Paris Family Office Conference

Le Forum des Family Offices Paris

Un échange entre les familles, les propriétaires de patrimoine, les Family Offices et des experts sur les meilleures pratiques en matière de gouvernance et d'investissement.
Rencontrez vos pairs: plus de 60 Family Office, CEO, CIO et experts seront présents

Conférenciers de 2018

Alexandre Mars
Founder & CEO
Epic

Alexandre Mars est un serial entrepreneur et un philanthrope engagé..............


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    Au cours des 15 dernières années, il a créé et vendu avec succès plusieurs entreprises en Europe et en Amérique du Nord dans des secteurs d’activité aussi variés que le capital-ris - que, Internet, le marketing mobile, le social media et la publicité digitale. Ses deux dernières startups, Phonevalley (n°1 mondial des agences de marketing mobile) et ScrOOn (un des leaders des solutions de marketing dans les réseaux sociaux) ont été vendues respectivement au Groupe Publicis et à BlackBerry. En 2014, il fonde Epic, une startup à but non lucratif qui ap - porte des solutions aux entreprises et aux particuliers pour que le don devienne la norme. Il promeut ainsi une approche stratégique de la philanthropie qui permet de soutenir fi - nancièrement des organisations sociales à fort impact lut - tant contre les inégalités qui affectent l’enfance et les jeunes adultes dans le monde.

    Epic a son siège à New York et est présente à Bangkok, Bruxelles, Londres, Mumbai, Paris et San Francisco. En 2014, Alexandre fonde aussi blisce/, son Family Office qui investit dans des fonds de capital-risque et des startups comme Spotify, Pinterest et Blablacar. Alexandre est aussi un chroni - queur régulier de BFM Business, la chaîne nationale d’informa - tion économique en continu la plus regardée de France. Il est un contributeur du Huffington Post et interviewe des personnalités qui font bouger la société dans sa colonne “Doing Well by Doing Good”. Il est également fréquemment invité à partager sa vision sur l’industrie du digital, des media et de la philanthropie lors de conférences et événements professionnels tels que le Web Summit (Lisbonne), YPO (Vancouver), SXSW (Austin) et WSJ - DLive (Los Angeles) où son expertise en matière de technologies de l’innovation et son leadership en matière de philanthropie ai - dent à mieux appréhender les tendances et les défis du monde d’aujourd’hui.

    Alexandre est un membre du Global Philanthropists Circle de Synergos, Young Presidents’ Organization et de Nexus. En 2015, Alexandre a été nommé un des Top 20 under 40 philanthropes par le New York Observer. En 2016, il a reçu le prestigieux Tro - phée de l’Avenir d’Europe 1 et a été nommé Président de la Commission Sport et Société dans le cadre de la candidature de la ville de Paris pour l’organisation des Jeux Olympiques et Paralympiques de 2024.

David Jarre
www.davidjarre.com
Magician

David started magic when he was 10. The trigger to his passion was seeing perform Polish magician Michael Konieczny, known as Vadini.............


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    "I was fascinated by the atmosphere he was able to create and how he managed to capture everyone's attention. With his magic, he had a poetic way of making us believe that another form of reality was possible."

    David Jarre has been a professionnal magician since he was 20. Thousands of performances have taken him around the world and have helped him build his reputation as one of the great magicians of today.

    In palaces or on the streets, for anonymous crowds or celebrities, David has perfected his technique and mastered the art of captivating any audience and improvising in any context.

    A man of his time, half-gentleman half-rogue, David has an irresistible way of taking your hand with audacity, blending his personality with the artfullness of his magic. David Jarre is part of that very select circle of unpredictable, singular talents, those who cannot be labelled or made to fit into any given shape.

    "What I love about magic is that it challenges our notion of logic, it teases the template of our beliefs, in the same way that a drawing of Eischer might play with our perception of reality".

    David is currently preparing his one man stage show in London.

    He recently predicted the outcome of the Oscars 2018 at the Famous Elton John Oscar Party in Los Angeles.

Arnaud de Coninck

Trusted Family services

Arnaud de Coninck heads Trusted Family services across Europe, Middle East and Africa..............


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    With his teams, he advises multi-generational family enterprises and family offices to communicate with their shareholders, directors, family members and advisors through a purpose build mobile and web application.

    Arnaud is himself a 6th generation member of the Solvay family with headquarters in Brussels, Belgium. Solvay was founded in 1863 by Ernest Solvay and is a global multibillion company with the mission to improve quality of life and customer performance through chemistry.

    Before joining Trusted Family, Arnaud worked at Procter & Gamble within the external communications team. He holds a bachelor’s in communication from the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) and a master’s in business from Boston University.

Patricia Ricard

Présidente de l'Institut océanographique Paul Ricard et porte-parole de la Plateforme Océan et Climat

Patricia Ricard est engagée depuis toujours dans la protection de l'environnement..............


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    Elle est nommée en 1986 administratrice de l'Institut océanographique Paul Ricard, fondé en 1966 par Paul Ricard, son grand-père, industriel et écologiste avant l'heure. Son objectif est de "Connaître, faire connaître et protéger la mer". Elle en est la présidente depuis 2005. En 1991, elle lance le cycle de conférences "Les Mardis de l'Environnement". De 1995 à 2008, elle anime l'émission "Vert de Terre" ; et entre 1998 et 2001 une émission hebdomadaire consacrée à l'environnement sur Planète Forum.

    En 2010 elle est nommée au Conseil Economique Social et Environnemental au titre de personne qualifiée de l'environnement (octobre 2010) . Elle a été nommée chevalier dans l'Ordre national du Mérite au titre de l'environnement (avril 2007), Chevalier dans l'Ordre national du Mérite Maritime (juillet 2010) et chevalier de la Légion d'Honneur (2013).

Dr. Konstantin Mettenheimer
Chairman
PMB Capital Ltd. London

Konstantin Mettenheimer advises international investors, entrepreneurs, families and family offices on questions of strategy, structure, corporate finance and succession.......................


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    He is trustee and board member for a select number of large European families. He is partner and chairman of PMB Capital Ltd., London. He is attorney at law and tax advisor.

    From 2013 until 2015 Konstantin was partner at Edmond de Rothschild Private Merchant Banking LLP.

    From 1986 until 2013 he was partner at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, the international law firm and served as the firm’s worldwide chairman from 2004 to 2010. Under his leadership the firm – with 5,000 employees - almost doubled profit per share. He advised board members of key public and private clients, considering structural, corporate, regulatory and tax issues, and finding practical solutions to commercial issues. From 2000 until 2004, he was Freshfields’ Managing Partner for Germany, Austria and Eastern Europe. From 1986 until 2000 he has been trusted advisor to leading international public and private companies on tax issues around M&A, reorganizations and financings.

    He has a deep understanding of economic, financial, legal, leadership and family issues about which he also lectures. He assists large international family owned groups on strategic questions of ownership, governance, investments, succession planning, transactions and financing.

    He is chairman of Common Purpose Deutschland e.V., trustee of the John Boyer First Troop Philadelphia City Cavalry Memorial Trust in the U.S. and on the advisory board of Goethe Universität in Frankfurt. He received the Medal of Honor from Bucerius Law School (Hamburg, Germany) in 2008. He is married and has three children. Before his legal and business studies, Konstantin served as an officer in the German Army and the US National Guard.

    Qualifications and education - Konstantin studied law in Freiburg and Geneva, received his doctoral degree in 1987 and his degree as tax advisor (Steuerberater) in 1990. He graduated with an MBA from the Wharton School (USA) in 1983.

    Languages German, English and French.

Shelley von Strunckel

Spiritual Teacher and Astrologer

Shelley von Strunckel is a voice of authority and reason the often confusing fields of Spirituality and Astrology. She works with private and business clients, individually and in strategic groups. .....................


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    In this process, she combines the practical experience provided by her merchandising background with her own profound insights to define, address, and devise methods for dealing with the unsettling, yet ultimately productive, changes currently reshaping virtually every element of our lives personally, socially, financially, politically and spiritually. She operates on the principle that, while there’s no escaping these changes, with knowledge that experience can be transformed into one that’s rewarding, and in every way.

    The astrology columns for which she’s best known to the wider public appear worldwide, notably in London’s Sunday Times, Evening Standard, in Dubai in the Gulf News, in Hong Kong’s South China Morning Post, and in French and China Vogue.

    For more information, visit her website: www.shelleyvonstrunckel.com Contact: info@shelleyvonstrunckel.com +44 7990 972 129

Jochen Wermuth

Directeur des investissements
Green Growth Fund 2

Jochen Wermuth est le partenaire fondateur et le directeur des investissements de la société Wermuth Asset Management GmbH (WAM) ainsi que le partenaire principal du family office Wermuth...............


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    Il est membre du comité directeur des réseaux d’investisseurs peer-to-peer «Europeans for Divest-Invest» et «100% Impact Network» et du comité d’investissement du nouveau fond de transition énergétique du gouvernement allemand d’une valeur de 23,6 milliards d’euros.

    WAM est une société de conseil en investissement régulée par la BaFin (autorité fédérale allemande de supervision financière). Elle est attachée aux investissements alternatifs et durables ayant un impact positif sur l’environnement et à la lutte contre la corruption. Fondée en 1999, WAM a lancé et conseillé des fonds d’investissement avec des actifs maximum de plus d’un milliard de dollars. Le fonds vedette actuel, Green Gateway Fund 2, investit de 5 à 30 millions d’euros d’actions dans des entreprises d’Allemagne et d’autres pays de l’union européenne dans le domaine de l’efficacité des ressources et des énergies renouvelables. En outre, il contribue à leur croissance au niveau international.

    Auparavant, Jochen Wermuth a été directeur de la Deutsche Bank à Londres et responsable du groupe d’experts économiques financé par la banque mondiale et le programme TACIS de l’UE au ministère russe des finances. Né en 1969, il est diplômé de l’université Brown en mathématiques et économie, et il écrit son doctoral en économie à Oxford. Il est marié à une environnementaliste et a trois enfants. Il parle allemand, anglais, français et russe.

Engr. Vincent Gueneau
Chairman
Kappafrik Group

Mr. Gueneau, a French national, is a trained Engineer who started his career in the French group Alstom and then turned Entrepreneur, Investment Banker and Private Equity Investor...............


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    He has over 20 years of track-record in the Energy Sector in Sub-Saharan Africa and serves on the board of multiple companies.

    He started his career in the French Power Group ALSTOM before becoming a successful Entrepreneur in the Oil Services Industry, subsequently serving as a Senior Adviser and Managing Director in RENAISSANCE CAPITAL, before founding a Private Equity Group in Mauritius. He was a party or advised on multiple Private Equity transactions in Africa, as well as in some bids on Privatised assets and LMBOs. He served on the Board of the French-Nigerian Chamber of Commerce for 5 years and as Economic Advisor to the French Ministry of Finance & Industry for 3 years (“CCE” Nigeria Section, by appointment of the French Prime Minister). He is a Honorary Senior Member of the Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria, and a registered professional of the Financial Reporting Council of Nigeria.

Dr. Issac Mathai M.D.(HOM.)
M.R.C.H (LOND.) Chairman
Managing & Medical Director
SOUKYA

Dr. Mathai hails from a family with a tradition of Homeopathic practice spanning four decades............


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    He graduated from the A.N.S.S. Medical College - Kerala, India and took his M.D. (Homeopathy) from the Hahnemann Post-Graduate Institute of Homeopathy, London. Following this he took his M.R.C.H.(London) and joined as a physician at Europe's first and largest holistic health care clinic for over 10 years.

    He studied Chinese Pulse Diagnosis and Acupuncture at the W.H.O. Institute of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Nanking, China. He also participated in the Mind-Body Medicine training programme at the Harvard Medical School in Cambridge, MA in the USA.

    Dr. Mathai established the Bangalore Holistic Medical Centre in 1989 and has a patient network of over 10,000 covering 40 countries.

    He runs a homeopathic chain of clinics in Bangalore - the Holistic Homeopathic Clinic started in September 1996 and the second one in September 1999. They provide free medicine for those who cannot afford it.

    The Wellness Clinic - an outpatient integrative medical city clinic started in 1998 was the pilot project of SOUKYA.

    SOUKYA, the International Holistic Health Centre was started in 2002 and officially opened in January 2003 during the Global Holistic Health Summit.

    A holistic physician with an established medical practice in Bangalore, India, Dr. Mathai is also a visiting consultant at holistic centres in London and the US.

    Dr. Mathai has rich experience in treating all sections of society around the world, having practiced holistic medicine for over 20 years. He is a visiting holistic health consultant at worldwide clinics.

    Dr. Mathai has addressed several conferences worldwide on Holistic Health. He was invited by the World Health Organisation ('W.H.O.') onto its committee for 'The Renewal of the Global Health Policy for the 21st Century'.

    He was the Organising Secretary for the first International Conference on Holistic Health and Medicine (Nov 1989) in Bangalore, India which was patronised by His Holiness The Dalai Lama. The conference was attended by 400 international delegates from 30 countries. Keynote speakers included Dr. Andrew Weil, Swami Satchidananda and Bishop Gregorious, President of the W.C.C.

    Dr. Mathai also organised the Global Holistic Health Summit (Jan 2003) whose keynote speakers included Dr. Deepak Chopra, Dr. Norman Shealy, Sri Sri Ravi Shankar of the Art of Living Foundation and representatives from the W.H.O. and the Princes of Wales Foundation for Integrative Medicine. The summit was attended by 500 international delegates from over 40 countries.

    Dr. Mathai is on the Board of various Medical Centres and Associations:
    Medical Director: International Holistic Health Centre, India
    Secretary General: International Holistic Health Association, India
    Medical Director: Bangalore Homeopathic Medical Centre, India
    Sponsor and Medical Director: St. Thomas Charitable Homeopathic Clinic, India.
    Sponsor and Medical Director: Holistic Homeopathic Clinic, India
    Consulting Physician: 1111 Clinic, New York, USA
    Consulting Physician: The Hale Clinic, London, UK
    Member: The Society of Holistic Medical Practitioners, U.K.
    Honorary Member: French Homeopathic Medical Society, France.
    Member: International Homeopathic Medical League, Geneva, Switzerland.

Michael Beutler
Director of Sustainability Operations
Kering

Michael Beutler joined Kering as the Director of Sustainability Operations in September 2011.............


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    Prior to Kering, Michael served 6 years at SAP in Senior Management positions including his last role as Global Director of Sustainability and Strategy for 3 years, and has worked at international corporations DHL, PWC and Ford over the last 20 years.

    During his tenure at Kering, Michael has been integral to operationalizing Kering’s comprehensive sustainability strategy. He oversees and manages a team to implement cross-cutting innovative approaches to help manage and reduce the environmental impacts from Kering’s brands. This includes being responsible for implementing the brand’s individual Environmental Profit & Loss Accounts (EP&L) which is then consolidated as a Group EP&L annually, and as a core part of the EP&L methodology development which was open-sourced in May of 2015. His team has been instrumental in embedding sustainability across all of the Group's brands and making it a key part of their business activities, as well as for being recognized by external rating agencies and publications for Kering’s sustainability programme excellence.

Rufo Quintavalle

Family Principal

Rufo Quintavalle has over a decade of experience investing in the environmental space with a particular focus on strategies relating to forestry, farming and sustainable land use.............


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    He is currently involved with two large scale reforestation projects in Brazil and is collaborating with Art2030, a coalition of visionary artists and influencers who are using art to forward the UN Global Goals. He is a frequent contributor to the Stanford Social Innovation Review on topics relating to sustainable finance and the environment, and sits on the Food and Farming grant-making committee for the Threshold Foundation.

François Mollat du Jourdin
Président fondateur
MJ & Cie

François débute sa carrière en Afrique pour le compte de l’Union Financière de France avant de rejoindre la banque de Neuflize, Schlumberger, Mallet (Groupe ABN AMRO), où il développe pendant 10 ans, la Gestion Privée Internationale.............


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    Il acquiert une véritable compétence dans le suivi et la gestion, patrimoniale et financière, de clients et groupes familiaux multi nationaux. Il rejoint ensuite la direction de Merrill Lynch Private Banking France.

    Fort de ces expériences qui ont assis ses compétences techniques et relationnelles, il décide, en 2001, de créer l’un des premiers family offices français. Diplômé d’Audencia, François est Secrétaire général de l’AFFO et Président d’ENFO.

Bertrand Savouré
Notaire à Paris, et vice-président du réseau notarial
ALTHEMIS

Bertrand Savouré est spécialisé dans les domaines de planification successorale et transmission du patrimoine avec une dimension internationale marquée. Il intervient régulièrement sur ces questions dans des colloques ou par des articles dans des revues spécialisées..............


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    Premier vice-président de la Chambre Interdépartementale des Notaires de PARIS, rapporteur général du 108ème congrès de notaires de France sur le thème de la transmission, en septembre 2012, il est membre de l’Institut d’Etudes Juridiques du Conseil Supérieur du Notariat.

    Il est co-directeur scientifique de la Revue Fiscale du Patrimoine des éditions LexisNexis et est chargé d’enseignement à l’Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne sur le thème de la fiscalité patrimoniale.

    L’office ALTHEMIS est membre fondateur du réseau international LEXUNION qui regroupe des spécialistes du patrimoine dans la plupart des pays d’Europe.

Jérôme Barré
anime l’expertise Patrimoine et Entreprises
Franklin

A l’issue d’une carrière de directeur au sein des directions fiscales et juridiques de grands groupes d’assurances et bancaires, Jérôme Barré reprend son métier d’avocat au sein de cabinets internationaux...............


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    A ce titre, il accompagne les actionnaires, dirigeants, personnes physiques dans un environnement national et international. Plus particulièrement, il intervient dans les restructurations d’entreprises familiales et de groupes, l’organisation des donations et des successions, la résolution / médiation de successions, l’assistance à contrôle et à contentieux fiscaux.

    Jérôme Barré est également chargé d’enseignement dans plusieurs Master II de prestigieuses universités parisiennes ainsi qu’à l’ESCP.

Didier Van Bignoot
Global Advisor, Sustainable Agriculture and Food Security
Fondation Aga Khan

Suisse de nationalité mais né expatrié, Didier est Ingénieur Agronome et Agrégé de l’Enseignement Supérieur Agricole.............


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    Il dispose de près de 20 ans d’expérience professionnelle sur terrain en Afrique et Asie tant sur des programmes de développement international que comme manager sur des gros investissements dans l’agribusiness.

    Ayant grandi à Madagascar, il y est retourné voilà 16 ans et rayonne de ce port d’attache sur l’Asie et l’Afrique où il exerce en tant que Conseiller Global pour la Fondation Aga Khan.

Dan Choon
Founder and Executive Director
Dyan

Dan Choon is a visionary technology enthusiast focused on strategy & technology while executing on imminent synergies between Europe and Asia..............


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    Dan is Executive Director of Dyan, a private investment office for Asian and European families. Dyan is specialized in technology investments with a focus on technology transfer, applications and growth in the South East Asian region. Dyan Sarl and its investment arm Cycle Management Sarl and Cycle Investments S.A. are based in Luxembourg with offices opening in Singapore. Dyan Private Investments align strategic interests of East Asian and European investors.

    Dan is Dyan’s visionary, builder, and cooperation enhancer. He leads the strategic and corporate development of Dyan and takes care of portfolio development and strategic cooperation. He supports both Families and strategic investors regarding their cross-border technology investments. Prior to Dyan, Dan co-founded Venionaire Investment GmbH, a Venture Capital Fund based in Vienna investing in high-tech start-up companies in Europe. Previously, Dan also founded Ganzfeld, and worked as a technology M&A specialist, performing technical due diligence and IT consulting.

    Dan developed technology investment strategies for international customers and analyzed technology investment opportunities in Europe and selecting. At age 15, he co-founded an award winning project for gifted students (Heidelberger Life-Science-Lab). He has lectured in Microeconomics at the Baden-Württemberg Cooperative State University Mannheim (DHBW).

Alain Rodermann
Founder, Managing partner
Expon Capital

Alain Rodermann is founder and managing partner of Expon Capital, a global VC firm based in Luxembourg.............


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    focusing on early stage exponentially growing digital ventures with a positive impact. He has been an active investor in venture capital firms since 1997. He was involved in university spin-offs, invested as a lead investor in many early and late stage ventures and served as board member in 25+ high tech and biotech companies across Europe and in the USA, including listed companies like Lastminute.com, Netvalue, EmailVision, Atomz, Maximiles, and still private companies Wyplay, Geneanet, Welovewords, Sirdata, GMP-Orphan, Tribe, Spire Global, Itravel.

    Alain holds a Master of Science in Robotics and Artificial Intelligence from Supelec, a MBA from Institut d’Études Politiques de Paris and a BA in History of Art.