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Joël Pain

Chief Executive Officer, Positive Planet

Joel Pain is graduate of Sciences Po and EM Lyon. Since July 2012 he has been Managing Director of Positive Planet, an international solidarity organization, whose mission is the fight against poverty through the development of microfinance.

He began his career at Deloitte as a financial auditor, which led him to make many trips to developing countries. In 1999, Joel Pain joined the Caisse des Dépôts – Développement ( C3D ) as responsible for the strategic intelligence. In this context, he creates Up & Up, a company investing in start-ups.

In 2003, he launched an activity that gave him the feeling of being useful to the community, Evanéo SA, whose purpose was to help southern producers to access European markets and develop.

He was appointed Managing director of Positive Planet France in 2010.

Sport plays an important part in his life, including running: he has been running the marathon for over 10 years.