Fleur Pellerin – Keynote Speaker
French politician, founder of Korelya Capital and former magistrate at the French Court of Auditors
Fleur Pellerin‘s Biography
Fleur Pellerin, born in 1973, is a French politician, founder of Korelya Capital
With a brilliant educational background- EESEC, Sciences-Po Paris and ENA-she became magistrate and adviser at the Court of Auditors in the early 2000s. In addition to this, she worked for the UN as an external auditor. This position allowed her to travel to New York, Iraq and Geneva. From 2007, she joined the “Club XXIe Siècle”, an association dedicated to diversity and equal opportunities, for which she was president from 2010 to 2012.
Her political career began when she joined Lionel Jospin’s campaign team in 2002. Committed to the left, she then became responsible for the Society and Digital Economy poll during François Hollande’s presidential campaign in 2012.
She joined the government in 2012 as Minister for SMEs, Innovation and Digital Economy. There she launched the initiative “French Tech”, a labeling programme to ensure the development of French startups whose objectives are improving the economic growth and the international influence of French digital startups.
In April 2014, Ms. Pellerin was appointed Secretary of State for Foreign Trade, Tourism Development and French abroad in the first government of Manuel Valls. She was subsequently Minister of Culture and Communication from August 2014 to February 2016.
Alongside her political career, Ms. Pellerin is a lecturer at the École national d’administration (ENA) and has been a Director of the Public Sénat channel since 2011.
In Summer 2016, she quit the Court of Audits and created Korelya Capital, an investment funds meant to support Corean investments in France in the fields of new technologies and to finance French start-ups by giving them access to Asian markets. In September 2016 she raised 100 million euros for Naver group to finance Korelya Capital’s activities.