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Paulo Castañón
President
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Paulo Castañón graduated from Stanford University in 1996 from the MSc. Operations Research Program. Additionally, he has degrees from INSEAD - MBA 2002 and Monterrey Institute of Technology (ITESM) – BSc. Telecommunications Engineering 1992. Paulo has more than 20 years of experience as executive managing Operations, Information Technology and Business Development at international companies in France, China, USA & Mexico. Companies include Procter & Gamble, CEMEX, Brambles, E2OPEN & INFOR. His area of interest and expertise is in the Enterprise Digital Transformation. He has launched start-ups, including the launch of the Roundten Sunglasses brand (roundten.eu), where he now sits at its board.

Paulo founded and is also leading the Supply Chain and Operations club at the INSEAD Alumni Association. He is fluent in Spanish, French and English and has notions of Mandarin. Paulo enjoys and actively participates at international marathons and long distance triathlons. He is active and enjoys guiding blind persons training and running for marathons at the courir-en-duo group.

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Bertrand Cochi
Vice-President
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Deborah Rubenstein
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Evelyne Nguyen
VP Corporate Relationships
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Evelyne graduated from ISG (Institut Supérieur de Gestion) and Stanford (SEP 2003).
After starting her career in the Food industries she specialized in the Pharma/Biotech domains mainly with Bristol Myers Squibb and LFB (Laboratoire français du Fractionnement et des Biotechnologies) – France. where she was appointed CFO - SVP Finance & Strategy, member of the Group’s Executive Committee, then EVP Bio manufacturing.
She founded in 2013 ANMPartners, a Finance, Strategy and Business Development advisory firm dedicated to Healthcare industries.
With intimate knowledge of biopharmaceutical specifics and native Asian culture, Evelyne’s key track records are related to M&As, strategic project management and financing.
Evelyne is member of SCF Board since 2012 and served as Treasurer from 2012 to 2014.
She is active in organizing corporate events, with key interests vis-à-vis Asia and Pharma/Biotech sectors.
Evelyne key role is to develop SCF relations with private & public companies and corporate structures.

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Frédéric Chalot
Treasurer
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Hippolyte Guilain
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Guilain is a Partner at Reed Smith LLP and advises sovereign-wealth funds, private equity funds, industrial clients and managers in private and public M&A and restructuring.

As a dual qualified lawyer in France and New York, Guilain is highly regarded for his in-depth knowledge of complex multi-jurisdictional work. Practicing in a broad range of sectors involving real estate, leisure, medical and retail, Guilain believes that both client trust and commercial thinking are key to successful transactions.

Guilain is a graduate of leading French business school HEC, where he majored in Legal and Tax studies, and of the University of Paris I Sorbonne where he obtained a Postgraduate Degree (DESS) in Business Law and International Taxation in 2003. Guilain obtained a LL.M. from Stanford Law School in 2009.

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Jan Koskenniemi
General Secretary & VP Partnerships
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Jan got his first master's degrees in law (University of Helsinki) and in finance (Hanken School of Economics) in Finland and attended Stanford a few years thereafter. Prior to Stanford, he started his career in the hedge fund (Estlander & Partners) and private equity (Varde Partners) industries in Helsinki and London, and as a lawyer at Roschier, Attorneys in Helsinki. During Jan?s time in London, he also cofounded a start-up hedge fund. At Stanford he completed a Master of Law degree in Corporate Governance & Practice, with a focus on the finance industry. Upon graduation, he joined the hedge fund team at Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson in New York and later joined the quantitative hedge fund Capital Fund Management in Paris, where he is currently based. In his free time he tries to do a lot of sports and likes to travel.

As the General Secretary of the Stanford Club of France, Jan focuses on, among others, maintaining our contacts with other alumni clubs and associations.

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Jean Plantevin
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Matthieu Rouif
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I attended the Ecole Polytechnique majoring in Economics and Physics and moved to Stanford to complete a master in Materials Science. Moving back to France, I started a first company, As-App, creating the first mobile apps for ski resorts which became used by 50+ ski resorts across Europe and Americas. I sold these apps to Lumiplan and moved forward to start HeyCrowd on which I worked for three years. HeyCrowd is a platform to make surveys more transparent, mobile and social. I joined Stupeflix start-up in the summer 2014 to work on the Replay app, the most powerful and smartest video editor on iPhone. Stupeflix was acquired by GoPro in 2016 and I am currently a product manager at GoPro. In my free time, I love meeting entrepreneurs, I started a monthly meetup at the Ecole Polytechnique, which brings entrepreneurs on campus to share their experience. It's called Startup café and I organise tech events for Stanford Alumni in Paris. I also enjoy skydiving, tennis and running and I am in love with Brazil

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Portia Eltvedt
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Yves Codet
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Yves attended the Ecole Spéciale des Travaux Publics and after a year with the R&D of the Port of New York Authority, he joined Stanford majoring in Operations Research in 1968.
After military service as a “coopérant” in Morocco, Yves moved back to France in the early 70’s.
He then held positions of EDP and Organization manager in various large companies.
In 1981 he bought back a couple of printing firms from an American company and held down the fort until retirement in 2010.
Yves also cofounded a start-up company in 2004 in the field of internet order processing and web to print.
He has presided over the destiny of the Stanford Club of France on and off from 1996 till 2011.
Yves enjoys playing golf and now lives in the south east of France.

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Erik Uzureau
CIO
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Erik graduated from Stanford with a bachelors degree in Computer Science (2001), right when things were getting hot in Silicon Valley. He immediately moved to the Cote d’Azur to work on his French. Since then he has lived and worked in Barcelona, Bahia, Boston, Mexico City, New York, and now Paris where he went back to school for an Executive MBA with the École Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées (2016). He has built software and run teams for companies like Amadeus, MetaCarta, TravelTripper, Google, and Criteo.

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Adeline Agut
VP Social Media
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Adeline graduated from the Ecole Polytechnique with a major in Biology & Ecology and from Stanford University with an MSc in Environmental Engineering in 2010. She started her career managing international development projects in the fields of water & sanitation, environment and climate change in Africa & Asia. She then moved to the innovation scene to become COO of a startup developing innovative water treatment solutions and now provides independent strategic advice to startups and bigger companies.
She has a keen interest in all matters related to environmental and social sustainability with a specific focus on social economy & entrepreneurship.

 

History of SCF Presidents

  • Alain BERDUGO
  • Francoise CARLY
  • Patrick DELFOSSE
  • Michael LEDGERWOOD
  • Alain KAGAN
  • Portia ELTVEDT
  • Eric ARCHAMBEAU
  • Yves CODET
  • Frederic CHALOT
  • Yves CODET
  • Alain KAGAN
  • Jun YEN
  • Jan CAILLEUX
  • Bertrand COCHI
  • Current President: Paulo CASTAÑON (Since March 2017)