya is the Head of the Unit on Social Economy and Innovation at the Center for Entrepreneurship, SMEs, Regions and Cities. She organises and coordinates the work on social economy, social entrepreneurship, and social innovation inside her Directorate . Antonella leads the cooperation with the European Commission ( DG EMP, DG GROW, EEAS) in these areas of work. She has a university degree in political sciences, a specialisation in legislative drafting and a post degree diploma in economics of territorial development and urban planning from La Sorbonne. Antonella speaks fluent English, French and Italian and fair Spanish. She sits in various national and international scientific and steering committees and advisory boards (including the French National Steering Group on Social Impact Investing, Convergences, INCO.ORG). She represents the OECD at the United Nations Taskforce on Social and Solidarity Economy, and at the GECES (Group of Experts on Social Economy and social enterprises) coordinated by the EC.
General Director of the "Connected Metropolis" department within Bordeaux Metropole
Born in Bayonne (France) in 1973, Antoine Bidegain’s trajectory has always been connected with purposeful digital innovation. After creating one of the first virtual learning environments for high schools in France (Argos) in 1999, he has been responsible for e-learning and digital culture policies for the government of the Pyrenees-Atlantiques Region. From 2004 to 2010, he was simultaneously founder and general manager of e-coordination, an observatory of digital practices supported by the European Union. IT Advisor at Bordeaux City Hall from 2010 to 2014, he set up the comprehensive Digital Agenda of the City. He has been since 2015 General Director of the "Connected Metropolis" department within Bordeaux Metropole, the regional government resulting from the fusion of 28 cities in the area. There, he overwatches the Data driven lab, the Fiber to the Home broadband program of the region, as well as the user-oriented installation of new online services. Bridging the silent and growing digital divide among the population is among his top priorities of the moment. His free time is dedicated to mountaining and medieval art.
Deputy Managing Director at French-American Foundation - France
Amina Sabeur has an atypical career path that combines her interests for diplomacy, entrepreneurship, and innovative projects with strong social impact. She began her career at the German Institute for International and Security Affairs in Berlin, and then worked at the French Embassy in Egypt where she oversaw scientific cooperation (including archeology). She joined the World Health Organization (UNITAID) in Geneva in 2008 to focus on Innovative Financing for Health and microdonation. Following this, she took the plunge into entrepreneurship and owned a successful business in the Food Industry in Paris. In 2016, Amina joined the French-American Foundation as Program Director. Three years later, she has been nominated Deputy Managing Director. She speaks four languages and holds two Master’s degrees in International Relations and European Affairs, from Sciences Po Lille and Sciences Po Paris. She is a Senior Lecturer at Sciences Po Lille where she has been teaching International Relations for the past 15 years. Amina is volunteer of several initiatives, particularly on subjects related to gender equality, access to education and access to employment.
Caroline de Maigret
Caroline de Maigret was born on 18 February 1975 in Neuilly-sur-Seine. French model with an international career and music producer.