Board members

The Board gathers TEHTRIS’ co-founders and main investors (permanent members and observers), plus three independent members, who define the company’s general direction and key priorities together.

Éléna POINCET, is the CEO and Co-founder of TEHTRIS, publisher of the TEHTRIS XDR Platform cyber security software, deployed worldwide. Éléna was previously an operational expert in managing and leading specialized teams for the French Ministry of the Armed Forces, where she served for 26 years. Drawing on this technological and operational experience, in 2010 she co-founded TEHTRIS, a company specializes in the fight against cyber-espionage and cyber-sabotage, and in intelligence on cyber-threats. Her mission is to define TEHTRIS’ objectives and strategy, as well as its implementation worldwide, while anticipating legal, financial, HR, technical and commercial developments.

Laurent OUDOT, serves TEHTRIS as a co-founder, where his involvement contributes to shaping operations and innovations. His mindful approach to cybersecurity promotes peaceful collaborations with international partners, where shared understanding and togetherness give rise to pragmatic and balanced solutions.
As CTO, Laurent and his team are committed to delivering solid and effective defense against cyber threats globally with the TEHTRIS XDR Platform.
A holder of an engineering degree from ENSEIRB-MATMECA and an Executive Master’s from École Polytechnique, his dedication to the continuous advancement of cyber protection and knowledge sharing resonates throughout the company and beyond.

Having worked previously throughout Europe and the USA, Guillaume Girard has extensive investment, advisory & operational experience. Prior to Jolt Capital, he was most recently Associate Director at A Plus Finance, responsible for technology & growth transactions where he oversaw and executed numerous investments & exits.

Preceding this, Guillaume was Managing Partner of Seenago, a strategic & financial advisory boutique specifically handling assignments relating to growth financing and restructuring. In addition, Guillaume has held roles including; Partner at Sophia Euro Lab, Vice President at both PwC Securities and Mercator Capital, and also serving time as a Senior analyst with Orange USA. Guillaume is a graduate of the University of Paris Descartes with a major in Finance and Accounting, and of the Institut Supérieur de Gestion where he gained his Master in Finance.

Guillaume is currently on the board of TEHTRIS, EfficientIP and Mobsuccess.

François Lavaste joined Tikehau Ace Capital as Partner in 2019 after spending 7 years at Airbus, where he had held various general management positions in the field of cybersecurity, in particular CEO of Airbus Cybersecurity, Founder & CEO of Stormshield and Head of Digital Security and Data Governance for the Defence and Space division.

Prior to that, François headed Netasq, a major player in network security (sold to Airbus in 2012), and worked for more than 10 years in the United States for various Silicon Valley technology start-ups (e.g. Brightmail, a pioneering anti-spam filtering company, sold to Symantec in 2004). He is a graduate of ESCP Business School and holds an MBA from Harvard Business School.

Independent members

Jean-Bernard Lévy

Chairman and CEO of EDF, the world leader in low-carbon energy, from November 2014 to November 2022, Jean-Bernard Lévy now devotes his time to consulting and corporate board activities.

Previously, he served as Chairman and CEO of the electronics group Thales from 2012 to 2014, and as Chairman of the Management Board of Vivendi from 2005. He has also worked in the Oddo, Lagardère and Orange groups, as well as in the ministerial staff of Gérard Longuet on two occasions.

Jean-Bernard Lévy is a graduate of the Ecole Polytechnique and Télécom Paris Tech.

Antoine Troesch

Antoine Troesch joined Demeter Investment Managers as a Managing Partner in October 2023. Since 2018, he was the Chief Investment Officer of Banque des territoires, a business unit from the Caisse des Dépôts Group, gathering all local economic development tools of CDC. With his teams he manages a €7 Bn portfolio of assets across France in various fields: energy, infrastructure, digital, innovation, real estate, impact investing, etc.
His career began in 2002 as a financial analyst at Morgan Stanley. He worked in particular on subjects such as energy and infrastructure, including the EDF IPO. In 2005, he joined Areva, presently Orano, as a manager in the strategy department. He was in charge of the various agreements and partnerships with Kazakhstan, Japan and South Korea. In 2008, Antoine Troesch became VP Strategy for the Uranium enrichment business, in charge of the industrial transition between the Eurodif plant and the Georges Besse II plant in the Drôme region. He then was Head of Mergers and Acquisitions from 2011 to 2015, before becoming Head of the Chemistry and Enrichment business and a member of Orano’s Executive Committee.
Antoine Troesch is a graduate of the Institut d’études politiques de Paris and the École Centrale Paris.

Richard Vacher Detournière

Richard brings TEHTRIS his strong experience in the software and security industries as well as long lasting international exposure and expertise in finance, corporate development, and corporate governance. He currently serves as group CFO of pharmaceutical company Provepharm Life Solutions (France, USA). He previously held general manager and CFO positions at Odigo (SaaS platform for CRM), Verimatrix (content and application protection software (Europe, US) and Inside Secure (secure contactless semiconductors, Europe, US, Asia). Earlier in his career, Richard was an investor in the private equity and venture capital industries for 12 years, based in France and Silicon Valley, California. He started as a consultant in the audit and transaction support services practices, based in France and Central Europe. Richard, a graduate of Amiens business school (France), holds a Master’s degree in accounting and finance.

Membres observateurs 

Pierre Garnier, Managing Partner – Jolt Capital

Pierre Garnier, Managing Partner at Jolt Capital, has over 30 years of operational and C-suite experience across large corporates and scale-ups, in sectors such as semiconductors, hardware, software and cybersecurity. Prior to joining Jolt Capital, Pierre was most recently President of e2v-semiconductor, a leader in the semiconductor market for aerospace & defence where he accelerated growth of 15% in less than a year before its sale to the Teledyne Group in 2017.

Preceding this, Pierre served as COO of Inside Secure (EUR: INSD) where he led its transformation from a semiconductor player into an embedded software security leader. Pierre has also held various other top executive roles including VP & General Manager of the Wireless BaseBand Business Unit at Texas Instruments (TI), CEO at Everbee Networks, and General Manager of the Broadband Chipset Business Unit at Alcatel Microelectronics (now part of ST-Microelectronics). 

Pierre holds an Engineering degree from École Supérieure d’Électricité (Supélec), and a Master of Solid State Physics from UPMC (Pierre and Marie Curie University).

He is currently on the boards of UnitySC, Microoled and Interel, and an observer on the boards of EfficientIP and TEHTRIS.

Mayeul De Pierrefeu, Associate – Tikehau Capital

Mayeul de Pierrefeu joined Tikehau Ace Capital as an Associate in 2021 after spending over 3 years as a strategy consultant at Strategy& (formerly Booz & Company), where he contributed to various assignements including several Due Diligences for Technology & Sofware companies.

He is a graduate of ESCP Business School and studied on the Paris and Berlin campuses.

Alexandra PAILHES, Head of Investments – OPEN CNP

Alexandra Pailhes is head of investments at Open CNP, CNP Assurances’ corporate venture fund, which invests in and supports start-ups in France and Europe. With a portfolio of more than 18 investments, notably in the cybersecurity, fintech, insurtech and climate sectors, the aim is to support startups in line with the CNP Assurances group’s core businesses.

Alexandra began her career in London and has extensive international experience in non-quoted investments with institutional investors in France and the UK.

Alexandra is also an active member of CFA Society France and continues to participate regularly in initiatives promoting diversity in the financial industry.