Thierry Sommelet

Portrait of Thierry Sommelet

Director representing the public sector

Thierry Sommelet, born in 1969, is a Director, member of the Management Committee and Head of Technology, Media and Telecoms of the growth capital department of Bpifrance. Thierry Sommelet has nearly 20 years’ experience in private and public investment in the technology, media and telecommunication sectors.

He began his career in 1992 in the capital markets at Crédit Commercial de France in Paris, then in New York. After leading the team of financial engineers at Renaissance Software (SunGard group) in Los Altos in the United States and serving as Deputy Chief Executive Officer of InfosCE in 2001, he joined the Digital Investments and Equity Department at Caisse des Dépôts et Consignations in 2002, and subsequently took charge of that unit in 2007. After joining the Fonds Stratégique d’Investissement in 2009, Thierry Sommelet joined the teams of Bpifrance Investissement when it was created in 2013. He represents Bpifrance on the Boards of Directors or Supervisory Boards of Technicolor SA, Worldline group SA and Soitec SA, all listed on Euronext Paris, as well as on the Supervisory Boards of Idemia SAS. He is also an independent Director of Talend SA, a software company listed on the NASDAQ.

Thierry Sommelet is a graduate of École nationale des ponts et chaussées in Paris and holds an MBA from INSEAD. He is a French national.