COMPANIES & STRATEGIES - FINANCE & LEGAL

Appointment

New president for Seqvoia’s board



After 11 years at Deloitte, where he ended up as partner, and six months at Arendt Services, Benjamin Collette will challenge Nicolas Buck at Seqvoia. (Photo: Arendt/Archives)

After 11 years at Deloitte, where he ended up as partner, and six months at Arendt Services, Benjamin Collette will challenge Nicolas Buck at Seqvoia. (Photo: Arendt/Archives)

Nicolas Buck and Renaud Jamar have appointed a new chairman for the board of directors of their fintech Seqvoia: Benjamin Collette, who recently set up his own consulting firm after 11 years as a partner at Deloitte.

“This is not the first time I have worked with someone from Liège. I really enjoy working with people from Liège, it's natural,” says Seqvoia's CEO Nicolas Buck referring to his partners Jamar or Marc-Olivier Lifrange (Legitech). He knows that he has surrounded himself with one of the best asset management specialists on the market.

“We don't need to explain everything to him. He knows the industry and the strategy very well. He understands the value of the things and the technology we are developing at Seqvoia," explains the entrepreneur.

Collette, who has just set up his own consulting company, Palana, after a short stint at Arendt Services and a long career at Deloitte, where he was a member of the executive committee and the reference partner for the financial industry, did not want to get involved in really executive functions.

“He will challenge the way we run the company, the governance, the way we deal with our shareholders, the way we manage our people, which in itself also suits me very well because I am not a self-centred CEO. I like to learn, to be convinced and to change my position if someone convinces me," Buck explains.

His arrival was all the easier to imagine as the position of president of the board of directors was previously occupied by Jamar.

This story was first published in French on Paperjam. It has been translated and edited for Delano.