Ace Management becomes Ace Capital Partners

Laurent Collet-Billon


Laurent joined Ace Capital Partners as Operating Partner in 2019.

Laurent has worked as a weapons engineer for the DGA (French DoD), from 1971 to 2006, including two years at the cabinet of the French Ministry of Defence (86-88). He notably led the Horus program from 1988 to 1991.

He also was an advisor to Alcatel’s CEO, from 2006 to 2008. He became Head of the DGA in 2008, a position he kept for nine years, during which he tried to boost research and innovation through initiatives such as DGA Lab or DGA Forum Innovation.

Since he left his functions in 2019, Laurent has been external advisor of McKinsey and co-president of LPS, an accelerator focused on sovereign technologies.

EDUCATION
  • ISAE-Supaero
BOARD POSITIONS
  • Europlasma
Team: Operating group
Sector: Aerospace & Defence