Bio

My tagline is to be "demanding and passionate" – demanding first and foremost with myself (and a little bit with others too), and passionate about most things (hopefully everything) I do. Kindness matters to me too – but then to whom does it not matter? I'll let you judge if you can indeed perceive that my actions transpire genuine care and authentic attention to others.

Other than that, I'm a citizen of the world (technically French), a skateboarder who is unable to do any ollie but who cruises in the streets of Jakarta, a podcaster, a magician (yes, yes, actually doing sleight of hands with cards and coins – try me!), an operator of drones (when they decide to not crash), a photographer as you can possibly tell from the photos posted in my stories. Oh and I survived multiple pneumothoraces.

I can be sarcastic (my sense of humour is doubtful but my school of thought is Camusian-Nietzschean-Cynic if that can explain something), I try to be zetetic (I just love this word and love words in general) and critical, I'm an organisational freak (siblings call me Sheldon Cooper), I read a lot and take humble stabs at writing. I travel most of the time (otherwise my social life used to be limited to playing badminton once a week when I was not undergoing surgeries). I don't drink (not even coffee), I don't smoke either – I just care about my health.

And yes, I do work for Google (read below for my "boring" professional bio), which coincidentally also means I deeply enjoy speaking in public.

Professional bio

At Google since 2007, I am a 3-times-promoted senior program manager currently heading Developer Relations teams across Asia, India, the Middle East and Africa. My mission is to make Google technologies the platform and tools of choice by developers and startups – to achieve this, my teams and I design and execute a number of external programs.

I previously worked as a strategy consultant, then in business development at Dell before joining Google, initially working in European sales operations and business intelligence. I hold an engineering Master's degree from CentraleSupélec and an MBA from Collège des Ingénieurs (and some advanced project management certificate from Stanford University and an international degree in history, who would have guessed).

Additional links

Check out my other online profiles – note that you'll also find me online via my various projects but the links below pertain to my own identity, independent of any project:

  • LinkedIn – my profile tends to be up to date; feel free to connect with me for professional reasons.
  • Facebook – I don't really use Facebook nor do I accept as friends people I don't know well.
  • Twitter – tweeting infrequently about work-related matters, namely developer & startup topics, mainly in emerging countries.
  • Instagram – sharing some of the photos that are included in my stories; follow if you don't care about the stories themselves but just about the photos.
  • YouTube – not actively publicly used at the moment; you will find some shared videos on my channel but they're (for now) only a small selection of all the videos I have privately created. In the meantime, feel free to subscribe to my channel so you can be notified when I post a public video.
Links with restricted access:
  • Family website – bios, stories, videos and photos of family members.