André Loesekrug-Pietri


André Loesekrug-Pietri, German-French, held leadership positions in VC, government, industry and as entrepreneur. Starting as assistant to the CEO of Aerospatiale-Airbus, he spent 15 years in PE & VC, including 10 years with China, investing in European companies with global ambitions. In 2017, he paused from private sector to become Special Advisor to the French Minister of Defence, responsible for European Defense as well as technology.  He is now managing the Joint European Disruptive Initiative, to accelerate France and Germany’s leadership in disruptive innovations. HEC and Harvard Kennedy School graduate, he also attended Sup-Aero engineering school. Nominated Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum, he is a private pilot and Colonel with the French Air Force People’s Reserve. @andrepietri

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