31 Jan Sophia Business Angels Announce New President and Board Members
Share Plans for Growth in 2020
Sophia Antipolis: January 29, 2020. Sophia Business Angels (SBA) are pleased to announce that Daniel Dib has been elected as the new president of the group and head of the board. Daniel is taking over from Marcel Dridje, who served as president for four years and will remain actively involved in the organization as President Emeritus in addition to his role as EBAN board member and co-founder of Med Angels.
Mr. Dib studied international business at the American University of Paris and followed an executive program in strategy and organization at Stanford University. He has spent most of his career abroad in management positions in major groups including Mastercard. He also founded and ran several product and service companies in the financial sector. In addition to joining the SBA last year, he now lectures on intercultural management and business ethics at the leading business schools in the region.
The new SBA board:
- Daniel Dib – President
- Jonathan Laroussinie – Vice President
- Annie Prod’homme – Secretary General
- Barbara Angius Saxby – Marketing Guru
- François Ruppli – Treasurer
- Olivier de La Meslière – Investors Liaison
“The mission of the club is to invest in, mentor, and develop promising startups that will deliver significant financial returns to members and the ecosystem” Daniel said. “I am pleased to announce our new board for 2020 with its diverse skills and backgrounds that will drive our growth. Our goals are to expand the high-quality deal flow and introduce some new programs and events for the coming year. We are also committed to reinforcing and expanding our relationships with all the key stakeholders in the innovation ecosystem, including other Angel groups, VCs, incubators, business schools, financial institutions and public funds.”
About Sophia Business Angels
Founded in 2005, Sophia Business Angels (SBA) are dedicated to fostering and investing in innovative startups. Located on the French Riviera, Sophia Antipolis represents one of the leading technology parks in France and Europe. The group features successful men and women with impressive track records as entrepreneurs or corporate executives. They all bring international expertise from diverse disciplines, industries and countries. SBA members are dedicated to mentoring, developing, and investing in promising startups that will deliver significant financial returns for the group and entire innovation ecosystem.