💼 Professional Experiences
2015 - 2019: From intern to General manager in Selectra, Paris (France)
Selectra is a French startup specialised in helping private consumers save on their domestic bills (energy, internet, mobile plan, insurance, bank accounts). Selectra is notably famous for its innovative web applications, some I helped creating.
In 2019, Selectra was active in the following markets: France, Spain, Portugal, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Belgium, Germany, Austria, Turkey and Japan. Its growth had been awarded by a 303th position in the Financial Times 1000 in 2017 (Europe’s fastest growing companies), and Selectra reached its 1000th employee in 2019.
I held various positions in the company. I first arrived as an intern in 2015, was hired a few months later to work as an internal consultant, softly evolved towards management, and was promoted Selectra France’s general manager in 2018. I was 24 at that time, and the news that a somewhat reknown startup was promoting youngsters made quite some noise.
I was extremely honored to manage a 350 people company (with a turnover of €35 million). I particularly enjoyed hiring new talents and making sure they would fit right in! I was also pretty involved in our tech department, and would like to highlight here some tech-related achievements I’m particularly proud of:
- Designing a core business app, dedicated to easy subscription of energy contracts, now used by Selectra sales persons and internet users alike.
- Transitioning from traditional project management towards the agile methodology (Scrum), thus drastically reducing our time to market and centering our products onto minimum viable versions.
2019 - Onwards: Launch School (Online)
I’m currently enrolled into Launch School, an online school dedicated to teaching mastery in web programming (no less!)
2011 - 2017: Sciences Po, Paris (France)
Right after high school, I got into the Paris Institute of Political Studies, or “Sciences Po” for short. I was mostly interested by their prestigious programs in Social sciences, and enrolled into a Bachelor in Economics (2011 - 2014) and into their Master in Economics and Business (2014 - 2017), which I graduated Summa cum laude.