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Bernard Liautaud

Managing Partner Balderton Capital, London, Great Britain
Member of the following Supervisory Board Committees: General and Compensation Committee, Technology and Strategy Committee, Nomination Committee

Bernard Liautaud is general partner at Balderton Capital, a premier venture capital firm in Europe managing $2.3billion in committee capital and is located in London. Bernard founded Business Objects in 1990 and was CEO for 15 years, then served as Chairman until January 2008. With 6,700 employees, 45,000 customers and $1.5 billion of revenue in 2007, Business Objects was the world leader in Business Intelligence and one of the 15 largest software companies in the world. Business Objects was the first European software IPO on Nasdaq in 1994. In January 2008, Business Objects was acquired by SAP for $6.8 billion, making it the third largest software acquisition at the time. Bernard is a member of the SAP Supervisory Board and its strategy committee. He is also a member of the Board of Trustees of Stanford University. Bernard Liautaud is the author of the book “e-Business Intelligence: Turning Information Into Knowledge Into Profit”. He is a member of the Board of Fondation MSF (Doctors without Borders), which won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1999. He has received a number of distinctions including “Chevalier de la Légion d’Honneur” in 2007 in France, “Time Magazine Europe‘s” Digital Top 25 and “BusinessWeek” Stars of Europe of 2002, Top 10 CEOs in North America by “Chief Executive Magazine” in 2001. Education: Diplôme d‘Ingénieur, Ecole Centrale de Paris, and Master of Science, Engineering Management, Stanford University.

Other board memberships*:

  • Board of Directors, nlyte Software Ltd., London, Great Britain
  • Board of Directors, Talend SA, Suresnes, France (Publicly Listed Company)
  • Board of Directors, Wonga (UK) Ltd., London, Great Britain
  • Board of Directors, SCYTL Secure Electronic Voting SA, Barcelona, Spain
  • Board of Directors, Vestiaire Collective SA, Levallois-Perret, France
  • Board of Directors, Dashlane, Inc., New York, New York, United States
  • Board of Directors, Recorded Future, Inc., Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
  • Board of Directors, eWise Group, Inc., Redwood City, California, United States
  • Board of Directors, Qubit Digital Ltd., London, UK
  • Board of Trustees, Stanford University, California, United States
  • Board of Directors, Opbeat, Inc., San Francisco, California, United States
  • Board of Directors, Aircall.io, New York, New York, USA

 

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