Meet DIAMFAB at Hasselt Diamond Workshop 9-11 march 2022

Meet DIAMFAB at Hasselt Diamond Workshop 9-11 march 2022

Let’s meet us at Hasselt Diamond Workshop 2022 – SBDD XXVI on March 9-11, 2022.

DIAMFAB is an official sponsor of this event and our team will be there. You could meet : 

  • Jessica Bousquet, our R&D expert on diamond growth and doping who will be presenting a poster on recent results on nitrogen doping of diamond
  • Gauthier Chicot, our CEO 
  • David Eon, Julien Pernot and Etienne Gheeraert our scientific advisors

More information on http://www.uhasselt.be/SBDD

François Desmarest joins DIAMFAB’s advisory board

François Desmarest joins DIAMFAB’s advisory board

François Desmarest, financier and serial tech entrepreneur, joins the advisory board of DIAMFAB. Financial management, strategy, fund raising, business model, pricing… are all areas where François will bring his valuable experience and sound advice.

Passionate about technology and innovation, François met Gauthier (our CEO) through BPIFrance’s « Les DeepTech” community. https://www.lesdeeptech.fr

François was trained at HEC (finance option) and at Centrale Paris (Air-Space option). He has a multi-faceted career and experience, including investment banking (mergers and acquisitions, fund raising), investment (former CEO of the LMBO fund and Chairman of the Innovation branch), the creation or takeover of companies (6 in all, in tech hardware or software and digital media) and operational or financial management of startups or scaleups, all over the world but mainly in France, the UK and Switzerland. For several years he has been working in parallel with deep tech startups as an Operating Partner or part-time CFO.

Cyril Menon, Soitec’s Executive Vice President Operations, joins DIAMFAB’s advisory board

Cyril Menon, Soitec’s Executive Vice President Operations, joins DIAMFAB’s advisory board

Cyril’s arrival on DIAMFAB’s strategic committee is a great opportunity for the development of our start-up. In addition to his recommendations on the semiconductor industry, Cyril will also provide DIAMFAB with his valuable management advice and above all his innovative strategic vision.

The relationship between Cyril and DIAMFAB is not new as it started with a one-year mentorship after Khaled and Gauthier won the i-Lab grand prize in 2019. https://www.latribune.fr/technos-medias/concours/l-art-du-parrainage-ou-la-taille-d-un-diamant-brut-845151.html

Cyril joined Soitec in 2006 and became Head of the Bernin site in 2012 and then Executive Vice President Operations in 2018. Previously, he was in charge of device engineering and then process engineering at IBM Semiconductor. He was in charge of process development, technology transfer and production acceleration.

Cyril Menon holds a master’s degree in physics from Grenoble INP, a thesis in microelectronics from the Stockholm Royal Institute of Technology and a degree in management from Harvard Business School.