Anne-Sara Budowniczy
Co-Founder and CEO
The IVY Award is an annual award presented to an exceptional candidate under 30 from the technology sector who stands out in what he has achieved. The Jury, which is chaired by Pierre Aussure, aims to award a manager who has been outstanding and who will continue to grow and become a key player in the technology sector. Pierre Aussure and the IVY professionals carry out interviews during the year and candidates are narrowed down to five pre-Winners, then three Winners who will go on to the Grand Oral.

Pierre Aussure, President of the Jury, with Anne-Sara Budowniczy.
The executive search consultant is always on the lookout for talented professionals. The search for the IVY Award winner follows the same train of thought. It is a search to find the best young up and coming manager in the technology sector. Emphasis is put on youth and the possibility of identifying young talent at an early stage.

Jury 2019.
At the Grand Oral, each Winner presents his/her company, background and professional experience and then answers questions from various members of the Jury and journalists present. Each candidate has twenty minutes to convince the audience that he/she should win. When the Grand Oral is finished, the Jury retires to vote and designate the IVY Award winner for the year.

The Jury 2019 was composed of
  • Lucien Besse, Co-fondateur & COO, Shippeo
  • Pierre Bontemps, Président, Coriolis Telecom
  • Franck Bouétard, Président-Directeur Général France, Ericsson
  • Guy-Hubert Bourgeois, Président-Directeur Général, Beijaflore
  • Alexandra Chabanne, CEO, MediaCom France & COO GroupM
  • Pascale Dumas, Présidente France, HP
  • Emmanuel Fromont, Corporate VP, President EMEA, Acer
  • Laurent Giovachini, Directeur Général Adjoint, Sopra Steria
  • Nathalie Leboucher, SVP Western Europe, North Africa and Middle East, Kapsch
  • Nick Leeder, VP EMEA LCS Hub, Google
  • Hugues Meili, Président-Directeur Général, Niji
  • Amélie Oudéa-Castéra, Directrice e-Commerce, Data et Digital, Carrefour
  • Christian Poyau, Co-fondateur & Président-Directeur Général, Micropole
  • Carlo Purassanta, Président France, Microsoft
  • Vincent Rouaix, Président-Directeur Général, GFI
  • Nicolas Sekkaki, Président-Directeur Général France, IBM
  • Olivier Sévillia, Directeur Général Europe, Groupe Capgemini
  • Gilles Thiebaut, Président-Directeur Général France, HPE
  • Stéphane Thirion, General Manager Enterprise Europe, Apple
  • Yves Tyrode, Directeur Général Digital, BPCE
  • Richard Viel, Directeur Général, Bouygues Telecom

2018 Winner :
Lucien Besse
Co-Founder & CEO, Shippeo
  2017 Winner :
Ismael Ould
CEO & Co-Founder Wynd
2016 Winner :
Quentin Vacher
Co-Founder & Co-CEO Frichti
  2015 Winner :
Gary Anssens,
Founder and CEO
2014 Winner :
Angelique Zettor,
Co-founder and Co-CEO Genymobile
  2013 Winner :
Gautier Machelon,
2012 Winner :
Fany Péchiodat,
CEO & Founder My Little Paris
  2011 Winner :
Jonathan Benhamou,
CEO & Founder Novapost
2010 Winner :
Bastien Duclaux,
CEO & Co-Founder Twenga
  2009 Winner :
Jonathan Benassaya,
CEO & Co-Founder Blogmusik /
2008 Winner :
Benjamin Mestrallet,
CEO & Founder eXo Platform
  2007 Winner :
Stéphane Bohbot,
CEO & Founder ModeLabs
2006 Winner :
Mathieu Nouzareth,
CEO & Founder Boonty
  2005 Winner :
Mihai Crasneanu,
CEO and Founder Glowria
2004 Winner :
Pierre Kosciusko-Morizet,
CEO & Founder
  2003 Winner: André Haddad,
Vice President Ebay
Ivy Special Award 2016 :
Hugo Mercier,
Co-Founder and President of Rythm