Areas of expertise:
Joint European Disruptive Initiative
André Loesekrug-Pietri, 45, French and German nationalities, held leadership positions in private equity, government, industry and as an entrepreneur.
He is currently managing the public-private Joint European Disruptive Initiative (J.E.D.I.), aiming to accelerate France and Germany’s leadership in disruptive innovations, after being appointed Special Advisor to the Minister of Defense in the first Government of President Macron, responsible for European Defense policy, as well as technology and disruptive innovation. He is founder of ACAPITAL, investing in fast-growing European companies with strong global potential, in particular in Europe and China. Before this, André led several investment funds in Europe and Asia, founded CarBoulevard.com, was assistant to the CEO of Aerospatiale-Airbus in Toulouse and started his career at Roland Berger Strategy Consultants and JP Morgan Chase. Graduate from HEC and from Harvard Kennedy School, he also attended Sup-Aero aerospace engineering school. Nominated Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum, he is a private pilot and Colonel with the French Air Force People’s Reserve.