Our Team

IBP Partners coordinates a team of high level specialists who are renowned for their practical expertise.

Our international business experts

IBP Partners draws on a panel of international experts selected for their expertise, experience and competence across the sectors in which IBP Partners operates. These specialists have worked with IBP for close to 15 years as leaders in their fields of expertise, which include technology, media, telecommunications, security, defence, aerospace, infrastructures, life sciences, automotive and others.

ERIK CATALA

ERIK CATALA

Coordinator – Madrid

20+ years experience Europe, Maghreb, Russia, South America.
Trilingual FR, EN, ES

Marketing and sales of industrial equipment’s in Europe, South America and Maghreb.
Business development: International Development of new civil activities of a subsidiary of French major aerospace and defence industries.
Organisation of B to B events for European contractors in Automotive, Energy, Technology Media Telecom, Agro industrial sectors, Organic products (Food/Cosmectics/Vms).

References: Aegide Domitys, Sofema, Ecobat technologies Ltd., Systra, Groupe Carrefour, Eiffage, Maroc Export, Daisa,…

Master’s degree in economics Rennes I – MA in international Affairs Paris 1

DENIS BREBANT

DENIS BREBANT

Aerospace – Paris

30+ years experience in Aerospace-Security-Defence – Europe, ASEAN markets, South America
Quadrilingual FR, EN, ES, PT

Defence and Aeronautical, Infrastructures (Airport) sectors
General Management, Chief finance officer, Business strategy:
SOFEMA Deputy CEO – a subsidiary of French major aerospace and defence industries – dedicated to defence and high technology export and international business development
AEROSPATIALE- EADS (AIRBUS GROUP) Deputy to senior VP Mergers and acquisitions
VP Strategy – EADS (AIRBUS GROUP) Space & Defence
VP Sales and marketing Asia GIE ATR 42 and 72 seaters regional aircraft.
Senior sales and contract manager at MATRA SA Military Branch; and head of Offset programs.

HEC – Dauphine

JEAN HAGUET

JEAN HAGUET

Digital, Media, Telecom – Madrid

20+ years of experience in Telecom, Digital, Technologies;
Europe, Maghreb, Middle East.
Trilingual FR, EN, ES

Telecoms (specialized in network operators), Media, Internet
Strategy, Marketing, Product Development, Sales, New Business Launch, Strategic Partnerships, Business Development
Telecoms, Media, Internet, Insurance, Travel, Retail

References: Maroc Telecom, Zain, Orange, SFR, KPN, Telefonica, MCI of Iran, Mobily, Vivendi, Wolters Kluwer, CNP Assurances, Darty, EU Commission, Air France.

MBA INSEAD, Science Po Paris, City University (London)

DIDIER JEAN

DIDIER JEAN

Infrastructures – Paris

20+ years of experience in Infrastructures and construction
Europe, Maghreb, Middle East, Central and South America.
Quadrilingual FR, EN, ES, PT

Construction and infrastructure projects in Honduras, Colombia, Brazil Argentina, Chile, Palestine, Lebanon.

Programs financed by World Bank, European Commission…
Technical & Commercial Offers in response to Calls for Tenders
Contractual negotiations,
-Project Management,
-Strategic Marketing,
-Business Development,

References: European Commission, Bouygues, Vinci, …

ESA Architect School

MICHEL D’ESQUERRE

MICHEL D’ESQUERRE

Automotive, Industries – Paris

20+ years’ experience in Car equipment manufacturing
Europe, USA
Trilingual FR, EN, ES

Automotive, over 10 years’ experience as General Manager (Subs & BU) overseeing up to 350 employees and €120m turnover.
Specialised in distribution strategies, commercial recovery and redeployment plans,
Mergers & acquisitions, restructuring and cost reduction, value creation from waste recovery & recycling.
General Manager of Pneus Pirelli , Johnson Controls Batteries France.
Commercial strategies redeployment, performance improvement, companies integrations and cost reduction

References: Mobivia Groupe (Norauto, Maxauto, Midas, Carter Cash, Synchro Diffusion, Auto 5), TWIN Service (Automotive sector, 3D modelling), Rahimafrooz Globatt Ltd, Ecobat Technologies Ltd, …

HEC, DESCF (Paris)

LUDOVIC MATHIEU

LUDOVIC MATHIEU

Life Sciences – Paris

20+ years of experience in Pharmaceutical/Health
Europe
Bilingual FR, EN

Business strategy, Marketing, Product Development, Distribution, New Business Development, Launch Management
Former Associate Director within a welknown consulting firm, Ludovic was in charge of the Healthcare industry and the search for a buyer practices.
Expertise includes cost assessment, downsizing, complex projects management, restructuring strategy, social aspects, negotiation with work council, due diligence process and industrial implementation.

Management of several search for a buyer/reindustrialization projects and built strong partnerships within “pharma world”.

Some search for a buyer references: Pfizer (including API unit), BMS, Fresenius Kabi, AstraZeneca (API), Cephalon (API), TEVA, Fenwal….

Partnerships references: NanoBiotix, Conden Pharma, SGS LifeSciences, Amatsi Group,…

ESSCAE

PHILIPPE MAITREPIERRE

PHILIPPE MAITREPIERRE

Industry – Aerospace –  France – USA

20+ years of experience.
Europe, USA, SEA.
Trilingual FR, EN, ES

Top managerial positions in the international Group UGINE PECHINEY, USINOR and ARCELOR. Most noteworthy:
VP/Director of research of UGINE ACIERS
VP/Director of Marketing of UGINE S.A.
President and CEO of International Specialty Tube in Detroit
President and CEO of TECHALLOY a $120 Million company, North American leader in production of Stainless steel/Superalloy wires with 5 plants over the USA.
President of USINOR Auto/USA New York & Detroit
CEO CMI Welding Services – Belgian/American JV based in Belgium.
Over 15 successful ventures / JV realised.
Business development for french Aerospace Cluster.
Strategy, Marketing, Product Development, Sales, New Business Launch.

Harvard Business School, Mines Paris, California Institue of Technology

YVONNICK LEVESQUE

YVONNICK LEVESQUE

Market research  – Madrid

15 years of experience in Market Research: Automotive, Energy, Utilities, Oil & Gas, Telecom, Bank, Aerospace, Infrastructure,…
Europe, USA, South America, North Africa
Quadrilingual FR, EN, ES

Market research, Customer Experience, Analysis

References: Mercedes, Orange, Vodafone, Iberdrola, Bombardier, Banco Santander,,…

European Business School

THOMAS PEIX

THOMAS PEIX

Infrastructures, Energy – Tunis

15 years of experience in Energy, Oil & Gas, Water Treatment, Industrial equipment’s.
Europe, Tunisia, Libya.
Quadrilingual FR, EN, ES, AR

Business strategy, Marketing, Product Development, Distribution

References: Sulzer Pumps, Albin Pumps, Storax Equipements, Bowers Metrologie, Fluoro Seal, DEF Tunisie,…

Engineer – School of Industrial System Engineering of La Rochelle (France)

ERWANN THOMAS

ERWANN THOMAS

B2B – Energy – Organic Products – Madrid

15 years of experience in B2B. Specialist in Renewables energies and Energy saving.
Europe, South America.
Trilingual FR, EN, ES

Organisation of professional events and sectorial meetings for industrial companies, industrial contractors and public institutions.
Marketing and sales supports in the sector of energy during eight years.

Erwann has been working during four years in Chile.

References: T Solaris, Sunsystems, Maroc Export, Comexposium…

IPAG Business School