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Paul Bougnoux

Chairman & Board Member

Paul has co-founded Largillière Finance, a leading French Corporate Finance Advisory Firm. Largillière Finance assists executives, shareholders and investors in their financing and M&A operations. Paul cumulates more than 50 deals in multiple sectors namely with Fintechs and investment funds (AXA, BNP Paribas, bpifrance,...).

Since 2016, he initiated the blockchain practice within Largillière Finance, and created Psion Finance, the STO and ICO Corporate Advisory branch of Largillière Finance.
Paul is a keynote speaker, lecturer at ESCP Europe in Crypto Finance and well-known author within the media press.

He is graduated from ESCP (Master of Audit and Advisory), ISC (Finance option)

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Christophe De Courson

Chief Executive Officer & Board Member

President & Founder of Agentic Group Europe, a Division of Agentic Group LLC, a global membership- based consortium of Blockchain and Digital Currency companies, based in New-York City. Agentic Group is one of the biggest blockchain network globally.
Featured speaker concerning entrepreneurship, digital matters, blockchain and new value creation.

Former CEO of PeeeM, an OTT messaging app, fastest growing start-up in 2013 and reached 14M users.

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Stanislas Bernard

Director & Board Member

Stanislas is the Chairman and CEO at Twenty First Capital, a French investment company specialized in innovative asset allocation with over €2bn+ of asset under management.
Between 1997 and 2010, Stanislas worked at Rothschild & Cie where he was head of alternative investments.

Graduated from Paris II Assas University (Master in Finance, Master in economics)

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Chris Marcilla

Director & Board Member

Chris is the deputy director at KYC3.com and an independent Board Director of several hedge funds & blockchain companies in Luxembourg.
He is specialized in compliance in finance and has become an expert in the crypto-finance.

Graduated from Sacred Heart University (MBA), Paris XII University (Master in Economics and Corporate Management).

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Dr. JEAN-BAPTISTE PAVAGEAU

Chief Investment Officer Digital Asset

Specialized in blockchain project valuation, Jean-Baptiste is an expert of blockchain industry. After four years of trading on classical financial markets, he started mining crypto-currencies in 2013. Since 2015 he is focused on blockchain-related company and token economics.

Graduated from ESSEC Business School (MSc in Management, Specialized in Finance). Doctor of Pharmacy – PharmD (Grenoble Alpes University).

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François-Xavier Piffault

Chief Analyst

Francois-Xavier started his career as an Equity Research Analyst at Natixis. Then, he moved to Corporate M&A within Group SCOR SE. He joined Largillière Finance in July 2017 as a M&A and Private Equity analyst where he acquired a deeper knowledge of the Fintech sector and blockchain ecosystem.

Graduated from EM Lyon Business School (MSC in Management, Specialized in Finance), Paris II Assas University (MSc in Banking and Finance).

ADVISORY BOARD

FINANCE & INVESTMENT

Richard Wang

Richard Wang

Fund Management

Partner at Draper Dragon

Richard is Partner at DraponDragon Fund since 2011. He is also Managing Director of Olea System Inc, a leading technology provider of Multi-Sensor Data & Information Fusion Technologies

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Ann J. Camarillo

Bank & Means of Payment

Global CEO at Mobicash

Ann is a seasoned executive with global experience. Ann’s career spans 35 years with experience in financial payments and technology

 

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James Roy Poulter

Venture Capital & Business Development

CEO at The Reserve

James Roy Poulter began his career in finance at EY, in accounting, tax and law. He has been recognised in the 35 Chartered Accountants under 35 as well as Forbes 30 Under 30. He is on the FCA register and also has a technical background from several years ago as a Developer in Residence at Playfair Capital - an early stage venture capital firm in London.

 

James is Founder and CEO of The Reserve, an early stage venture investor and ally for management teams in the Web3 space. He Co-Founded DLT Lab London, a UK Government backed accelerator focused on distributed ledger technology and is the European Lead for On Deck - a talent pool where the best people go to start their next venture. He also sits on numerous project advisory boards.

BLOCKCHAIN & DIGITAL ASSETS

Rik Willard

Rik Willard

Blockchain Ecosystem

Founder at Agentic Group

Rik is the Founder of Agentic Group, a New-York based federation of over fifty blockchain companies worldwide, and Interim CEO of Global Blockchain Technologies, a publicly traded blockchain investment firm

Reese Jones

Reese Jones

Internet & Media Infrastructure Technology

Associate Founder at Singularity University

Singularity University mission is to educate, inspire and empower leaders to applyexponential technologies to address humanity’s challenges

Reese is also one of the advisor of Facebook

Micha Benoliel N&B

Micha Benoliel

Blockchain Startups & IoT

Co-Founder at Open Garden and co-founder at Nodle

Micha has been a pioneer in VoIP and launched several telecommunications services in the past decade. He co-founded Open Garden, a new generation of mobile network

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Moses Ma

Blockchain Research & Venture Capital

Venture Partner at SparkChain Capital & Managing Partner at FutureLab Consulting 

Moses has always been passionate about information system and innovation. He has managed successful products and startups in the internet area since he started in the 90's

INSTITUTIONS & REGULATORY

Stephane Leloup N&B

Stephane Leloup

Security & Custody – Digital Asset Exchange

Managing Director Bitstamp Europe - Head of Legal, Compliance Director

Chris is the deputy director at KYC3.com and an independent Board Director of several hedge funds & blockchain companies in Luxembourg

He is specialized in compliance in finance and has become an expert in the crypto-finance

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Thibault Verbiest

Legal & Regulatory – Digital Asset Expert

Partner at DS Avocats - World Bank Legal Expert

Attorney in Paris and Brussels since 1993, Thibault Verbiest joined DS Avocats in September 2017 to create the first Pole entirely dedicated to Fintech

Thibault is also advisor for the World Bank on electronic communications and blockchain regulation

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