François Lavaste joined Ace Management (a Tikehau Capital company) as Partner in 2019 from Airbus, where he played various roles in the cybersecurity domain, including CEO of Airbus Cybersecurity, founder&CEO of Stormshield and Head of Digital Security and Data Governance for the Defence and Space division. Prior to those experiences, François helmed Netasq, a leading network security company (sold to Airbus in 2012), and worked for over 10 years in the US for various Silicon Valley companies (incl. Brightmail, the anti-spam filtering pioneer, sold to Symantec in 2004). He graduated from ESCP Business School and holds an MBA from the Harvard Business School.
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