Under the chairmanship of Georges COUDRAY, the SOFIOUEST’s operational management is ensured by Patrice Hutin, Managing Director, and the investment teams, supported by the Administrative and Financial Department.
Chairman of the Board, Georges Coudray is also Chairman of the Investment Committee of Sofiouest. He is currently Honorary Chairman of CRÉDIT MUTUEL ARKÉA, which he managed for 17 years. Previously, he created an SME specialized in healthcare. Georges Coudray is also a director of the SOFIOUEST SOLIDARITÉ endowment fund.
Managing Director of SOFIOUEST since January 2017, Patrice Hutin is a businessman and entrepreneur. Before taking the helm of EXPONENTIEL, a company acquired in 2005 and sold in 2014 advising large SMEs and mid-cap companies on their strategic and operational development, Patrice Hutin was based in the United States. He has successfully developed the activity of several major players in golf equipment, most recently CALLAWAY GOLF, of which he was President & Chief Operating Officer from 2000 to 2005. Patrice Hutin has been a director of SOFIOUEST since 2007.
A graduate of EDHEC Business School, Florian brings his knowledge of the Growth-Transmission Capital ecosystem through his experiences in Private Equity, and mergers & acquisitions. Previously, he worked for EDENRED CAPITAL PARTNERS, a venture capital fund, before moving on to ERNST & YOUNG to manage small & mid cap M&A operations. As of 2018, he was in charge of the Growth Capital fund of the Growth and Technology team of independent management company A PLUS FINANCE.
Manon worked for almost 5 years in Corporate Venture Capital at AVIVA VENTURES in London, before moving on to 574 Invest (SNCF Group venture capital fund) in Paris. Through these experiences she has overseen investements in Seed and Series C funding in certain fintech sectors, notably mobility and industry. At SOFIOUEST, she is a Venture Capital Investment Manager. Manon is an ESSEC business school graduate.
Multi-skilled, Emilie is mainly in charge of the administrative and legal life of SOFIOUEST. She also monitors the ESG Policy and oversees communication (corporate, finance, shareholder relations, organization of company events).
Holder of a Master’s in Audit & Accounting (at the ESG Paris), she benefits from financial experience having previously worked in the sphere of mergers and acquisitions (as Head of Investments / External Growth at OGF) and in a consulting firm.
With her operational profile, Alice benefits from significant experience in support functions, acquired in an industrial environment in the wine and spirits sector (she was in charge of purchasing and sales administration at MARNIER-LAPOSTOLLE, which became CAMPARI in 2016). After a spell at ACCENTURE abroad, she sought an office manager role to broaden her scope and handle the back office in a human-sized structure. Her vocation: playing the role of facilitator, working for and with the team. Previously an office manager in a restructuring consultancy and then in an audit firm, she joined SOFIOUEST in 2022. Alice is a graduate of SKEMA Business School.
Pierre-Emmanuel Boulic is a recognized expert in private equity. He advises SOFIOUEST in the management of investments in innovative companies. Before joining CRÉDIT MUTUEL ARKÉA
in February 2016 to develop Arkéa Capital’s Innovation division, he spent some twelve years working in the field of private equity: SWEN CAPITAL PARTNERS, CRÉDIT LYONNAIS ASSET MANAGEMENT (now OMNES CAPITAL), then AXA PRIVATE EQUITY (now ARDIAN).
With the creation of BETTER WAY in 2019, Élodie sought to advance the cause of impact investing among investors and companies, by supporting them in their responsible or impact-oriented approach, from the definition of a strategy to its concrete implementation and evaluation. Previously, she worked for 10 years at INVESTISSEURS & PARTENAIRES, an impact investment group dedicated to African SMEs, following a 2-year experience in Tunis raising funds for philanthropic projects.