GILLES BOUCHARD, CEO of Executive business Accelerator, is a serial entrepreneur (8 Internet Media Telecom companies including 2 build-ups) with senior executive positions in finance and a successful track record (helped the development of more than 150 startups). Gilles is Vice President of Harvard Business Angels France. Internationally, HBS Alumni Angels members have invested in over 40 companies since 2007. Among them are ShopItToMe, RepairPal, STwo, and Grouply (acquired by Oodle). Gilles is a graduate of Harvard Business School, Ecole d’Application du Génie Militaire and Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris. He has a wealth of international experience having spent 14 years in Europe, Africa & USA. Gilles understands the importance of adapting to different markets when taking businesses to an International level, and he has an excellent knowledge of how to raise angel financing across different countries. His areas of special expertise include - launching of start-ups, business units turnarounds, M&As and IPOs. Author of numerous publications in financial newspapers and business blogs, Gilles is a regular speaker at international conferences and seminars, speaking on financing and entrepreneurship.