The Committee

Meet La French Tech Australia Committee


The French Tech committee is composed by Bertrand Raoult, Senior Account Manager at Business France, Leo Denes, CEO and founder at Australiance, Eric Wimphen, Managing Director at Viseo, Tanguy Fournier Le Ray, Regional Managing Director & Co-Founder at Palo IT, and Gilles Plante, Managing Partner at Artesian Invest.

Bertrand Raoult

Bertrand, a French national, is an accomplished marketer with 17 years international marketing and sales management experience in France, Spain, Ireland, Latin America and Australia. Bertrand also earned his MBA from Macquarie Graduate School of Management (Sydney) in 2009, and has a Diploma in Digital Marketing.

Leo Denes

Leo Denes is the founder and CEO of Australiance, a Sydney-based agency providing consulting and talent acquisition services to clients ranging from international tech startups to ASX-listed companies. With over 14 years of experience in management consulting, business development and entrepreneurship across a broad range of industries and geographies including APAC and Europe, Leo brings his experience, skills and network to assist technology startups go global through the brand GoExpat Group.
This serial entrepreneur co-founded B2B Rocks​ S​ydney and Startup&Angels, two startup events for entrepreneurs, investors & executives, which gathered over 2,000 attendees over 20 editions in 6 countries (Australia, Singapore, France, Cambodia, PNG, Nepal) around 150 speakers since June 2016.

Eric Wimphen

Managing Director at VISEO Australia & New Zealand. Eric is a driven professional with initiative and a sharp mind. His ability to execute thorough and well-planned solutions involving re-organisation, process reengineering, ERP implementation, Digital & Technology development and change management are testament to his professional value.

Tanguy Fournier Le Ray

Tanguy is an entrepreneur with a passion for Technology and Innovation. He started his career in London, the Middle East and worked for 11 years in Singapore before relocating to Sydney in 2017. He has been leading software development and technology consulting firms for over 10 years.
He is Co-Founder in Asia and Australia of Palo IT, an international consultancy specialised in Human-Centered Design, Agile Software Development and in the Transformation of forward-thinking companies with a team of 350 consultants. He is also a proud investor in the FinTech start-up Acuo.

Tanguy is very involved in non for profit and social businesses initiatives and strongly believes in having a positive impact on society through technology.

Gilles Plante

Gilles is a Managing Partner at Artesian, the largest early stage Venture Capital firm in Australia. Based in Sydney, Artesian also has offices in Shanghai, London, Singapore, New York and Melbourne. With over 200 startups in its portfolio, Artesian invests across all innovative technology sectors: including AI, ioT, Clean Energy, AgTech, MedTech, FinTech and consumer internet.
Gilles has more than 25 years of international financial markets experience, holding Senior Executive and Board positions at Fortune 100 corporations in Tokyo, New York, Singapore, London and Hong Kong.