Founder and Principal Logos Global Advisors 2015-present
Founder and CEO of a strategy and innovation advisory firm. Logos assists clients to: (i) assess and manage policy risks (ii) identify and leverage business opportunities in new markets, (iii) define a digital transformation strategy; (iv)negotiate complex public private partnerships with multilateral donors, governments and funds, and (v) develop sustainable stakeholder engagement strategies. Selected clients: International Finance Corporation (World Bank Group) on assessing the impact of blockchain technology on emerging markets (see here), large multinational in cosmetics, US hedge funds, private equity firms.
Chief Executive Officer, American Chamber of Commerce in France 2010-2014
Led a major business organization with more than 500 company members(CAC40 and Fortune 500) promoting transatlantic economic relations and a policy dialogue with US, French and European authorities and business leaders. Results: 40% growth in membership, 160% growth in revenues and complete financial turnaround, re-branding image and positioning and creating a best practice within a European network of Chambers.
Executive Director-INSEAD Center of Research for Gender Diversity and Leadership 2007-2010
Launched the new Center and provided strategic and operational leadership to develop a program, strategic partnerships and secure funding (3mln euros by Unilever) for an endowed chair.‘ Ambassador' of INSEAD in international fora and conferences.
Senior Financial Manager, Corporate Strategy-- Groupe PECHINEY 2003-2004
Reporting to the Head of Strategy and to the CEO, led financial and qualitative evaluations of M&A activities over 10 million euros(investments or divestments) proposed by the group's business units. Examples of deals: Corus merger, sale of Lithium alloy foundry in North America.
Strategy Director Europe - [email protected], Groupe PECHINEY, France 2001-2003
Responsible for developing the digital strategy for the corporate venturing unit and the corresponding investment program for the European activities of the packaging pole across several business units. Project managed the launch of the company's proprietary BtoB portal for the cosmetics industry.
Country Officer-Colombia and Ecuador
World Bank Group-Latin America and Caribbean Region, Country Management Unit 1993-1998
Managed the institutional relationship of the Bank with Colombian Ministries of Planning and Finance as key counterparts; Developed and executed a three-year investment strategy plan for the country and supervised the implementation of a 2€ billion project portfolio. Managed a country team of 25 sector specialists (health, water and sanitation, education, private sector development, public sector modernization). Negotiated annual pipeline of loans (US$400m/an) with respective government agencies and regional governments For Colombia, developed the first fully participatory World Bank country assistance strategy, liaising with the various civil society stakeholders, to establish what is now the norm for Bank economic and social development strategy. Turned around Ecuadorean and Colombian portfolio performance to top regional performers (disbursement ratios and speed of project implementation). Recipient of the World Bank Award for Excellence from President Wolfensohn for assisting the government of Colombia in their sovereign debt currency conversion program.