Advisory Board

Jacques Lewiner

Few individuals are as prolific as French inventor, physicist and entrepreneur Jacques Lewiner. Throughout his career as a researcher spanning more than four decades, he has authored over 500 patent applications worldwide. He joined the French National Center for Scientific Research in Paris in 1968 and filed for his first patent in 1970. In 1973, Lewiner was appointed as professor in charge of the electromagnetism chair at the prestigious ESPCI Paris, which he later co-directed with Nobel laureate Georges Charpak. His honours include Doctor Honoris Causa at Technion - Israel Institute of Technology (2016).

André Petitclerc

André Petitclerc has more than thirty years of experience in principal investment with major Quebec investment institutions such as CDPQ, Desjardins Venture Capital and Investissement Quebec where he focuses on technology investments.

Steven Lambert

Steven brings 30 years of experience in technology : As a technology consultant, he advised corporates and big tech players in Europe and on the US West Coast (including Apple and Microsoft). As a technology entrepreneur, he founded, ran and exited a SAAS scale up in Proptech. As venture capital investor, he invested in and coached a portfolio of digital startups across Europe. Steven holds a master’s degree in civil engineering from the University of Leuven and an MBA from Wharton.

Sadji Haddadi

Sadji brings 20 years of banking and wealth management experience, mostly focusing on CIS UHNWI and Institutional clients. He has worked at BNP Paribas in Paris and Monaco, where his latest appointment was Head of CIS market and he is currently leading a team at CMB, Mediobanca Group. He holds a Master in Finance from Orleans University and speaks fluently English and French.

Me Normand Royal

Normand Royal began his career with the Tax Policy Group of the Department of Finance Canada in Ottawa and then moved to private practice in Montreal. His practice is mainly oriented towards the sale and purchase of businesses, tax reorganization and intergenerational transfer of businesses. He has a large clientele of small and medium sized Canadian and European companies, assisting them in their establishment in Canada.

He has been a lecturer for the past 6 years at the Faculty of Law of the Université de Montréal, teaching the Tax Planning course to 3rd year students. He has given several conferences in Europe to business people on Canadian legislation and strategies for setting up in Canada. He has also been a speaker at several conferences of the Association de planification fiscale et financière.