Dear fellow alumni,
The HEC Investment Banking and Private Equity Alumni Group (Banque d’Affaires / Capital Investissement « BACI ») is organizing another informal networking event in London on Tuesday, 27th of September 2016 at 8 St James' Square to strengthen the London community working in finance.
For this September event we are delighted to have an outstanding HEC Alumni guest speaker, Alexandre Mars (H99), a serial entrepreneur and engaged philanthropist. Alexandre launched and sold several companies in Europe and in the US to firms like Publicis or Blackberry. While managing his family office Blisce/, he founded the Epic Foundation which connects the world's leading philanthropists and corporations with outstanding organizations focused on youth wellbeing. Alexandre will provide us with some insight into his career as an entrepreneur and his philantropic activities and will tell us how he thinks he is currently disrupting the philantropic industry.
We look forward to welcome you at the SGPB Hambros' office (just a 5-minute walk from Piccadilly Circus) for some drinks and canapes generously offered by our sponsors.
Price: £15.00 for HEC members and guests. As the capacity is limited, please make sure you RSVP on this Eventbrite event.
Proceeds from tickets will be used to fund the BACI UK's particpation to the Epic Foundation
The BACI UK Group
Etienne Casara (email@example.com)
Bohumil Vosalik (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Details about the event:
Date: Tuesday, 27th of September 2016
Time: From 7.30pm onwards
Venue: SGPB Hambros, 8 St James's Square, SW1Y 4JU
Plenty of drinks and nibbles will be served during the event
EPIC Foundation and the HEC Investment Banking and Private Equity group warmly thank the SGPB Hambros French team for generously hosting the event with us at their Mayfair office.
The HEC BACI Group would also like to thank its long term sponsors, Grant Thornton and AyacheSalama, for their continued support to our events in London and Paris.
Over the past 15 years, Alexandre Mars has launched and sold several companies in Europe and the United States in the business and technology sectors. Alexandre’s passion for entrepreneurship blossomed early; he started his first venture at 17. His last two startups, Phonevalley (a mobile marketing agency) and ScrOOn (a social media management system), were sold to Publicis Groupe and Blackberry.
Alexandre is passionate about fighting inequalities. In 2014, he founded Epic Foundation to bridge the gap between a new generation of individual and corporate donors and organizations supporting children and youth globally. Epic is developing new tools focused on enhancing how donors select, monitor and experience their impact. His vision is to disrupt the philanthropic industry by combining passion and expertise with game-changing technology and partnerships, that's why he is regularly quoted by newspapers and news networks like the Financial Times, Le Monde, BFMTV and the Wall Street Journal.
In 2015, Alexandre was named one of New York City’s top 20 philanthropists under 40 by the New York Observer.
A longstanding member of the technology community, Alexandre continues to invest in high-growth technology companies through his family office Blisce/, including Spotify, Pinterest and Blablacar.
Alexandre lives in Brooklyn with his wife and three children, whom he adores traveling with. A devoted practitioner of mixed martial arts, Alexandre loves sports; he ran both the Paris and New York City Marathons.
Société Générale Private Banking Hambros (SGPB Hambros): based in London, the SGPB Hambros French team is dedicated to French nationals resident in the UK. With more than 150 years of expertise, your individual needs are placed at the centre of our tailor-made solutions and would encompass international wealth planning, investment services, lending and day to day banking.
AyacheSalama is a leading independent French business law firm established more than 25 years ago.
The firm is highly recognized in the following sectors: Private Equity, Mergers & Acquisitions, Banking & Finance, Litigation, Tax, Employment Law, Real Estate, Insolvency, Employee Share Incentive & Saving Schemes, Sport.
With an office in Paris and in London, the firm’s client base mainly comprises large French and foreign industrial groups and companies, private equity funds, financial institutions and investment banks.
Grant Thornton is one of the world’s leading organisations of independent assurance, tax and advisory firms. For more than 100 years Grant Thornton has provided valued service to organisations with the potential to grow, to operate internationally, that needed to adapt to market conditions and deal with complex events or transactions. Grant Thornton employs 40,000 people in 130 countries.