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Anne de Louvigny Stone - President, ESSEC
Anne de Louvigny Stone graduated from ESSEC and Sciences-Po.
She is Senior Vice President and international Financial Advisor at Merrill Lynch Global Wealth Management, servicing clients of French origin residing in the US, France, Belgium, UK and Switzerland.
Prior to joining Merrill Lynch in 2000, Anne held several executive positions at American Express (New York) including Vice President of Global Marketing and Strategic Planning for the Foreign Exchange Services Division. Prior to American Express, she served three years at Eco-Emballages, in Paris, as Head of Strategic Planning, and five years as a consultant at Bain & Co. in London and Paris.
Anne is a board member of ESSEC USA and a Director and Vice President of the French American Chamber of Commerce, New York Chapter.

Emmanuelle Bommier - Treasurer, ENPC
Emmanuelle Bommier is the representative of ENPC on the board of the AAGEF and the treasurer of the association

François Janson - Secretary, Sciences Po
François is a corporate and securities lawyer. He focuses on mergers and acquisitions and securities offerings, with an emphasis on cross-border transactions.
He has represented Canadian and European clients in connection with capital raising and investment activities in the United States.
François is a member of the bars of New York, Paris and Quebec.

Pierre-Antoine Bollet - EDHEC
Pierre-Antoine works for Rémy Cointreau as a Brand Ambassador for Louis XIII Cognac.
He moved to New York in 2007, right after graduating from EDHEC. He specializes in wine, spirits and luxury brands.
He created a series of social networking events for the French community in NY called L'Afterworks.

Cyrille Bessière - HEC
Cyrille graduated from HEC Paris in 2004. He spent his last year at Richard Ivey Business School, part of the University of Western Ontario in Canada.
Since 2010, Cyrille has been Chief Executive Officer of Palais des Thés USA, an upscale tea company founded in Paris in 1986. He is also a member of the Executive Committee at Palais des Thés France, in charge of the development of the company in the Americas and Asia.
Prior to joining Palais des Thés, Cyrille worked as a strategy consultant at The Boston Consulting Group from 2004 till 2010.

Daniel Totouom - École Polytechnique
As a member of BNP Paribas' New York-based Interest Rates Strategy team, Daniel develops quantitative methods and related trading strategies. Prior to his current role, he spent five years as part of BNP's US Quantitative Fixed Income Research team (FIRST), with a focus on credit modelling. Prior to that, he worked for three years as a senior quantitative structurer in the Asset Securitisation Group of BNP Paribas London, and for two years in the Global Risk Management group of BNP Paribas Paris, developing economic capital models. Before joining the bank in 2003, Daniel was a quantitative analyst in Equity Derivatives at Goldman Sachs.
Daniel graduated from both École Polytechnique and École des Mines de Paris (X-Mines) and holds a PhD in Finance & Economics from École des Mines de Paris.
In addition to his role at BNP, he is an Adjunct Associate Professor of Financial Engineering at the New York University School of Engineering, serves on the Board of Directors of the Association des Amis des Grandes Écoles de France, Inc. (AAGEF), where he represents the Alumni of École Polytechnique, and is a member of the Fixed Income Analysts Society (FIASI).
Daniel has co-authored several papers, including "A Principles-Based Approach to Regulatory Capital for Securitisations (2013)". He has developed a Merton-based model for risk (arbitrage free approach) and has made presentations to the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision, the International Monetary Fund, Federal Reserve Board, the World Bank, and the European Central Bank.

Céline Perrot-Johnson - ESCP
Céline represents the ESCP Europe business school at the AAGEF Board and is leading the team in charge of organizing events.
Céline is Vice President of Corporate Financial Planning at Viacom which she joined in 1997 after having worked as an equity research analyst at Smith Barney. Céline earned an MBA from Columbia Business School in 1993 as well as a BA from ESCP-EAP in 1989. She is also a Certified Financial Analyst (since 2001).
Céline and her husband live in New York City and have a daughter named Océana.

Sophie Pradère - ESCP
Sophie graduated from ESCP and is currently Senior Account Director at Google New York, in charge of a portfolio of big holding advertising agencies in the US and Canada.
Prior to joining Google New York in 2010, Sophie held several executive positions in Europe such as Territory Sales Manager Rich Media Southern Europe at Google Paris (France), as well as Account Director at Pepper, a leading TV and cinema post production facility in London (UK), servicing clients such as the BBC, ITV, HBO, etc.

Pierre-Albert Bouard - Centrale Paris
Pierre-Albert works as a director of product management and finance at AXA US.
After graduating from Centrale Paris he moved to Singapore to starts his career at AXA, then to Paris for a few years. In addition to his M.S. from Centrale Paris, Pierre-Albert is a Qualified Actuary, member of the French Institut des Actuaires.

Pierre Bismuth - ENSAE ParisTech
Pierre represents ENSAE ParisTech.
Pierre did most of his carreer in Human Resources, mostly with Schlumberger

Michael Jacobs - INSEAD
Michael Jacobs works in Global Securities within the Equities Division at Goldman Sachs.
He joined Goldman in November 2010 after working at Soros Fund Management as a Technology analyst. Michael obtained an MBA degree from INSEAD in July 2010 and a B.A. degree in Philosophy from Reed College, during which he focused on Ancient Philosophy and studied at University of Oxford, Wadham College.
Prior to business school, he began his career in the non-profit sector and has worked at George Soros's Open Society Institute and served in Kyrgyzstan as a volunteer in the U.S. Peace Corps.

Erez Abittan - Supélec
Erez is the representative of Supélec on the board of the AAGEF and is also the VP in charge of Regional Chapters.
Erez is a consultant in the Finance Risk and Compliance practice of Capco. Prior to joining Capco in 2009, Erez was a consultant with PwC Advisory and BearingPoint, and co-founded a music game company called WatZatSong.

Jean-Rodolphe Guis - Art & Métiers
Jean-Rodolphe graduated from ENSAM ParisTech in 2002. He recently arrived in New York with spouse and kids for an American experience in his life. He is currently Global Coordinator for Risk at BNP Paribas in the context of a significant program within the Bank. He has been working in the banking industry for five years after spending seven years as a consultant in Financial Risk Management (ending at Olivier Wyman). Back to 2008, he took responsibility of Treasurer for the SOCE (Gadz'Arts alumni) for a 3-year mandate. He is also currently a Board Member of the American Friends of Arts et Métiers (AFAM).

Raphaél Douady - École Normale Supérieure
Dr Raphael Douady, Mathematician and Economist, C.N.R.S. (French national centre forscientific research), Centre d'Économie de la Sorbonne, University of Paris 1. Academic director of LabEx ReFi. Founder & Head of Research, Riskdata S.A.
Raphael Douady is a French mathematician and economist, specialised in financial mathematics and chaos theory. A former fellow of Ecole Normale Supérieure in Paris, he earned his Ph.D. in 1982 in Hamiltonian dynamics and became strongly involved in Finance in 1993. Currently affiliated with Paris 1-Sorbonne University and the French CNRS, he is the Academic Director of LabEx ReFi and has also been appointed International Associate Professor at NYU Polytechnic Institute. He has lead and organized numerous academic and practitioner conferences, including the NYU Courant Institute math finance seminar and FEBS conferences. His most recent research topics are extreme risks and systemic risk.
Raphael Douady is one of the founders and the research director of Riskdata, a market-leading provider of risk management tools for the financial industry.

François Duvergne - Supaéro
François is Chief Operating Officer of 901D, a US company specialized in the design and manufacturing of electronics enclosures for Defense and Homeland Security applications.
He holds a BS in Aerospace Engineering and a MS in Computer Science from ENSAE (Supaéro).

Virginie Costa - Audencia
Virginie Costa graduated from Audencia Management School in 1996 in Nantes.
She is the Chief Financial Officer for the Americas and member of the Group Executive Strategic Committee with Burberry.
Prior to joining Burberry in 2011 and since 2005, Virginie was the Senior Vice President in charge of Finance and Operations & CFO with Hermès for the USA, transferred to New York after having spent four years as International Financial Controller in Paris with Hermès International.
Prior to Hermès, she worked at Canal+ Group (a Vivendi Universal company) in Paris leading the group US GAAP consolidation and accounting projects. She started her career in external audit with KPMG and Arthur Andersen in France.

Manuel Barbero - Telecom ParisTech
Manuel has spent all his 25+ year career in North America building and managing technology intensive businesses at France Telecom, KPMG Peat Marwick, UBS and most recently as head of Architecture, Engineering and Integration at Bridgewater Associates, the world largest hedge fund.
As a CTO Operative and investor, he advises a range of startups from e-QUANT, which focus on Environmental, Social and corporate Governance analysis to MIXER a the private Social Network site for leaders in the art, music, fashion, and film industries.

Léo Lemordant - Centrale Lyon
Representing Ecole Centrale de Lyon, Léo is attending a PhD in Earth Sciences at Columbia University. He focuses his research on the land-biosphere-atmosphere interactions in terms of water, energy and carbon balance, and the impact of climate on the society.
In parallel to these scientific activities, Léo is launching with three associates www.enerfip.fr, a crowdfunding platform dedicated to the renewable energy projects.
Prior to coming in the US, Léo has been working during four years as engineer to develop hydro-electric projects in the emerging countries. From this experience is born the idea of Enerfip, to solve equity problem renewable energy developers sometimes face while enabling citizen to directly involve in the necessary energy transition.

Jean-Yves Magnan - Mines ParisTech
Jean-Yves is a Director in the Corporate Strategy and M&A group of Citi, which he joined in 2006 after spending five years at Standard & Poor's in New York. He started his career in the United States as a research associate in the applied mathematics department of Yale University
He is a graduate of the École des Mines de Paris (promotion 96).

David Boulakia - EM Lyon