Philippe Gluntz, President, Business Angels Europe

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philippe-gluntzPhilippe Gluntz spent most of his career as C.O.O. then C.E.O. of computer services and telecom companies, singularly of GSI, European leader in IT and payroll outsourcing, that he started up with close friends in the mid seventies, and eventually sold in 1995 to ADP Employer Services, for which he served as C.E.O. for Europe and Corporate Vice-President until 2002, when he was appointed non executive Chairman , and started to invest as a Business Angel in several start-ups in the IT and Telecom sectors. He has also been in charge of one the largest mergers of the 80’s, between Alcatel-CIT (France) and I.T.T. Telecom (USA), leading to the creation of the current Alcatel Group (13 Billion USD and 120000 employees at that time), of which he has been the C.O.O. from 1986 to 1991. Philippe Gluntz is now Chairman and Board Member of several NTIC companies, and is heavily involved in the Venture Capital and Angel Investing markets, on top of his academic teaching. He spends most of his time as President of BAE (Confederation of European Business Angels Associations) and with France Angels, the French Federation of Business Angels Networks and early stage Funds, and supporting the 30 start-ups in which he has been investing over the last 12 years.

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