Joint European Disruptive Initiative

André Loesekrug-Pietri

2020 Speaker Falling Walls Circle Science and Innovation Management

André Loesekrug-Pietri, held leadership positions in private equity, government, industry and as an entrepreneur. Starting as assistant to the CEO of Aerospatiale-Airbus, he then spent 15 years in private equity and venture capital. In 2017, he became Special Advisor to the French Minister of Defence, responsible in particular for technology and innovation. He is the Director of the Joint European Disruptive Initiative (JEDI), the European Darpa. Graduate from HEC and from Harvard Kennedy School, he 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 @andrepietri and @eurojedi

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