Jacky Abitbol

Managing Partner at Cathay Innovation

Jacky is a Partner at Cathay Innovation, based in Paris.

He brings over 17 years of advisory and operational experience in Telecommunications, Media and Technology, with deep expertise in venture capital and corporate development.

Prior to joining Cathay Capital, Jacky was a Venture Partner with Iris Capital in Israel from 2012 to 2015. In this role, he was responsible for identifying investment opportunities and monitoring local portfolio companies. In addition Jacky headed the Corporate Development activity for Orange startups program. In addition, he served as Vice President for Corporate Development at Orange Digital from 2012 to 2013 and Investment Director at Orange Capital (now Iris Capital) from 2011 to 2012.

Previously, Jacky was a Business Development & Sales Director for the mobile division of SanDisk from 2006 to 2011 and worked as a Corporate and Business Development Director at GFI in Spain from 2003 to 2006. He started his career as part of the management team of Fantine Group (now Aviv Ventures).

Jacky holds an MBA from Boston University and a Business Administration Degree from Madrid Business School.


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