2018 Speaker Lineup | Over 150 Speakers announced
Strategy and Corporate Finance Consulting Director, Xona Partners
Along with his MBA, CFA, MSc Eng qualifications, Etienne has 18 years of experience in strategy and corporate finance consulting in the Telecom, Media and Technology sector (TMT), in both established and emerging markets. He is an affiliate of the TMT strategy boutiques Xona Partners and Hot Telecom. He started his career at PricewaterhouseCoopers.
Etienne has successfully delivered 75+ complex assignments, and helped corporations and private equity firms make difficult decisions related to investments, growth, regulation, and business transformation. This included strategic and industry reviews, target screening and valuations, commercial due diligence and acquisition planning and integration.
Whilst leading intense projects, Etienne coordinated the inputs of up to 40 people, and influenced senior directors and multiple stakeholders to guarantee their support. Through facilitating workshops, delivering presentations, and working across functions at all levels, Etienne has honed excellent interpersonal, listening and communication skills. He is also qualified in project and programme management.
Etienne has a passion for TMT convergence, digital innovation, and technology startups. He is also a Screening Committee Member for the London HBS Alumni Angels Association (HBSA). He evaluates and coaches startups operating in such areas as customer management, mobile commerce, workplace messaging, e-learning, healthcare, legtech, artificial intelligence, fintech, and smart living.
Native French speaker, bilingual in English, and conversant in Spanish, Etienne has experience living and working with teams and clients in multicultural environments, including pan-Europe and parts of the United States, the Middle-East, Africa and Asia.