Team

Clermount is a team of experienced and passionate professionals dedicated to the deployment of innovative technologies with positive impact. We adhere to the highest standards of work ethics and aim for excellence in serving our clients.

  • Julien Deconinck

    Founder & Managing Director

  • Alix Laur

    Director

  • Dorian Maillard

    Vice President

  • Axel Coustere

    Senior Advisor Fintech

  • Thomas Duveau

    Senior Advisor Clean Energy Access

  • Marc Laur

    Senior Advisor Energy Technologies

  • Benoit Taconet

    Senior Advisor Digital Technologies

  • Axel Coustere

    Axel Coustere

    Senior Advisor Fintech

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    Axel co-founded HUBX, the premier capital raising and private placement solution for professionals. HUBX clients range from investment banks to brokers, wealth managers to investment syndicates and stock exchanges

    His experience in investment banking and tech start-ups brings unique skills vital to bridging finance and technology. Axel helps define HUBX’s vision to build the infrastructure that professional investment firms rely on to grow their private placement activities. This includes London Stock Exchange Group’s ELITE, which has so far raised £180M+ using HUBX technology 

    Axel is specialist in capital markets and technology. He helped originate and execute dozens of billion dollar debt and equity-linked funding transactions for FTSE 100 and other blue chip companies. In 2007 he left investment banking to immerse himself to learn the latest technologies and how to code. He developed a number of online platforms, including prototypes of financing and information platforms.

    Thomas Duveau

    Thomas Duveau

    Senior Advisor Clean Energy Access

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    Thomas Duveau is Chief Strategy Officer at the Access to Energy Institute (A2EI), the first collaborative research and development platform in the solar off-grid industry 

    Before joining A2EI, Thomas was head of business development of Mobisol, a German business developing solar energy systems for East Africa. 

    Prior to joining Mobisol Thomas worked as an officer for renewable energies for WWF Germany from 2008 to 2013. Prior to that, he served as Vice President at Global Capital Finance, focusing on investment with a focus on renewable energies. He has also worked in the Corporate Strategy Department of REUTERS in Germany, UK and the US.

    Marc Laur

    Marc Laur

    Senior Advisor Energy Technologies

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    Marc Laur was born in 1957. After graduating from Ecole Centrale Paris as an engineer, he held various executive and management positions in the industrial sector. 

    Marc began his career at Matra Group, as production and project manager. He moved on to Sommer Alibert Industrie (Faurecia), where he was responsible for different plants and subsidiaries in France and internationally before contributing, within the Industrial Direction, to the company’s strong development. In 1998, he becomes Managing Director of Aries Industries and, following the company’s acquisition by Wagon Automotive, a British industrial conglomerate, he is appointed MD Operations, Wagon Automotive Group, to manage its growth. In a similar context of rapid development, the position of Chief Industrial Officer is created for him at Eurocopter Group.

    After developing industrial services and engineering activities as President of Segula Aerospace, he joins the Areva group as MD, Operations of the Renewable Energy activities in 2010, before becoming Managing Director of Areva’s Bioenergy branch, a sector leader with operations in Asia, South America and Europe.

    Benoit Taconet

    Benoit Taconet

    Senior Advisor Digital Technologies

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    Benoit has been a digital entrepreneur since 2004. He co-founded Adiscos, one of the first professional training company that used web technology to deploy the services of 1000+ professional trainers to teach new skills to 4.000+ employees /year.  

    Benoit also co-founded Drivy, the C2C collaborative car rental european leader that raised 35M€+.  

    He then learned to code and co-founded Goodsh, a social bucket lists mobile app for places, movies, songs and books.  

    He is a specialist of digital technologies and advises fintech and technology companies.  

    He graduated from Ecole des Hautes Etudes Commerciales (HEC).

Our Partners

Specialist merchant bank focusing on helping companies prepare for larger financing and exits

Impact Africa Invest is a London-based consulting firm focusing on the African continent

We work with our partner HUBX to execute private placement transactions in a secure and regulated environment

Clermount LTD (FRN 832430) is an Appointed Representative of MJ Hudson Advisers Limited (FRN 692447) which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

Clermount LTD (FRN 832430) is an Appointed Representative of MJ Hudson Advisers Limited (FRN 692447) which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.