Paris Family Office Conference

Le Forum des Family Office 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 Principaux, CIO et experts seront présents


Clare Woodcraft
Former CEO
Emirates Foundation

Clare Woodcraft is the former CEO of Emirates Foundation, the national foundation of the UAE, where she oversaw the organization’s successful transition from traditional grant making to Venture Philanthropy................

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    She served for three years as the Chair of the Arab Foundations Forum (AFF), a regional network of Arab philanthropic organizations focused on professionalizing the sector and improving impact. She continues to work with the AFF on developing the enterprise ecosystem in the Arab world.

    Earlier she worked in the UK as Shell Foundation’s Deputy Director helping to grow its portfolio of scalable social enterprises working in energy related sectors. Woodcraft has spent over 25 years working in emerging markets focusing on how to create sustainable and scalable systemic socio-economic change both as a corporate executive (for Shell and Visa International) and as a philanthropic practitioner and adviser. She has written extensively on development challenges in the Middle East and is a regular public speaker on how to create high impact catalytic philanthropy. She sits on the boards of the US based Operation Hope which promotes financial inclusion and the UK based Sumerian Foundation which is addressing global poverty issues.

    Woodcraft is a British national who speaks Arabic and French fluently and holds an MSc in Development from the London School of Economics.

Dr. Konstantin Mettenheimer
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.

François Mereau

Mereau Partners

François Mereau is an active investor for his single family office Mereau Partners in life science companies both at early stages and after their listing, covering main therapeutic areas..............

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    He is a member of the business angels network Angels Santé where he has an active role in selecting the dealflow and completing the due diligence of candidate startups. François has a previous background of 20 years in institutional investment on international markets in European banks (Fortis, Compagnie Financière Edmond de Rothschild), fund management companies (FP Consult, Threadneedle Asset Management) and hedge funds (Adelante Asset Management). In these positions, he had the responsibility of leading investment teams and achieving absolute returns objectives.

    He is a shareholder of oncology companies Theravectys and NH Theraguix, and of medtech company Cardiawave S.A.

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: Contact: +44 7990 972 129

Jochen Wermuth

Mitgründer & CIO
Wermuth Asset Management

Jochen Wermuth hat im Jahr 1999 Wermuth Asset Management (WAM) gegründet...............

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    Das Family Office hat sich auf Impact und Value Investments in ressourceneffiziente Unternehmen spezialisiert und befolgt dabei die UN-Prinzipien für nachhaltige Investments (PRI). Über Private Equity, Listed Assets und Real Assets investiert das Unternehmen Eigenkapital sowie Drittkapital über von WAM beratene Fonds. Der aktuelle Flaggschifffonds Green Gateway Fund 2 investiert jeweils zwischen fünf und 30 Millionen Euro in europäische Unternehmen, die ein hohes Potenzial für Umsatzwachstum aufweisen und auf Basis bereits bewährter Geschäftsmodelle einen wesentlichen Beitrag zur Energie- und Ressourceneffizienz leisten.

    Vor der Gründung von WAM hat Jochen Wermuth für die Deutsche Bank im Bereich Global Markets in London gearbeitet und leitete davor die EU-TACIS und weltbankfinanzierte volkswirtschaftliche Expertengruppe in Moskau. Er ist Steering Committee Member der Investorenvereinigungen „Europäer für Divest-Invest“ sowie „100% Impact Network“.

    Jochen Wermuth wurde 1969 geboren und hält Abschlüsse von der Brown sowie der Oxford Universität in Mathematik und Wirtschaft. Er ist verheiratet und hat drei Kinder.

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.

Engr. Vincent Gueneau
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.