Chairman & Founder

Hugues de Saint Germain, is a former student of École Polytechnique (1987), New York State University (International Finance), Paris-Dauphine University (MBA in Corporate Finance) and École des Mines de Paris (1990). He becomes a member of the Corps des Mines in 1990.

After a start in the USA with Vishay Inc. (electronics components), he joins the French Ministry of Industry, where he is first in charge of implementing programs to SME development in the Rhône-Alpes region.

In 1993, he is appointed Head of the Exploration-Production Service within the Petroleum Directorate; at this time he becomes director of Elf Aquitaine Production, member of the supervisory board of the French Petroleum Institute (IFP), and director of Beicip Franlab (reservoir engineering).

In 1995, he joins the French Securities and Exchange Commission as Head of the Main Board within the Corporate Finance Division. He develops his practise in exchange markets, capital raising and issuing of securities, financial, tax, accounting, corporate governance and legal techniques, practices, documentation and regulations.

In 1997, he joins Soletanche SA (civil engineering, 1 billion USD turnover, 6 000 staff, 50 countries), and becomes a member of the Group Executive Committee in 1998. He is successively Group Secretary General in charge of finance & risks, M&A, strategy, innovation & transformation, I.T. and then Group Executive Vice President in charge of Asia, Business Development and Plant.

In 2001, he is appointed French Trade Adviser by Minister Loos and is elected board member of the French Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong.

In 2003, he starts working on Data Analytics, High Performance Computing, Real Time monitoring, Machine Learning and 3D imaging.

From 2010 to 2014, he is board member of the company BULL SA (a world leader in High Performance Computing), at the time listed on NYSE-Euronext.

He is the Chairman & Founder of FOROIL.