Emanuele DE LEONARDIS
Head of Partnerships and Business Development
Emanuele is Head of Partnerships and Business Development at Cathay Innovation, bases in Paris. Emanuele enjoys 18+ years of experience and achievements in introducing highly innovative, data-driven solutions to the market, mainly in the areas of telecommunications, media and technology.
Prior to joining Cathay Innovation, Emanuele was VP Sales and Partnerships at Influans, a French start-up acquired by Ogury, developing an AI-first, SaaS platform for marketers.
Prior to that, Emanuele held several senior positions at Orange. In particular, he co-founded Orange Data Analytics business unit and led innovation in the area of data and insights monetization for business customers. More recently he was part of ExCom sponsored Data Strategy and Governance, a program aimed at fostering the adoption of innovative data-driven practices across all Orange affiliates.
Prior to Orange, Emanuele has actively contributed to the international development of VC-backed scale-ups, such as Velti, Amobee and PacketVideo.
Emaunele has two Master Engineering degrees from Politecnico di Torino (Italy) and Telecom ParisTech (France) and speaks 4 languages fluently.