HEC Paris supports entrepreneurship and interviewed two visionaries and HEC graduates: Eric la Bonnardière (M.06) and Alexis Grabar (MBA.02).
This article was first published by HEC Paris in September 2015.
I am a Franco-American entrepreneur who has been based in London for the past 13 years. I am an expert in the Aviation, Media, Tech, Luxury, Retail and Cosmetics industries with a particular focus on UK and International markets.
Prior to my MBA from HEC Paris, I worked in the private sector with Eurocopter, Airbus and Cap Gemini. I have since founded 4 companies in the UK, France, and Russia, including AviaMediaTech and Avolus.
Today I am a Board member of the 1st cosmetics group in Russia in charge at the Arnest Board level of Corporate Governance, Governmental relations, International major accounts management, Internal/External communication, and HR.
The idea behind AviaMediatech is a consulting and Capital Services company capable of:
1) incubating companies, 2) fund-raising, 3) consulting SME/Family businesses/ Fortune 500 companies at Management and Board levels with a focus on 3 original industries: Aviation, Media, and Technology.
Creating a sustainable and scalable business model, not being taken over by managing the incubated companies (Avolus/VHLC/KHC), not being able to become a Venture Capital Fund to finance as I was not coming from an Investment banking background but from an industrial one.
13 years ago, HEC Paris MBA gave me the toolbox to do all this with strategy/finance/ marketing skills.
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