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Top FinTech Thought Leaders in France

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Success in any industry, in financial services especially, is attributed to a combination of factors, including economic conditions, federal support, regulatory environment, the role of the main stakeholders, and, of course, the leadership, expertise and guidance provided by the influencers’ community. Every country has its own community of thought leaders dedicated to national success. Previously, we have looked at the community of FinTech influencers in the US and top FinTech influencers in Italy.

This time, let’s turn France as a European country with rich and rapidly growing FinTech ecosystem. France is among the countries that truly know and appreciate the value of knowledge and has a history of focusing on talent – the foundation of any innovative nation. The whole ecosystem in the country is tuned to create a climate for active, almost barrier-free, growth and development of innovative solutions in the financial sector and beyond. The success of that endeavor is indicated in numbers – from January to September 2016, FinTech investments in France increased by 71%, indicating growing interest in the segment. In Q3 2016, funding to French tech companies passed a record of $1.5 billion.

France also has an extensive incubator network that counts over 41 dedicated incubators (50 Partners, 104factory, Belle de Mai, Savoie Technolac, Paca-Est, EuraTechnologies, EM Lyon, Montpellier BIC, Paris Pionnières, and many more) across 12 major cities nurturing the next generation of innovators.

Among other attractive for startups and entrepreneurs hallmarks, French Secretary of State to the Minister of the Economy and Finance in charge of Digital and Innovation, Axelle Lemaire notes that France offers a truly supportive fiscal and legal framework for startups with entrepreneurs privileges and tax cuts for the corporation.

Flourishing entrepreneurial community in France partially owes its success to the strong leadership of FinTech supporters across industries. The FinTech influencers list that the LTP Team has put together is based on both thinkers and doers in the FinTech and FinServ space. It includes startup founders/CXOs, bankers, technologists, industry experts/advisors, regulators and people who run associations and industry bodies.

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With any questions or recommendations regarding the list of top FinTech influencers in France, please reach out to the LTP Team at follow@letstalkpayments.com or Nicolo Petrone, Global Venture Development, MEDICI, at nicolo@letstalkpayments.com.

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Position
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Adrien Choquet

 AEC Fintech  Associate Director
 Top FinTech Thought Leaders in France

Anthony Deydier

Le Groupe La Poste Head of Digital Lab
 Top FinTech Thought Leaders in France

Aymeril Hoang

Societe Generale

Head of Group Innovation

 Top FinTech Thought Leaders in France

Cedric Teissier

Finexkap CEO
 Top FinTech Thought Leaders in France Céline Brognaux Societe Generale

Head of Open Innovation

 Top FinTech Thought Leaders in France

Céline Lazorthes

Leetchi, Mangopay Founder and CEO
 Top FinTech Thought Leaders in France

Charles Beigbeder

Gravitation President
 Top FinTech Thought Leaders in France Chedy Riahi BNP Paribas

Innovation Associate

Top FinTech Thought Leaders in France   Christian Bombrun Orange

VP Marketing, Entertainment and Digital Services

 Top FinTech Thought Leaders in France

Christophe Puyo

Prexem Founder and co-CEO
Top FinTech Thought Leaders in France   Cyril Chiche Lydia

CEO

 Top FinTech Thought Leaders in France

Delphine Desgurse

Le Groupe La Poste Head, Digital Strategy and Innovation
 Top FinTech Thought Leaders in France Fabrice Marsella Le Village by CA

Managing Director

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Florian Graillot

AXA Strategic Ventures Senior Associate
Top FinTech Thought Leaders in France François Guéno Natixis

Manager, Innovation

 Top FinTech Thought Leaders in France

Frédéric Oudéa

Societe Generale CEO
 Top FinTech Thought Leaders in France Geoffroy Goffinet ACPR

Deputy Director, Authorizations, Licensing and Regulation

 Top FinTech Thought Leaders in France

Ivo Streiff

AXA Head of Innovation
Top FinTech Thought Leaders in France   Jean-Louis Bancel Crédit Coopératif

Chairman

 Top FinTech Thought Leaders in France

Jean-Michel Pailhon

Ciallogy,</p>

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Founder, Ciallogy
 Top FinTech Thought Leaders in France Jean-Michel Reynoird Groupe BPCE

Head, FinTech

 Top FinTech Thought Leaders in France

Joan Burkovic

Bankin’ Co-Founder and CEO
 Top FinTech Thought Leaders in France Julien Gueguen Crédit Mutuel Arkéa

Responsible Innovation

 Top FinTech Thought Leaders in France

Kamal Bouhouch

Banque de France Manager, Open Innovation LAB
 Top FinTech Thought Leaders in France Laurent Nizri Paris FinTech Forum

Founder and CEO

 Top FinTech Thought Leaders in France

Marie-Anne Barbat-Layani

La Fédération bancaire française (FBF) General Director
 Top FinTech Thought Leaders in France Martine Lepel Societe Generale

Head of Business Intelligence and Innovation

 Top FinTech Thought Leaders in France

Minh Q. Tran

AXA Strategic Ventures General Partner
 Top FinTech Thought Leaders in France Nicolas Chatillon S-money

CEO

 Top FinTech Thought Leaders in France

Olivier Goy

Lendix Founder and CEO
Top FinTech Thought Leaders in France   Olivier Lepeltier Banque de France

Deputy Head of Digital and Innovation Division

 Top FinTech Thought Leaders in France

Patrice Bernard

Conix CEO
 Top FinTech Thought Leaders in France Patrick de Nonnevill Lendix

COO

 Top FinTech Thought Leaders in France

Pierre-Antoine Vacheron

Ingenico EVP, E-Payments
Top FinTech Thought Leaders in France   Pierre-Philippe Groupe BPCE

Director, Innovation

 Top FinTech Thought Leaders in France

Ronan Le Moal

Crédit Mutuel Arkéa CEO
 Top FinTech Thought Leaders in France Sofia Merlo BNP Paribas

Co-CEO, BNP Paribas Wealth Management

 Top FinTech Thought Leaders in France

Stéphane Richard

Orange CEO
 Top FinTech Thought Leaders in France Thierry Bedoin Banque de France

Chief Digital Officer

 Top FinTech Thought Leaders in France

Xavier Niel

Kima Ventures Founder
Top FinTech Thought Leaders in France   Yves Tyrode Groupe BPCE

Chief Digital Officer

 Top FinTech Thought Leaders in France

Hugues Le Bret

Compte-Nickel Founder and CEO
 Top FinTech Thought Leaders in France Camille Tyan PayPlug

CEO

 Top FinTech Thought Leaders in France

Alexandre Prot

Qonto CEO
Top FinTech Thought Leaders in France   Adina Grigoriu Active Asset Allocation

Founding Partner, CEO

 Top FinTech Thought Leaders in France Cyril Tramon WeShareBonds

President

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