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Axeans leadership

Expert strategy consultants with strong industrial background

Franck Herbaux

Managing Partner

Franck Herbaux is the President and founder of Axeans. Franck is Partner for strategy, M&A and performance improvement programs.

Franck has over 10 years of management consulting at A.T. Kearney and Arthur D. Little, and leverages a deep expertise in the energy, telecom, media, e-commerce, consumer goods & process industries. He notably created the global Media / E-commerce practice for Arthur D. Little worldwide.

Franck has more than 10 years of corporate experience with the business development of the Upstream division of Total, in various geographies: Middle East, South East Asia, South America…

He is also a former member of the board and executive in charge of Business Development & Performance Improvement of Flexitallic, a Private Equity owned company.

Franck Herbaux graduated from Ecole Polytechnique and the French Petroleum Institute. He is fluent in French, English and Spanish.

Giovanni Drago


Giovanni Drago is Partner of Axeans for Operations, M&A & Technology. He manages Axeans office in Shanghai.

Giovanni cumulated over 20 years of experience as top executive, management consultant and entrepreneur. He developed an expertise in the energy, automotive, aerospace, marine, chemical, metals and materials industries.

As entrepreneur and CEO, he created a venture in Singapore, producing biofuels & vegetal protein from the offshore cultivation of micro-algae.

Giovanni managed the operations of two divisions of Thomson, engineering and marketing departments of Valeo and the innovation and business development teams of Winoa (world leader of steel abrasives).

He performed more than 20 due diligence in both growing and distressed companies.

Giovanni graduated from Politecnico Torino, Ecole Centrale Paris and Chicago Booth MBA. He is fluent in French, Italian, English, German and Spanish.

Cédric Dugardin

Senior Advisor

Cédric Dugardin is Senior Advisor at Axeans, specialist in the retail industry.

Cédric is the former CEO of Quick Group. He designed and steered Quick Group turnaround, leading to a dramatic recovery of profitability. He led group refinancing on the high yield bond market and organized sale of the group.

He has more than 20 years of experience as CFO in tobacco, retail & food industries, and as an M&A and financial advisor.

Cédric ran the international expansion and integration of the Altadis Cigarette Division (Seita) in various countries (Korea, Russia, Morocco…).

Cédric graduated from IEP Paris and London School of Economics. He is fluent in French and English.

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