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Jean-Laurent Poitou | Industrial Advisor at EQT Group

Interviewed by Irène Toporkoff

We welcome Jean-Laurent Poitou, Industrial Advisor at EQT Group for a raw conversation on the turning points in his life that got him to where he is now and what drives him to keep going.


Jean-Laurent is an Industrial Advisor for EQT Group. Where he leverages his proven track record of success as a Global Leader at Accenture. At Accenture, Jean-Laurent drove digital transformation, ran large scale global programs, and managed strategy and acquisitions for Accenture’s clients and their multi-billion dollar business. He has vast experience working with Private Equity Funds, Large Companies, and Start-Ups.

Previously, as the European Lead for Accenture’s Applied Intelligence services, Jean-Laurent consulted with businesses supporting Fortune 500 and public sector clients’ transformation, applying Artificial Intelligence, Data Science, Data Engineering, Robotics and Automation to create new sources of revenues, provide outstanding digital customer experience and leverage insights for competitiveness.

Jean-Laurent joined Accenture in 1988 after a degree in Engineering at Paris Ecole Polytechnique. In his 32 years at Accenture, he held many leadership positions, implementing strategic programs in Communications, Media and Technology (CMT) companies : from internet and media to telecommunications, professional electronics, consumer electronics, aerospace, defense, semiconductor and software industries. He served as the Global consulting lead for Accenture’s CMT group. In this role, he had the pleasure of working with the market leaders in technology innovation who make digital transformation possible, whether they produce digital content and ads, provide communications services or build the hardware & software solutions consumers and businesses use every day.

Prior to that, Jean-Laurent had been in charge of the Strategy and Acquisitions for this CMT group, after having been the Asia Pacific and Global Lead for the Electronics, High Tech, Aerospace & Defense Industries.

We hope you enjoy our raw conversation with Jean-Laurent. Editing and sound mixing of this episode was done by Clara Ernoult..