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. This executive committee is supported by a team of 2500 professionals.
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 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).
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.
Benoit Drigny also serves as Director of the Print & Related Services business at Jouve.
Benoît holds a degree in electrical engineering.
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.
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.