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

    Managing Director

  • Benoit Taconet

    Managing Director

  • Alix Laur

    Director

  • Ivan Pilot

    Director

  • Dorian Maillard

    Vice President

  • Hermes Fansi

    Analyst

  • Caroline Marty

    Administration and PR

  • Axel Coustere

    Senior Advisor Fintech

  • Thomas Duveau

    Senior Advisor Clean Energy Access

  • Marc Laur

    Senior Advisor Supply Chain

  • Olivier Bronner

    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 Supply Chain

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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.

    Olivier Bronner

    Olivier Bronner

    Senior Advisor Digital Technologies

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    Olivier is an entrepreneur at heart. While still in business school at HEC (Hautes Études Commerciales) in 1999, he created a company building websites for French clients while producing them with his offshore engineering team based in Romania. Like many young eager entrepreneurs, he thought of dropping out but instead he convinced the school to adapt its existing curriculum. The new major HEC Entrepreneurs Start-up was born, with Olivier among his first graduates.

    Olivier’s company took full advantage of the rising interest in digital advertising and became Europe’s leading independent digital agency Plan Net.

    In 2007 he convinced Serviceplan - now the biggest owner-managed ad agency in the world - to buy a minority stake in his capital. He then developed Plan Net into a full-service agency, delivering best-in-class digital solutions combining data, media, IT and marketing.

    While at Plan Net, he bought 3 companies and integrated them into the group. He served as a Board Member of Plan.Net International, and later sold his shares to Serviceplan.

    Today Plan Net has around 1,100 employees generating annual revenues of more than €120m in 25 locations around the globe. 

    Olivier is now a seed capital investor and a mentor for founders in various sectors (e.g. finance, software, marketplace, food, cosmetics).

Our Partners

Atlas Global Investors is a hedge fund delivering absolute returns through responsible equity investments

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.