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Philippe Genoux, founder of Pronoia Consulting Services, has acted as an independent consultant since 2000, and undertook several consulting assignments, including financial engineering, merger and acquisitions or strategy and organization.


Boasting a dual experience in the public and private sectors, he left the Ministry of Defence in October 2013. In his last position of chargé de mission at the French General council of armament, he was in charge of supervising a working group to analyze the economic efficiency of defense expenditure in France.

Previously, he acted from 2009 to 2012 as Chief of Mission "Public Private Partnerships" (PPP) of the ministry of defense, mission he created in March 2009. With a team of a dozen highly qualified people (lawyers, analysts and project managers), he has been directly involved in all the operations of outsourcing and PPPs initiated by the ministry of defense during that period. From 2004 until 2009, he was head of the office "New modes of acquisition" which he created in July 2004 within the General Delegation for Armaments - DGA - of the ministry of defense and, as such, led the awarding of the first PPP of the French ministry of defense, notified in January 2008, on the provision of a fleet of forty helicopters fully maintained by the private contractor (duration 22 years, amount 430 M€).

Philippe Genoux began his professional career at the ministry of defense in 1983 after a one year training leave in the United States as research engineer. Initially responsible for the direction and funding of research projects, he then led from 1985 to 1990 a team of engineers at Bassin d'essais des carènes to complete the design of innovative propellers and propulsors for French nuclear submarines "Indomptable" and "Le Triomphant"-class.

Joining in 1991 Innolion venture capital firm based in Paris, he set up and managed a portfolio of investments, valued at € 10 million in high tech "start-ups". As part of its activities, he acted as Board member of French and foreign companies (UK, USA, NL), and was directly involved in two IPOs (London and Amsterdam) and several trade sales. Meanwhile, from 1994 to 1997, he was first COO then CEO of a medical robotics start-up company owned by Innolion before its sales to the Swedish Medical Group Elekta. In this capacity, he negotiated numerous agreements (technology transfer, distribution agreements, applications for patents…).

From 1997 until 2000, he served as Senior Vice-President in the World Corporate Customers Department of Crédit Lyonnais. As such, he was in charge of the global relationship management with key corporate customers in the sectors of car equipment and house appliances (white products). In charge of vitalizing the bank's relationship with its French and foreign clients in the automotive equipment and appliance manufacturers, he coordinated the specialized business lines of the bank and its network of national and international agencies and, moreover, was in charge of sizing the consolidated financial exposure in regards to corporate global risk assessment.

Born in 1955, Philippe Genoux is a graduate of Ecole Polytechnique (1976) and the National School of Advanced Techniques (ENSTA) (1981), and PhD of the University of Paris VI in Applied Mathematics (1988). He was awarded by the "Association du Génie maritime et des ingénieurs ENSTA" the prize Roger Brard in 1993. From 2004 to 2012, he gave numerous courses on public-private partnerships (PPP) in various bodies such as ENA, IHEDN, French War school.

Ranked Ingénieur général de l'armement (Ret.), he is a knight of the Legion of Honor and officer of the National Order of Merit.

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