As an expert in digital transformation, Jouve’s management draws on its experience and knowledge of its customers’ business sectors to provide them with all the expertise dedicated to their specific issues and challenges.
Thibault Lanxade is a true entrepreneur committed to promoting companies’ growth and innovation in a digital and connected world.
He began his career in industrial companies including Société Générale, Shell, and Butagaz, where he held various management posts. In 2004, Thibault was promoted to CEO of the company Gazinox. In 2009, he became a digital entrepreneur, founding two companies including AlgoLinked en 2014.
While these career developments were taking place, Thibault was appointed Vice President of the French employers’ federation, MEDEF in 2014 leading the entrepreneurship and growth division and promoting entrepreneurship in France. In 2015, he co-founded and took the helm of an investment fund entitled “SME Long-term Employment”.
A Flatirons Solutions US board member since 2014, Thibault was appointed President and CEO of Jouve in October 2017 and has set himself the goal of speeding up its growth in France and around the world.
He is also a board member of provident group, Klésia and co-founded the Institut Anaxagore on January 10, 2018. This think tank seeks to contribute to thinking on standards affecting SMEs and intermediate-sized enterprises.
He has written several publications including “Patronat, Syndicats: Stops et encore !” and “Carnet de campagne, et si c’était lui” and regularly writes columns for major daily newspapers such as the Huffington Post, L’Obs, and L’Opinion.
Thibault holds a master’s degree from ESCP.
Etienne is a Chief Financial and Strategy Officer at Jouve, and a member of the Executive Committee.
Etienne Demailly began his career with the Nokia Corporation, where he held various executive roles both in France and in exports. Within this company, he was appointed Project Director responsible for managing key IT and telecoms contracts, notably with the French General Directorate for Armament (DGA), after serving in roles as a sales engineer and product manager.
In 2000, he moved to London where he developed the monetization of telecoms products for an American trading group. He later joined a Paris-based consultancy firm specializing in mergers and acquisitions set up by former Lazard Frères bankers, where he developed the small and mid-cap segment. In 2008, he joined Financière de Courcelles, where he continued to advise SMEs on equity financing and debt, transfers, acquisitions, LBOs and capital reorganization both in France and globally. He provides his clients with expertise based on a sound knowledge of institutional and family investment funds and private equity in general, genuine technical prowess in setting up finance for SMEs, and an ability to understand strategic and industrial issues.
Recently, Etienne Demailly has become involved in promoting business and helping his client companies grow through finance, transfers, and mergers. In 2013, he joined the entrepreneurship and growth division of the French employers’ federation, MEDEF and is involved in areas such as SME finance.
Etienne Demailly holds MBAs from HEC Paris and the Institut Supérieur d’Electronique de Paris (ISEP).
Stéphane Clément is the Sales, Offering, and Marketing Director for digital solutions and a member of the management committee.
Having studied business and general economics at Paris Dauphine University, Stéphane began his career as a sales representative with the Japanese company NICHIFUTSU SHOJI, where he ascended the ranks in less than 10 years to become a sales director with a global territory.
From 2000, Stéphane focused his career on the IT sector and continued to develop his marketing skills.
In 2011, he joined MANPOWER technology affiliate, PROSERVIA as CEO and quadrupled its sales in 6 years.
At Jouve, Stéphane manages the company’s sales and marketing strategy and ensures profitable growth of digital solution sales.
Benoît Drigny is a member of the management committee who has built most of his career at Jouve, which he joined in 1989 during the buyout of Azimut, founded in 1986 by himself.
He is a natural entrepreneur who, in 1990, was actively involved in setting up the company JSI within the group, where he took a management role. As part of these various roles and as a member of the group’s senior management team since 2001, he has driven innovation and led several buyout and start-up projects in Europe, China, Africa, India, and the US. As Chief Operations Officer, he currently manages all Jouve Group operations. These are conducted in several continents and cover a wide variety of services.
Benoît holds a degree in electrical engineering.
Sébastien Drouin is Group IT Director (Chief Technology Officer) and a member of the Executive Committee. A graduate of HEC Montréal, Sébastien worked in Canada for five years. He arrived in France in 1998 where for 14 years he held positions in IT project management in various sectors of activity (Groupama Banque, merger of Crédit Lyonnais and Crédit Agricole for Helpline, Alliance Healthcare and Cephalon). In 2012, Sébastien moved to Australia (ATOS, then ES2) to head up major document management (DMS), information security (PCI-DSS) and collaboration (Sharepoint) programs in the public and energy sectors. On his return to France in 2014, he took over the management of the information systems at Imprimerie Nationale Group, where he was responsible for digital transformation. In 2018, Sébastien joined Jouve to help devise a new IT strategy and support the Group’s digital transformation.
Christèle Blay, the Group’s Director of Communications, has been supporting the transformation of companies for several years and works in changing environments.
She began an international career in several sales positions in the leisure sector in London and the luxury hotel business (Conrad Prestige Club) in Brussels.
Christèle then joined the international start-up EMDS Consulting, which specializes in the recruitment and training of people with high international potential. She contributed to the commercial development of the French subsidiary in key accounts for four years and was responsible for communication and media partnerships.
She joined Jouve as Marketing Manager and then moved over to the position of Corporate Communication Manager to help define and head up the corporate communication strategy.
In 2018, Christèle became Communications Director in charge of supporting the Group’s digital transformation and redefining the brand’s positioning.
Pascal is an economics and management graduate of the IAE business school in Lille, who has devoted his entire career to HR.
Having gained valuable initial experience of labor relations and pay with Eiffage group affiliate, Norelec, Pascal joined the Jouve Group in 2001, where he was appointed general HR manager for the digitization business.
Since 2014, Pascal has managed the group HR department with a permanent focus on upholding excellent standards in terms of dialog and management of employee/management relations, recruitment, and HR development in the company.
In a climate of change driven by new technologies, generational developments, and a need to adapt our organizations, Pascal and his staff are keen to promote and support new projects focused on transforming the HR department in areas such as social innovation, quality of life at work, and managerial development.
He is a member of the Jouve management committee and reports directly to the President and CEO, Thibault Lanxade.
Lucie Bailly is Director of Transformation and assists the Executive Committee in leading and coordinating the operational management of the company’s Digital Transformation Plan.
After studying commerce and international marketing, Lucie began her career as a sales representative at 3M and Mars Alimentaire, before soon moving into consulting in the 2000s. Lucie specialized in supporting companies in Customer Relationship Management at software package publishers (PeopleSoft, Oracle), and then in French and International ESNs.
In 2014, she joined Jouve as Director of the Pre-Sales and Projects teams to implement a user-centric functional vision. In January 2018, she took up the position of Transformation Director within the Strategy Department.
Adrien is the Legal Director of Jouve and a member of the Executive Committee. After studying law and Anglo-Saxon business law in Nanterre and taking a postgraduate degree in international commercial law, Adrien began his career with the Alcatel Group where he worked on contracts in various business units (satellite bases, mobile infrastructures, etc.). He joined the Neopost Group in 2003, where he was in charge of international legal activities. In this capacity, he managed the legal aspects of some 40 subsidiaries and was involved in numerous external growth operations in Europe and Asia. He joined Jouve in 2015 and became a member of the Executive Committee in 2018. Adrien supports all the Group’s operational departments, streamlining the contractual process and keeping a close eye on customer requirements.