Speakers

Bruno Crémel

Bruno Crémel

General Partner, Partech Ventures

Speaker

Bruno Crémel  is  General  Partner  of  Partech,  responsible  for  the  Growth  fund.  He joined in May 2014. Prior  to  this,  Bruno  was  CEO  of  Darty  France,  the  leading  electricals retailer  (EUR 2.8B revenue, EUR 500M market cap., 196 stores, #1 e-commerce website for white products).  From  2006  to  2012,  he  was  General  Partner  and  executive  board  member  at  LBO France.  He  invested  around  EUR  300M  in  four  companies:  Maisons  du Monde (furniture  retail),  Averys  (equipment  goods),  Promovacances  (leading  French  online tour  operator)  and  Gravograph  (equipment  goods).  Early  2015,  Averys  was  sold  to Equistone with over 2,5x multiple and Maison du Monde was sold to Bain Capital with 2x multiple. From 1998 to 2006, Bruno held different senior executive positions at worldwide retail leader  Kering  (former  PPR  Group –  market  cap.  EUR  20B+),  first  as  CEO  of  PPR Interactive and member of the PPR Executive Board, then as CEO of Fnac France, a major cultural, leisure and technological retail firm of the PPR group with a EUR 3B revenue.  He  started  his  career  as  a  high-level  civil  servant  at  the  Ministry of  Economy, managing  the  privatization  of  various  banks  and  public  insurance  companies  in  the late  90’s  before  being  appointed  Chief  of  staff  of  the  Minister  of  Economy  and Finance (Laurent Fabius) for 2 years. Bruno  holds  a  Master’s  degree  in  Sciences  from  the  Ecole  Centrale  de  Paris,  he graduated  from  the  Institut  d’Etudes  Politiques  de  Paris  and  is  an  alumunus  of  the elite   post   graduate   Ecole   Nationale   d’Administration   (Inspection   Générale   des Finances).