Bachelor in Engineering, Ecole Polytech., Palaiseau, France, 1978. Master of Business Administration, European Institute of Business Administration (Institut Européen d'Administration des Affaires), Fontainebleau, France, 1979. Doctor of Philosophy in French Literature, University Paris, 1990.
Marketing assistant, France Telecom., Paris, 1980-1984; economics studies, investment analyst, Banque Nationale de Paris, Paris, 1984-1985; director strategy and acquisitions, CGIP, Paris, 1985-1995. Partner Alpha Ventures, Paris, since 1990. Board directors Biomerieux-Vitek, Lyon, France, since 1988, Pindiere, Cholet, France, since 1991, Reynolds, Valence, France, since 1993, Stallergenes, Fresnes, France, 1994.
Lieutenant French Army Artillery, 1985-1986.
Married Diane Marie-Helene de Lasteyrie du Saillant, September 15, 1992. Children: Cyril, Marine, Olivia, Henri, Alexandre.