Founders



Alain Rolland, Chairman
A software development engineer and entrepreneur, Alain has over 25 years of experience in business management and the telecom industry.

He spent 10 years as CEO of EBlink, a company he created in 2005 to provide innovative wireless deployment solutions for mobile networks.

In 2013, Alain joined the French government's Telecom Sovereignty Initiative steering committee, where he heads the initiative focused on relations between SMEs/startups and corporate groups.

Olivier Baujard, Strategic Committee, Strategic partnerships
A graduate of the Ecole Polytechnique and Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Télécommunications in Paris, Olivier Baujard has more than 30 years of experience in the tech industry.

From 2009 to 2012 he served as CTO of Deutsche Telekom A.G., one of the world’s leading integrated telecommunications companies.

Prior to that, Olivier was CTO at Alcatel Lucent and CEO of Alcatel-Lucent France.

 

Richard Burton, Strategic Committee, Finance
Richard is a former Chairman of the French Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Hong Kong, and of the European Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong.

He spent 16 years in Hong Kong working for Coface, where he developed and ran the trade credit insurance and political risk businesses across 13 countries.

In 2016 Richard set up Magellan Capital Advisors, to help young tech companies with their development and fund-raising. He is an active Angel Investor and board advisor.

Philippe Rolland, Strategic Committee, Finance
Philippe has spent the past 11 years at the BPCE (the 2nd largest French banking group), where he is currently VP for ESS (Social Solidarity Economy) & Institutional markets.

Prior to that, he spent 15 years at the Group Crédit Coopératif.

Philippe is a graduate of INSEEC business school with a degree in Economy and Financial Management. He also holds a Master's in Management of Associations & Social Solidarity Economy, from Sorbonne University.