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.
Bénédicte joins Jouve on July 1st 2019 and works in the Paris office. She reports to Thibault LANXADE and leads the Communications team.
A graduate of the Paris Institute of Political Studies, Bénédicte starts her career as a journalist at BFM Business, among others. She later switches to public communication and takes on the role of communication counsellor within different ministerial cabinets (Budget, European Affairs, Higher Education and Research).
In 2012, Bénédicte joins the Influence department at Havas Paris as Associate Director, followed by the role of Director of Communication and Marketing of the Auvergne-Rhône Alpes Region in 2016. Thus, she coordinates the brand and communication strategy, and handles transformation, both on the external and internal levels.
Due to solid experience both in public and private sectors, in France and internationally, Bénédicte presents utmost proficiency in communication and change management.
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.
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).
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.
Engineering graduate of École Centrale de Lille, François has more than 20 years of experience in production management and the control of industrial processes.
After staring his career as a project manager at Faurecia in France and Brazil, he takes over as the manager of an Autonomous Production Unit in France where he implemented a continuous improvement program inspired by Toyota. Having this background, François joins Jouve in 2005 leading the projects related to data conversion (patents, ebook) and digitalization (banking, invoicing data) from Lens. Fulfilling his role, he manages a team of 80 employees and offshore sites (Sénégal, Madagascar).
In 2010, François becomes the manager of the Lens, Nancy and BNF sites. During this time, the most important projects are the implementation of Lean Management for all teams (at all levels) and the organization of the Customer Service Department by implementing the Net Promoter Score survey for customer satisfaction. After being in charge of managing the activities for digital production in France and at an international level in 2018, François becomes a member of the Executive Committee in May 2019.
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.