Olivier Legrand - Advisory Board Member @ H2; Chief Operating Officer @ Sendinblue: Sendinblue is the only all-in-one digital marketing platform empowering B2B and B2C businesses, e-commerce sellers and agencies to build customer relationships through end-to-end digital marketing campaigns, transactional messaging, and marketing automation. Olivier brings with him more than 2 decades of leadership in technology that includes running Digital Media, Saas and consumer web businesses across the world. Prior to Sendinblue, Olivier Legrand spent 10 years at LinkedIn, including the last 6 years as Managing Director and Vice-President Asia Pacific and China for LinkedIn. Before joining Dow Jones, he founded Creasia Marketing House, a marketing and digital production agency in Hong Kong and served as its Chief Executive Officer. Olivier has a Bachelor’s degree from the Paris Graduate School of Management (ESG).
Melanie Mohr - Advisory Board Member @ H2; Founder & CEO @ YEAY: Melanie is a Berlin-based entrepreneur with 20 years’ experience in Media, Marketing and Mobile Technology. In 2016 she founded YEAY - the leading community for Generation Z to share honest recommendation videos with one another about the lifestyle products they love. In 2018 she became the founder and CEO of the WOM Protocol, the blockchain company helping brands tap into peer-to-peer recommendations and digital publishers monetize their platforms in a user-friendly way through word-of-mouth recommendations. Melanie is a four-time founder and a strong female presence in the tech and blockchain scenes. Melanie is a frequent speaker at tech, blockchain, and marketing conferences including Websummit, Dmexco, Asian Blockchain Summit, Blockshow, Coinagenda, Delta Summit, Mobile World Congress, and DLD.
Simon Davies – Advisory Board Member @ H2; Founder & CEO @ NewCo: Simon Davies is the founder and CEO of a new business innovating in the genealogy space. Previously he founded two other tech ventures including Krowd9, a social platform connecting friends with rivalrous sporting passions, and Snaptu, a Sequoia Capital backed operator of the mobile application Snaptu which was acquired by Facebook in April 2011. Designed to facilitate a smartphone-like app experience in ‘emerging markets’, the Snaptu platform now powers ‘Facebook Lite’, Facebook’s application for several hundred million users in the ‘developing world’. In addition, Simon has held, or holds the following positions: Special Advisor Spond AS, BBC Worldwide Labs Advisory Board and Board Director of Quadriga Worldwide.
Roger Egan – Chapter Director @ H2 Barcelona, Advisory Board Member @ H2; Co-Founder & CEO @ Nurture: Roger is a serial entrepreneur and angel investor. He is currently Co-founder & CEO of Nurture, a pre-launch EdTech startup. Prior to Nurture, Roger was Co-founder and CEO of Redmart, the largest online grocer in Singapore. Redmart achieved over 70% online market share and raised over US $100M from renowned investors, such as Toivo Annus (Skype Co-founder), Eduardo Saverin (Facebook Co-founder), SEA (NYSE listed), and Softbank Ventures. Redmart was acquired by Alibaba in Nov 2016. Roger has an MBA in Entrepreneurship from INSEAD Business School and a BA in Economics from The University of Pennsylvania.
Jose Ojeda – Chapter Director @ H2 Barcelona; Co-Founder @ 011h: Jose is a tech entrepreneur, executive and investor. He is currently co-founder of 011h, a climate tech company that has raised €35m to date with a mission to accelerate the transition to a sustainable Built World through carbon neutral buildings. Previously Jose was COO/Board Member at Lyst, a leading fashion shopping platform with a valuation of $700m, and country CEO at Global Fashion Group, the leading fashion destination in emerging markets which is publicly traded. Jose started his career at McKinsey & Co, and has an MBA from Harvard Business School and Masters from ESADE Business School.
Celia Francis - Advisory Board Member @ H2; Global Head of Business Development & Sales @ Terraformation: Terraformation is a platform providing tools, training, financing and business support to scale forest restoration projects around the globe. Previously, Celia was CEO of leading services marketplace, Rated People. Ms. Francis was previously Chief Executive Officer of WeeWorld (sold to private equity) and held a variety of marketing and leadership roles within companies in the consumer electronics, internet, media and wireless industries for over fifteen years. She served in the mobile sector for a number of years, as executive vice president of marketing of T-Mobile International. She previously served at IDEO, the world's largest product and services development consulting company. She served as Vice President, Marketing of Xtime (sold to Cox Automotive), Director for Marketing of AltaVista and Director of Compaq's Consumer Internet Division. Ms. Francis holds an MBA from the MIT Sloan School Of Management and a Bachelor of Arts from Harvard University.
Sonya Iovieno - Advisory Board Member @ H2; Head of Venture & Growth Banking @ Silicon Valley Bank: Sonya works closely with high growth technology and innovation companies, bringing a deep pool of banking and debt resources to support these businesses in a fast changing world. She liaises closely with companies and investors to build financing solutionsfor some of the UKs most exciting and innovative businesses. Sonya joined SVB from Lloyds Bank in September 2016, where she was responsible for New Business Origination with Mid-Market companies. She brings 20 years of corporate and commercial banking experience with both large and mid-sized corporates. Her career spans M&A, Corporate Leverage and Relationship Banking. With a keen sense of responsibility to pass on her experience to the next generation, Sonya sits on the board of a Southwark schools charity initiative through Career Ready, mentoring and supporting sixth form students to prepare them for the world of work.
Ofir Yosef – Advisory Board Member @ H2; CEO @ easy: Ofir is the CEO at easy, Israel's most popular service for local search with over 20% market share. Ofir is a veteran entrepreneur with a passion for building and scaling consumer products. Prior to leading Easy, Ofir Co-founded PhotoMania, one of the world's most popular photo editing and sharing services with a community of over 70M registered users. Ofir holds a B.Sc in Electrical Engineering from the Technion institute and had a long track record in R&D centers of major corporations such as Intel and Samsung.
Rowan Barnett – Advisory Board Member @ H2; Head of Google.org EMEA @ Google: Rowan is responsible for leading Google’s philanthropy in the Europe, Middle East & Africa region. Google.org brings the best of Google to innovative nonprofits that are committed to creating a world that works for everyone. Previously, as Head of Google for Startups, Germany, Rowan was responsible for supporting the startup ecosystem in Germany to work with Google and grow, and helping to enable a new generation of diverse entrepreneurs to succeed. Prior to Google, Rowan spent nearly 5 years at Twitter where he was Senior Director for strategic market development in D/A/CH, Benelux, Russia and Emerging markets. Previously he spent 8 years leading digital and social innovation at the German publisher Axel Springer and news site BILD.de. Rowan has always been passionate about startups and has played an active role in the Berlin ecosystem. Rowan, born and raised in England, studied History at Oriel College, Oxford, before moving to Berlin in 2004.