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Valerie Hawley


"20+ years of experience successfully alternating entrepreneurship and venture capital investment with positions in large corporations (KPMG, Valeo, HEC Paris), a career path which will become more common in the future.
Worked in developed countries and for over 8 years in emerging markets with an extensive network across the Middle East
Dual education Tech and Business (Grandes Ecoles/ HEC Paris) - ""Woman in Tech""
Ambitious and innovative leader with progressive experience in providing strategic and tactical technology leadership for digital initiatives by setting and identifying new innovation opportunities on the operation/function of Digitalization and Innovation unit that align with business goals to support the organisation’s growth. Demonstrated ability to identify, lead, and manage innovative approaches to business challenges through collaboration with teams to deliver customer centric products and services that generate revenue and profit. Instrumental in conducting analysis of competitor activity to generate strategic approaches and using insight/evidence to influence organisational direction. Experienced in streamlining the ideation process, creating culture that encourages ideas and brings best-in-class solutions to the organisation. Corporate and entrepreneur experience. Multi-cultural awareness and understanding through experience of developed and emerging markets. Ready to take on a role with global perspectives."

Expériences professionnelles

Head of innovation


De Septembre 2017 à Janvier 2020

Coach @ start up launchpad

HEC Paris , Jouy en josas cedex

De Février 2016 à Aujourd'hui



De Mars 2011 à Janvier 2013


Zerofootprint UAE

De Juin 2008 à Décembre 2010

Management consultant

KPMG Ltd , Birmingham

De Novembre 1995 à Décembre 2002

Chef de projet innovation

Valeo , Paris cedex 17

De Juin 1994 à Novembre 1995

Head of optical laboratory

Valeo , Paris cedex 17

De Septembre 1992 à Juin 1994

Formations complémentaires

Master in Optical Engineering

Sup'Optique - Optique

1989 à 1992

Master in International Business

University of Edinburgh

2001 à 2002

Master in conjunction with Ecole Des Ponts et Chaussees Paris

Certificate Innovative Management & Entrepreneurial Leadership

Babson College - Innovation & Entrepreneurship

2014 à 2014

Certificate in Digital Transformation

HEC Paris - Digital Transformation

2015 à 2015


MENSA Belgium


Toastmasters International


EIU Corporate Network Middle East


Parcours officiels



Allemand - Technique

Anglais - Courant

Néerlandais - Notions


Digital Transformation
management consulting
Strategic Partnerships
Developpement of business
innovation management
Technologies digitales
intelligence artificielle

Centres d'intérêt

  • Innovation
  • Start ups
  • Neuro Sciences
  • AI