Team

DISCOVER CLIMATE CITY TEAM

Climate City SAS Strategic Committee President

Benoît BAZIRE

Climate City SAS Strategic committee President.
Alumnus of Polytechnic school and of ENA (NATIONAL ADMINISTRATION SCHOOL).
CEO and founder of the consulting firm CALETI.
Former CEO of AREVA TA.
Former Managing director for the armament

Email:bazire@climatecity.eu

Tel:+33 6 82 83 14 94

Climate City SAS Partner & President

Laurent HUSSON

A man with a lifelong fascination for space and a creative designer and advertising executive specializing in aerospace high tech for 25 years.
Graduate of CPA/HEC, Executive MBA.
Former student of Paul Sabatier University
Creator of the Explorer space tech consulting network (Toulouse, Montreal, Palo Alto, Tokyo) sold in 2003 to U.S. group Aon.
Creator of the first magazine on the history of the space adventure (Spoutnik Magazine) and of many space technology outreach conferences.
Former Vice-President of the strategic aerospace consultancy arm of Aon and of the Sales & Marketing unit of Telespazio France.
Key contributor behind Telespazio France’s EarthLab programme.
Board member of the Imag’in Space cluster and co-founder and CEO of London XLab and European XLab.
Member of the Aerospace Valley
Win the Prize ” Generali ” presented at the Annual Forum ” Les Respirations ” for the Climate City project

Especially creator of the following brands ( associated with the digital and aerospace ):
DigitalPlace,
Nature & Technologies,
Smartspace,
Climate City,
L’ETOILE by Aerocampus,
DigitalInTheSky,

Email:husson@climatecity.eu

Tel:+33 6 43 93 72 39

Partner & Managing Director of Climate City SAS

Dorian PENNER

After obtaining his MBA in Marketing from New York in 1992, Dorian returned to France as Product Manager and then Head of Marketing for the RICOH Group.

He went on to found a headhunting firm in Toulouse, identifying and recruiting top executives and engineers all over the world for numerous corporations in the aerospace sector.

Taking advantage of his international network of trusted contacts, Dorian became a partner in consulting firm Anewworld in 2008, where he provided strategic counselling for major French and foreign corporations seeking to consolidate their political and economic relations in certain regions of the globe.

Here, he was notably involved in missions for corporations such as Airbus, Latecoere, Heli-Union, Astrium, Air France, Thales and MDA, and helped to set up a Californian network of prime movers in IT and green technologies.

His personal interests have also helped him to build up a strong network of political and economic contacts in North America and Africa, living for nearly 10 years between Douala, Algiers and New York.

Email:penner@climatecity.eu

Tel:+33 6 71 72 00 19

Climate City SAS Project Manager for Corporate Communication

Margery GRIVAZ

Very concerned by climate change issues and ecology, Margery is in charge of the corporate communication, media relationship and events for Climate City.

Passionate about drama and litterature, she loves travels and new experiences.

Trained at ECS (European Communication School) in Toulouse.

Email:grivaz@climatecity.eu

Tel:+33 6 29 93 14 71

Partner & Deputy Managing Director for Innovation & Science for Climate City SAS

Laurent SAUVAGE

Laurent, studied Fundamtental Physics and Astrophysics at the University Pierre and Marie Curie, France, and at the university of St Andrews in Scotland, before doing his thesis in Atmospheric Physics at the Laboratory of Meteorology from CNRS and Ecole Polytechnique. After his studies, he founded the innovative company LEOSPHERE, awarded by the French Government in 2004.
Laurent is an expert in LIDAR (radar laser) technology and in the transport of natural and anthropogenic emissions into the atmosphere. He also chaired an International standardisation working group on lidars. He joined Climate City as director of Innovation to bring his skills in the development of the solutions which will allow a better resilience of cities facing climate change.

Email:sauvage@climatecity.eu

Tel:+33 6 62 26 01 98

Climate City SAS Co-founder & Scientific Committee Co-President

Yves M.TOURRE

A Frenchman in New York with a passion for the Southwest of France.
A world-renowned climatologist.
Researcher at Columbia University (New York).
Has published more than 120 papers in research reviews.
Formerly at the Meteo-France national weather service and now an expert working notably with CNES, the French space agency.

Email:tourre@climatecity.eu

Tel:+33 6 22 24 70 09

Partner & Deputy Managing Director in charge of the development for Climate City SAS

Philippe JOUTEUX

An entrepreneur with an inquisitive mind, Philippe created his first infographics company at the age of 20. This pioneering firm focused on digital signage and the Web confirmed his interest in new technologies.

While pursuing his studies at the INSEEC Business School, Philippe turned his sights further afield and in 1997 formed a company to import and sell goods from Asia. The combination of technology and international sales led him in 2000 to join a satellite services operator as EMEA Sales Manager, where he forged close ties with French and foreign media (Radio France Internationale, Agence France Presse, APS, MENA, MAP, etc.).

In 2007, Philippe moved to Telespazio, a subsidiary of the Thales/Finmeccanica group, where he was Key Accounts Manager in charge of marketing a broad palette of satellite solutions for telecommunications and Earth remote sensing. Through his 16 years of experience with space applications, Philippe has successfully cultivated close relations with stakeholders across a diverse spectrum of markets including media (France Médias Monde, France Télévisions), retail (Intermarché, Cultura), energy (Total, Engie) and operators (Eutelsat, SES, Afrique Telecom).

This year he became associate director of European XLab and the administrator of Climate City.

Email:jouteux@climatecity.eu

Tel:+33 6 12 70 91 13

Expert member of the Strategy Committee Advisor in charge of institutional relations and public affairs

Mathilde LORENZI

Mathilde Lorenzi is a graduate of the EDHEC business school in Lille and the IEP political studies institute (Sciences Po) in Paris.
She began her career with the marketing teams at Microsoft Europe before heading up marketing and communications at Actimagine, a French start-up that conceived a video technology subsequently acquired by Nintendo.
She then joined the communications team in the office of Christine Lagarde during her tenure as France’s Minister of the Economy, Industry and Employment.
Mathilde helped to organize the 9th Rencontres Economiques forum in Aix-en Provence, for which she was in charge of relations with conference speakers, development of press relations and communication.
In 2010, she founded and headed with her sister It Mylk, the first frozen yogurt brand in France, and built it up into the leading brand in its category in the space of a few years.
In 2014, Mathilde took over in partnership with Thomas Kerting the Les Respirations air quality forum. This must-attend annual event in Paris has already attracted more than 500 attendees, partners and top-flight speakers.
Mathilde is the author of La Bataille de l’air : Enjeux économiques de la qualité de l’air (The Battle for air: Economic stakes of air quality), a book co-written with Frédéric Gonand and Thomas Kerting, published in January 2015 by Descartes & Cie.

Parnter & In charge of Administration and Finances for Climate City SAS

Olivier VILLAIN

Hails from the Marais Poitevin area of Western France, now a citizen of Bordeaux with a passion for the wild and a keen interest in forestry issues.
Graduate of ESSEC business school, did voluntary service overseas in South Africa.
Formerly with Arthur Andersen and Brossard.
Former Head of management control with a number of firms, notably in the agri-food sector.
A financial advisor who has developed a passion for start-ups and project funding.

Email :villain@climatecity.eu

Tel :+33 6 75 02 44 22

Co-chairman of CLIMATE CITY SAS scientific committee

Roger SOLARI

A Mediterranean with a passion for travels and French Guiana.
Graduate of France’s Ecole de l’Air and Ecole Supérieur de Guerre Aérienne Air War Colledge.
Registered on the French Air and Space Academy Dictionnary.
Former Psdt&Ceo Hurel-Hispano-Meudon (Snecma) and SVP Head of Arianespace launch facilities Kourou (French Guiana).
Expert in the international space launch market and global aerospace issues.
Leader of key aerospace networks in Brazil and California.

Email:solari@climatecity.eu

Tel:+33 6 08 17 54 04