Fleur Pellerin – Keynote Speaker

French politician, founder of Korelya Capital and former magistrate at the French Court of Auditors

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Specialist Subjects

  • Politics
  • Digital Economy
  • International Trade

Language

  • German

Biography

Fleur Pellerin is a French politician and founder of Korelya Capital.

 

Fleur Pellerin became a magistrate and an advisor at the Court of Auditors in the early 2000s. In addition to which, she worked for the UN as an external auditor. This position allowed her to travel to New York, Iraq and Geneva. From 2010-12, she was president of Club XXIe Siècle, an association dedicated to diversity and equal opportunities.

 

Fleur Pellerin’s political career began when she joined Lionel Jospin’s campaign team in 2002. Committed to the left, she then became responsible for the Society and Digital Economy poll during François Hollande’s presidential campaign in 2012.

 

Pellerin joined the French government in 2012 as Minister for SMEs, Innovation and the Digital Economy. In this role she launched the French Tech initiative, a programme to ensure the development of French start-ups whose objectives are improving the economic growth and the international influence of French digital start-ups. In August 2014 she was appointed Minister of Culture and Communication.

 

Alongside her political career, Fleur Pellerin is a lecturer at the École national d’administration (ENA). She has been a Director of the Public Sénat channel since 2011.

 

In Summer 2016 she created Korelya Capital, an investment fund to support Korean investments in France in the fields of new technologies, as well as to finance French start-ups by giving them access to Asian markets. In September 2016 she raised 100 million euros for the Naver group to finance Korelya Capital’s activities.

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