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Stéphane Chatonsky, WG’97 (Vice-Chair)

Co-Founder and Managing Director

Stéphane Chatonsky, WG’97, is a co-founder and managing director of Ivest, an investment and advisory firm that specializes in cross-border M&A, joint ventures and partnerships between Australia and Asia. Prior to co-founding Ivest, Stéphane was a general partner at LeapFrog Investments, a global emerging markets private equity fund and was responsible for South East Asia. Stéphane worked in venture capital and investment banking at Macquarie Bank, was a management consultant at McKinsey & Company, and worked as an investment banker at Lazard Frères & Co. in Europe.

Stéphane is an adjunct faculty at the Australian Graduate School of Management at UNSW Sydney. He is also an honorary fellow at Macquarie University, for which he has been teaching corporate finance to students in Australia, Singapore, China PRC, and Hong Kong.

Stéphane is an active investor and advisor and sits on the board of a range of early stage technology startups.

In addition to his MBA, Stéphane holds a B.Sc. in economics from ESSEC Business School in Paris and is a fellow at the Australian Institute of Company Directors.