Emanuele De Leonardis

Head of Partnerships & BD at Cathay Innovation

Emanuele is Head of Partnerships & Business Development at Cathay Innovation, based in Paris.

Emanuele brings 18+ years of experience and achievements in introducing highly innovative, data-driven solutions to the market, mainly in the areas of telecommunications, media and technology.

Prior to joining Cathay Innovation, Emanuele was VP Sales and Partnerships at Influans, a French start-up acquired by Ogury, developing an AI-first, SaaS platform for marketers as well as holding several senior positions at Orange where he co-founded Orange Data Analytics business unit and drove innovation initiatives in data and insights monetization for customers. More recently he was part of ExCom sponsored Data Strategy and Governance, a program aimed at fostering the adoption of innovative data-driven practices across all Orange affiliates. In addition, Emanuele has actively contributed to the international development of VC-backed scale-ups, such as Velti, Amobee and PacketVideo.

Emaunele has two Masters of Engineering degrees from Politecnico di Torino (Italy) and Telecom ParisTech (France) and speaks 4 languages fluently.



  • Head of Partnerships & BD

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