Chief Development Officer
Stéphane is currently Chief Development Officer of TRANSPOLIS - a unique smart city lab dedicated to the future of urban mobility and automated vehicles - in charge of fundraising, marketing & communication, public affairs and the global business development on 4 main regions (Asia, Europe, Middle-East, North-America). Prior to that, he was deputy CEO of STUDIOSANTE a fast-growing healthcare company specialized in home healthcare services. He ran the strategic development and the global operations. Stéphane has had a varied and exciting career with an international footprint. He has been Senior Director of Business Development at INVESTINLYON and General Secretary of the WORLD TRADE CENTER LYON. In his involvement in international business development, Stéphane led many strategic international operations : - he advised innovative startups and Fortune 500 companies start their business in France with a focus on the healthcare and cleantech sectors, - he helped bringing US talents - from San Franciso and Boston - to Lyon to make it one of the most attractive cities in Europe for the creative class, - he worked closely with the finance industry - PE and Sovereign Wealth Funds from the GCC countries (Dubaï - Abu Dhabi - Qatar) - to support strategic urban projects. As General Secretary of the WORLD TRADE CENTER LYON, member of the World Trade Centers Association in NYC, Stéphane turned a non-profit association into a profitable private company with a major real estate project. Prior to that, Stéphane co-founded PARTNERS Consulting in 1996. During 7 years as CEO, he focused on strategy and business development with international clients and offices in Europe. At this time, Stéphane was convinced that the humanities should be better combined with technology to face new innovation challenges. Stéphane started his career as Marketing Director for OTIO France, a French high-tech startup with office in Hong-Kong, for which he set promotional and marketing actions to launch several new products. Stéphane holds a Master's degree in Marketing Management from the University of Lyon and has received training in Strategic Management from EML the Lyon Business School. He is also a Board member of HARA (Health Angels Rhône-Alpes), the regional network of healthcare business angels, and an Ambassador for Handicap International acting internationaly for the respect of civil rights.