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François Marty

President, Foncière Chênelet

BACKGROUND/ Academic and professional background

François Marty was trained to be a trucker, and is certified in transportation. He is also an HEC Senior from the class of 1996.

In 1975, he started out as a trucker, to become a dealer in materials in 1976. In 1979, he became a seaport forwarder. In 1985, he became manager then CEO of  SOMEBOIS. In 1995, he became manager then CEO of Scierie et Palettes du Littoral S.C.O.P S.A. From 1999 to 2001, he was advisor then Chief of Cabinet for the Social Economy State Secretary, and he is now President of Foncière Chênelet.


ACHIEVEMENT / What does the project/initiative/startup/company you will be presenting at the Positive Economy Forum consist of?

We build quality and biosourced housing for those in need.



LOCATION / Where do you lead your project/company (city, region and country)?

We build in 6 different regions in France, and in Algeria.


IMPACT / How do you evaluate the economic, social, politic and environmental impact of your project / action?

Visit our website:


QUOTE / A sentence, quotation or a word that best describes you

The road doesn’t exist, it simply exists because we walk (Grégoire de Nysse).