Laurent is a French entrepreneur, recognized for its digital/mobile payments-banking & Fintech expertise, with a focus on strategy, business development, & innovation. As the Founder and CEO of Altéir Consulting, created just after he helped launch Zebank, first online bank in Europe in 1999, he had the opportunity to work across the complete value chain helping telcos, banks, insurers, new incumbents and start ups to define new strategies & products, to launch new businesses and to manage major international projects in the telco, payment & digital finance sector. Since 2011 he chairs the Payment & Fintech club of the French Digital economy association (ACSEL), biggest club in France for the sector which gathers 300 experts each quarters for international exchanges. He is also the Vice President of ACSEL. He founded and own the Paris Fintech Forum. The second edition in January 2017 gathered 1800 attendees from 47 countries to listen to 200+ speakers, mainly CEOs from all over the world. (www.parisfintechforum.com & @ParisFinforum ) He is part of many payment & fintech institutional bodies and a regular speaker in key international events.