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MENTORS - Martine Liautaud

“As a company manager, I know how important it is to have someone with whom you can speak freely, without constraints, on a range of subjects and sometimes to receive advice.”

Eve Magnant, Mentor

“Mentoring is not for beginners. You have to find the right method for each person and each company. The mentor sees what he can bring to the relationship depending on his own experience. Mentoring is really a customized activity.”

Jean-Jacques Bérard


Martine Liautaud
CEO of Liautaud & Cie

Martine Liautaud is an investment banker, entrepreneur and investor, and specialises in mergers & acquisitions and financial engineering.

After 16 years as director, then partner, in Bank lndosuez, she left in 1990 to set up her first independent advisory and investment company.

Since 2000 she has successfully run Liautaud & Cie, which specializes in M&A, financial engineering, and advisory services for major French groups (CAC 40).

As investor, she has taken stakes in several companies either as a majority shareholder or important minority shareholder. These include Meccano, a leader in the toy sector (sold in 1995), and the publishing group, La Martiniere, where she was also Vice-Chairman.

From 2003 to 2006, Martine was President of the Stanford Business Club, French branch of the Stanford Business School alumni association; she is now Honorary President of the club. She is a member of the Board of the American Chamber of Commerce in France.

Martine Liautaud is married with two children.