After studying law and having gained his diploma from Sciences Po in Paris, Maxime began his professional career with the Holder Group in 1995 learning the base trades: baking and pastry making.
His management and financial skills were then developed during a time spent working with Arthur Andersen (Accenture) where he had a portfolio of some 50 clients in France and abroad.
He returned to the Holder Group to gain experience in Operations. In 1999, the Holder Group decided to open a shop in London . Not only was this a formidable challenge but also a chance for Maxime to retrace his paternal grandfather’s steps since Julien Holder was born in London. The first PAUL shop in London opened in Covent Garden in December 2000 and a second was to follow shortly afterwards.
Maxime returned to France in 2002 with his appointment as Manager of the network of shops in France and then Director of the Franchise network of shops. To accompany the development of the brand he set up both the management of the Franchise in France and the management of the Franchise abroad (40 shop openings/year).
From 2006 to 2012, Maxime has held the position of CEO of PAUL (France International).
In 2012, Maxime became Chairman of PAUL International with the intention of concentrating on the development of PAUL internationally.
In 2018, Maxime became Executive Chairman of PAUL World, continuing the development of PAUL worldwide.
PAUL is a ‘Maison de Qualité’ whose values have been perpetuated since 1889. It is also and foremost a family concern: five generations dedicated to the taste of good bread since opening the first bakery.
PAUL’s values have made it a unique and exciting brand: love for bread, constant concern for quality, the spirit of a ‘Maison de Famille’ and respect for French tradition.
PAUL has become a part of France’s culinary, as well as cultural heritage. Beyond its native borders, PAUL is the ambassador of a French ‘art de vivre’ that is accessible to all – a small part of France found in 45 countries worldwide with more than 700 shops.
Luiza Buzea is an active investment professional with more than 13 years of experience in capital markets. She currently serves as Deputy General Manager and Head of Investments to MetLife pension and life insurance company in Romania since 2016. In her current role, she is responsable with oversight of EUR 1bn assets in a privately managed pension fund. She has worked in the fields of economics, assets management, financial markets, investments strategy, insurance, mutual funds and pension funds. Prior to becoming Deputy General Manager, Luiza held several positions as Investment Director or Head of Investments for three years at Aviva Romania, a life insurance and pensions company based in Bucharest. Luiza studied economics at Bucharest University of Economic Studies, having a Master Degree in Business Administration. She is actively involved in CSR activities since 2015. Her great passion is to bring happiness, light and healing to children who have been through a life trauma or need motivation to succeed in life. She was actively involved in projects that supported financial education for children in schools, mentoring teenagers in orphanages and encouraging cancer little children in hospitals.
Tatiana joined Boeing in 2005. In her current role of Manager, Industry and Government Relations, Boeing-Russia/CIS, Tatiana is responsible for establishing and maintaining relationships with industry and government representatives, providing government relations interfaces, supporting community relations initiatives, managing a number of cooperation programs with Boeing strategic partners in the region, supporting employee engagement and learning & development initiatives for the employees.
Prior to this assignment Tatiana held a number of administrative positions including Executive Assistant role for Sergey Kravchenko, Boeing-Russia/CIS President.
As a focal for community relations and educational projects, Tatiana has been working closely with Junior Achievement Russia for many years. In 2014, “Aviation from A to Z” – Boeing & JA Russia joint educational program for schoolchildren – was launched. In five years, more than 5000 Russian schoolchildren participated in the program. Besides that, under Tatiana’s supervision Boeing actively support other JA programs in Russia.
Tatiana graduated from the State University of Management in Moscow, faculty of Sociology and Psychology of management. She also completed a postgraduate education in Management in Sports Industry. In addition, as a Boeing leader, Tatiana participated in various leadership development trainings at the Boeing Leadership Center in the US.
Outside of work, Tatiana enjoys traveling, photography, theatre performances and supporting her favourite soccer team Lokomotiv Moscow.
Juan started his career at Microsoft within the European Corporate Affairs team, working on Corporate Social Responsibility and Entrepreneurship projects. Later he joined APCO Worldwide and became a strategic consultant in Public Relations and Government Affairs working for a wide range of companies in the fields of technology and innovation. He then became responsible for designing and leading the Brussels’s Region Digital Strategy which included a strong focus on youth entrepreneurship, coding and STEM education and took over the Presidency of the Board of the Microsoft Innovation Center Brussels. Juan has a strong passion and expertise in immersive technology (XR) and its transformational potential for education. He is the happy father of Liam (7), a real foodie and an enthusiastic runner.
Kristina Pavleska has a 14-year work experience in the field of financial education, financial inclusion and central banking. Since April 2007 she has been working at the Governor's Office of the National Bank of the Republic of North Macedonia holding different positions mainly focused on the international cooperation. From 2012 she is appointed as Assistant to the Governor on Financial Education. She initiated the idea and led the process to create separate body in the country to work specifically on financial education, so the Coordinating Body of the Regulatory Authorities for Financial Education in North Macedonia was formed in 2013. She became the President of the Coordinating Body since then. The Coordinating Body is consisted of National Bank, Ministry of Finance, Insurance Supervision Agency, Securities and Exchange Commission and Agency for Supervision of Fully Funded Pension Insurance. In the period 2014-2016 she was a Мember of the Academic Council of the Academy of Banking and Information Technology. As alumni of Tufts University, she was part of the Fletcher Leadership Program for Financial Inclusion whereas has published: “Policy Memo: Financial Education in Republic of Macedonia — Need or a Must?” 2015.
Her formal education includes Master in MBA Management (State Economic Faculty, Skopje).
Riley Doyle Evans
Riley Doyle Evans is trained in human rights law, with years of experience in human rights protection in prisons and jails in the United States.
Riley has long had an interest in the role of education in advancing social equality and inclusion. In his previous role as Head of Jail Services and Advocacy at Brooklyn Defender Services, one of the largest legal services providers in the United States, Riley advocated for access to quality education for young people in New York City jails.
At EIT RawMaterials, Riley oversees the execution of education projects focused on entrepreneurship and innovation, including in partnership with JA Europe.
Respected executive search consultant/headhunter, one of the most influencing HR people in Slovakia. Active not only in business but within CSR activities as well. In addition, he and his firm are supporting charities, communities, universities and students. He shares his know how, knowledge and connects individuals as well as organizations with his professional and business network.
Managing partner of respected Slovak Executive Search firm operating in Slovakia and Czech Republic.
Forbes correspondent. LinkedIn professional and trainer.
Graduated Technical University in Kosice. Gained his first professional experience in New York, working within travel industry. Later as executive assistant to CEO at steel mill company, applied his education in metallurgy. Since 2004 full time headhunter.
Joni Tikkanen has a long experience in business development in financial, Information and communications technology business. He has worked both in management consulting business and as an academic researcher in Turku School of Economics and Business Administration.
In his current role as a Chief Marketing Officer at Elo Mutual Pension Insurance Company, he leads marketing and sales support team, and is responsible for the company brand and marketing strategy, sales support and partnerships. He has passion in all forms of entrepreneurship, technology, business development, partnerships and customer experience. He constantly studies and cooperates with different kinds and sized businesses from SMEs to large corporations, family businesses, startups and growth companies.
He is member of the board in JA Finland and has an entrepreneurial heart and business development role in his family’s business.”
Dr. Rosen Dimitrov
In the last couple of years he has taken key roles in Novartis Oncology in Bulgaria and Region Europe. He has been a speaker in national and international events related to digital health, value-based healthcare and entrepreneurship in healthcare sector. He is a Board Member of the Digital Health and Innovation Cluster Bulgaria (www.dhicluster.bg). Rosen is a medical doctor with more than 15 years of experience in pharma industry.
Currently a Compliance professional in the European banking sector, Anca is based in Brussels and works since 2015 for BNY Mellon. In her current role, she advises the business on regulatory requirements for client asset protection for products and services such as: asset servicing, corporate trust, broker-dealer services and markets. Prior to joining BNY Mellon, Anca spent 9 years in various Compliance roles in Citi across a number of functions and European locations. Anca holds a B.A.Sc in Economic Geography and Languages from The Babes-Bolyai University in Cluj-Napoca, Romania. She actively shares her knowledge on soft skills, project management and more through coordination of volunteering activities and coaching of mini-companies programmes organised by Junior Achievement.