70th Anniversary Edition
Arnould de la Boulaye
Serial Business Angel
Arnould was the National VP Traineeships then National President of AIESEC in France from 1963-66 and delivered 800 traineeships at that time. He was the co-organizer of the first AIESEC International Seminar on “Education for International Business in 1966 and was part of the Advisory Council for AIESEC International in 1967. He was the founding member and President of AIESEC Alumni France from 1966-1968. Arnould then became the President of the1969 AIESEC International Congress in Paris. Since 2008 he has been strongly involved with the creation of the AIESEC Fund under the King Baudoin Foundation with the full support of Jean Choplin and Victor Loewenstein.
Contributions to AIESEC’s Vision of Peace and Fulfillment of Humankinds Potential:
“Having been all my life stamped by AIESEC, I never stopped thinking that the AIESEC movement – with its ethical charter – carries universal values that are still relevant: transparency, international understanding, concrete projects dedicated to facilitate the integration of its members – students and alumni – into professional life. This is all the more relevant that the world is profoundly affected by the digital revolution, the globalization of economic exchanges, while noting that innovation is at the heart of all these changes.
Being myself full-time engaged for over 30 years in providing assistance to start up in many areas (solar energy, waste and water treatment, wood construction, machine learning, internet marketplaces, product quality local and organic, etc, I can see how start-ups with high growth potential must rapidly internationalize and work with people of various nationalities. As far as I am concerned, AIESEC naturally aims to be part of all these changes and adventures.” – Arnould de la Boulaye
Arnould graduated from ESSEC Business School, Paris in 1966 and then completed his D.E.A. International Economics ( pre-PHD) at the University of Paris in 1969. For 10 years, he worked for in corporate finance for Honeywell and Eaton Corporation. He also spent two years in a joint venture with Nestle/Wagons-lits as its Vice President Finance and CEO of its senior residential chain subsidiary. He has been self-employed since 1989 and does executive transition management and assistance to start-up companies and is a serial business angel.