A graduate of École Centrale Engineering School and Essec Business School, Serge is currently one of the main cinema and television financiers in France. He is the chairman of the leading Cinemage Soficas he co-founded in 2006 and is also in charge of 123 Venture’s media vehicles. He has participated in funding more than 300 films which have received more than 150 nominations at the Cesars Awards as well as the Cannes, Berlin, and Venice Festivals, and been presented with more than 15 awards, including the 2015 Palme d’Or for “Dheepan”. He is the co-author of several books including “Paroles de Dirigeants”, “L'entreprise, un acteur clé de la société”, and “L’empire en héritage”. Serge is president of the Media & Entertainment Chair, which he founded at ESSEC Business School in 2006. He’s been teaching corporate finance, entrepreneurship and media economics for 25 years.