Who we are
We are passionate and serious about changing the field of personal development.
We are passionate and serious about changing the field of personal development.
Serge is 56 years old and has lived in Singapore since 2005. He has 25 years of experience in international business development and management in Information Technology.
Before founding Ikeegai, Serge was EVP, Managing Director Asia Pacific for Arkadin, a global provider of unified collaboration solutions present in 33 countries, acquired in 2014 by NTT Communications.
Serge holds a Master’s degree from École Centrale de Paris, one of the leading Engineering schools in France. He also holds a post graduate degree in Artificial Intelligence from University of Paris Jussieu in France. The first posting of Serge after his studies was at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, USA, where he developed Expert systems and Machine learning tools as a visiting scientist. Hence his passion for Artificial Intelligence, which has never left him.
Serge is married and has 4 boys who work and study in France. He is a French citizen.
“Find that thing that you are passionate about, that you will do day or night whether someone pays you or not…because if you have that, you will have gold.” – Peter Diamandis
Lucas is 45 years old and has lived in Singapore since 2013. He has 23 years of experience in supervising and investigating crime, organized crime and terrorism in many places, including French West Indies, Marseille and Paris in France and Libya, as well as in supporting the capacity building of international police cooperation. He held various senior management positions, such as Head of the Anti-Organized Crime Squad (Marseille), Chief of the Intelligence and Strategy Department at the French National Counter-Narcotics Office and the First National Coordinator of GIR (Groupes d’Intervention Régionaux) where he gathered 450 experts from different ministries to fight black economy.
Before co-founding Ikeegai, Lucas was a passionate and experienced French “commissaire de police” with diplomatic status in Singapore, where he was appointed as the Regional Internal Security Attaché for France. Lucas is now bringing his deep understanding of human minds and behaviors and his creativity to Ikeegai as Chief Innovation Officer.
Lucas graduated from Ecole Nationale Supérieure de La Police (ENSP, the France’s National Police College for Superintendents) and holds a post-graduate degree in Law and Security Policies from the University of Jean Moulin – Lyon 3. He is married and has two daughters. Lucas is a French citizen.
“They did not know it was impossible so they did it.”- Mark Twain
Neil is 36 years old, he is an expert of people and collaborating across all cultures.
Neil has been based in Singapore since 2008 and has held international leadership roles since 2005. He is also currently a Lecturer of Management in the US. As a Global C-Level Executive, Neil has worked in the US & Asia holding different leadership roles. His consultative approach to management and business gives him a unique perspective on communications in organizations from both the management and employee perspective.
Neil is also the author of a business management/leadership book titled: “Managing Across Cultures”.
Neil holds an Executive Masters of Business Administration degree from St. Joseph’s College in New York and is currently pursuing his doctorate degree in organizational change and management.
He is married and has one son. Neil is a US citizen.
“When one door of happiness closes, another opens, but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one that has been opened for us.”- Helen Keller
Shen has had an affinity with Japan since she was young. While she remains excited by bold designs and colour palettes, her aesthetic sense is very much informed by her experiences with Japanese culture: understated beauty in harmony with nature, and attention to even the tiniest of details are key elements of her work.
A graduate of Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University with a Masters of Arts in International Business and Development Studies from Sophia University in Tokyo, Shen Hui previously worked as a consultant at Accenture Japan and received further training in visual communication at the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts in Singapore.
“Happiness is a state of activity.”- Aristotle
Guynemer, French by birth, but long attracted by Asia, has been established in Singapore for the past 8 years. Tech passionate, he professionally thrives on learning and discovering new technologies. For a very long time he has been focused on mobile platform projects. He even started on Research and Development mobile projects and raw prototypes at times preexisting the era of Android/iOS and the smartphones as we all now know it.
A graduate of EPITECH (European Institute of Information Technology) with a Masters of Information Technology, Guynemer previously worked as a Senior Software Engineer in several established companies, some international, but also held previous roles as tech manager and leader in startups in Singapore.
“To boldly go where no one has gone before.”- Gene Roddenberry
Our headquarter is in Singapore and our opportunities know no geographical boundaries. We are passionate and serious about changing the field of personal development. If you would like to join a team that strives to have a positive impact on people come join us!
Olivier de Puymorin is a passionate and successful serial entrepreneur. He is currently Chairman of Arkadin Global Conferencing, which he founded in 2001. Arkadin, now a global B to B company present in 33 countries with over 50,000 customers, was acquired in 2014 by NTT Communications.
Prior to Arkadin, Olivier was involved in the creation of a series of successful companies in Information Technology, retail and real estate markets. He started his career as a private banker at Banque Worms in Paris. Olivier lives in London. He is married and has 4 children.
Aurelie has many lives: Corporate executive (she is currently VP at Deutsche Bank Global Transaction Banking in Singapore, in charge of Relationship Management for APAC for funds, private equity and private banks), serial entrepreneur (F&B, IT, Education and more), active supporter of charities (Aidha – micro business school for domestic helpers, Food from the Heart – bridging the gap between fund hunger and food wastage). Aurelie is also the head of CSR for dbWoman.
Aurélie studied in 3 different continents: Telecom ParisTech in France, Virginia Tech Master in IT in the US (where she studied AI), INSEAD MBA in Singapore. Aurelie lives in Singapore and frequently travels the world to discover, learn and meet new people.
Passionate techpreneur and senior executive, Erwan has spent the last 20 years holding senior technology positions at multinational corporations such as Alcatel, Akamai, Vivendi and Google as well as internet success story startups such as Spray (acquired by Lycos in 2000), Soundbuzz (acquired by Motorola in 2008).
Erwan currently runs Bitsmedia, a Singapore based mobile application development company he founded in 2009. Bitsmedia develops and publishes Muslim Pro, the world leading Muslim mobile application (50 million downloads, 10+ million Monthly Active Users and 2+ million Daily Active Users). In July 2017, Bitsmedia and Muslim Pro were acquired by Affin Hwang Asset Management (Malaysia) and CMIA (Singapore).
Erwan also mentors, invests in and/or sits on the boards of several technology startups in Asia, Europe and the USA.
Erwan holds a Masters degree in Information Systems Engineering and a Masters degree in Management Sciences. He lives in Singapore and has 2 children.
Professor Pierre-Marie Lledo is one of the main opinion leaders in cellular neurobiology. Among several responsibilities, Dr. Lledo has been the corresponding investigator in Paris of a network called the “European Neuroscience Institute” and Deputy Chairman of the Scientific council at the Pasteur Institute, Chairman of the Scientific council (Neuroscience Section) at the FNRS (Belgium). He is now member of the Academia Europaea, The New York Academy of Sciences, and Chairman of the Department of Neuroscience at Institut Pasteur.
With interests ranging from brain development to neural circuits functions (and their related disorders), Pierre-Marie is best known for his studies of the growth and the development of neurons during life. His work has profound implications for the understanding of developmental disorders (neurological and psychiatric disorders), as well as for learning and education. Pierre-Marie lives in Paris. He is married and has 2 children.
Diane Pfadenhauer is an attorney, human resources professional and is a graduate professor in the Graduate Management Studies program at St. Joseph’s College in New York.
Ms. Pfadenhauer teaches courses in employment law and human resources. Her practice focuses on workplace investigations, sensitivity and compliance training, conflict resolution, employment mediation and arbitration. She is also the author of nine books and is often quoted in major news publications around the country, including Fox News, the Wall Street Journal, Newsday and Long Island Business News on issues related to employment law and human resources.
Ms. Pfadenhauer holds a J.D. from St. John’s University School of Law, an M.S. from New York Institute of Technology’s Center for Labor and Industrial Relations. Her professional memberships include: New York State Bar Association – Labor and Employment Law and Dispute Resolution Sections; Member, Advisory Board, Center for Labor and Employment Law, and St. John’s University School of Law.
Chantal Boucher holds a Master’s degree in industrial and organizational psychology. For over 20 years, she has been coaching executive managers, helping them develop their management and leadership skills and boost their careers. She also works alongside CEOs and business owners, as an expert in Process Communication. She has an extensive international experience working in Europe, the USA and Asia, which allows her to understand and work with multicultural teams.
Fascinated by the complexity of human interactions, she was also trained in Brief Strategic Therapy, Transactional Analysis and Neurolinguistic Programming. She uses these methods every day as a therapist for couples and families. Chantal lives in The Hague in the Netherlands. She is married and has three children.