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Stephane Barbier CDO at Transpolis


Stéphane is currently CDO – Chief Development Officer - of TRANSPOLIS - a smart city lab - in charge of marketing, communication, business development and the fundraising activity.

Prior to that, he was deputy CEO of STUDIOSANTE a fast-growing healthcare company specialized in home healthcare services. He ran the strategic development and the global operations.

Stéphane has had a varied and exciting career. He has been Senior Director of Business Development at INVESTINLYON and General Secretary of the WORLD TRADE CENTER LYON.

In his involvement in international business development, Stéphane led many strategic operations :

- he advised innovative startups and Fortune 500 companies start their business in France with a focus on the healthcare and cleantech sectors,

- he helped bringing talents to Lyon to make it one of the most attractive cities in Europe for the creative class,

- he worked closely with the finance industry - PE and Sovereign Wealth Funds from the GCC countries - to support strategic urban projects.

As General Secretary of the WORLD TRADE CENTER LYON, member of the World Trade Centers Association in NYC, Stéphane turned a non-profit association into a profitable private company with a major real estate project.

Prior to that, Stéphane ran INNOVEXPERT to boost the consulting activity for SMEs and tech companies.

Stéphane co-founded PARTNERS Consulting in 1996. During 7 years as CEO, he focused on strategy and business development with international clients. At this time, Stéphane was convinced that the humanities should be better combined with technology to face new innovation challenges.

Stéphane started his career as Marketing Director for OTIO France, a French high-tech startup for which he set promotional and marketing actions to launch several new products.