This week we are shining an Industry Spotlight on François Richard, CEO of Lanéva.
The vision and drive this man has is exactly what we need to change the yachting industry!
What is your background and how did you develop the skills to direct a company?
I graduated with a bachelor in Political Science from Sorbonne University in Paris and a MA in International Studies and Diplomacy from SOAS (School of Oriental and African Studies), University of London. I also had the chance to roam and travel before embarking on this adventure.
With experiences at the United Nations in London then New York, in consulting in Paris and finally as a shipbroker in Hamburg, I am a fervent advocate of the acquisition of knowledge through real experience. Skills are acquired by being passionate about your project, always looking for the optimal solution (sometimes late at night) and very often by collaborating with different profiles in their experiences and ways of thinking.