Organisation and Management: Our managers
Chief Executive Officer - Co-founder
Patrice Chatard, Co-founder and CEO of Finance Active since 2000, has a 20-year experience in financing and market risk management. He started his career as an auditor at Arthur Andersen before joining Société d’Emission et de Crédit (SEC). He pursued his career at Crédit Agricole, where he was responsible for financing and market risk management in the Corporate Department. Patrice Chatard holds a DEA in International Finance and Economics from Paris Dauphine University.
Chief Executive Officer - Co-founder
Jacques Descourtieux, Co-founder and CEO of Finance Active since 2000, has a deep knowledge of financial management issues. He began his career in Rhône-Poulenc’s and Société Générale’s trading rooms before becoming International Financial Controller for IT leasing – Europe Computer System. He was then appointed as CFO at Générale de Santé and the Newell Products group in France. Jacques Descourtieux graduated with a DESS in Management of Financial Institutions from Paris Dauphine University.
Chief Technology Officer
Guillaume Bodet started his career as a Technology Consultant at CS Tech and then as a Senior Technology Consultant at Borland. Later, he became Java/JEE Consultant at Xebia, where he was then appointed as Chief Technology Officer and Associate. In 2011, he joined Finance Active, where he holds the position of Chief Technology Officer.
Eric Boulot worked at JP Morgan in Paris, London and New York from 1987 to 2001. He started his career in the field of quantitative research before working on trading of exotic interest and exchange rate instruments. Later, he focussed on the activities relating to credit derivatives and structured transactions, then on global management of counterparty risk for all market instruments. In 2002, with Jean-Nicolas Hutin he co-founded Riskedge, a consulting company specialized in financial risk management for the corporate and public sector. Since 2016 he is a member of the executive management committee, following the acquisition of Riskedge by Finance Active. Eric Boulot graduated from École des Mines de Paris (1984), and holds a Master of Science from Stanford University (1985).
Institutional and Public Sector Manager
A graduate of the ESCEM School of Business and Management, Nicolas Ducoux began his career at Kraft Foods as a Trade Marketing Manager. He then joined Bouygues Telecom, where he was appointed as Key Account Manager. Afterwards, he became Marketing and Sales Manager at Himalaya and Sales Manager at Altares Dun and Bradstreet. He joined Finance Active in 2008 and currently holds the position of Institutional and Public Sector Manager.
From 1994 to 2002, Jean-Nicolas Hutin worked in the fields of financial markets (CAI - Crédit Agricole Indosuez) and consulting (Cap Gemini). He started his career at CAI, where he managed portfolios of exotic interest rate instruments. At Cap Gemini, he was in charge of trading issues relating to gas and electricity for the French market. In 2002, with Eric Boulot he co-founded Riskedge, a consulting company specialized in financial risk management for the corporate and public sector. Through the subsidiary Riskedge, he manages Finance Active’s consulting activities. Jean-Nicolas Hutin graduated from École des Mines de Paris (1992), and holds a postgraduate degree in “Random mathematical models in economics and finance” from Paris VII University (1992).
Karine Roussiau was HR Manager at SFR – Vivendi Group. A certified coach with a DESS in psychology, Karine also worked as a Mobility, Integration and Recruitment Officer at Kaptech and in a recruitment agency. She joined Finance Active as HR Manager.