AI for Industry, Summit 2022


Francois Lavaste


ACE Management


François Lavaste joined Ace Management (a Tikehau Capital company) as Partner in 2019 from Airbus, where he played various roles in the cybersecurity domain, including CEO of Airbus Cybersecurity, founder&CEO of Stormshield and Head of Digital Security and Data Governance for the Defence and Space division. Prior to those experiences, François helmed Netasq, a leading network security company (sold to Airbus in 2012), and worked for over 10 years in the US for various Silicon Valley companies (incl. Brightmail, the anti-spam filtering pioneer, sold to Symantec in 2004). He graduated from ESCP Business School and holds an MBA from the Harvard Business School.

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