our team

Thomas Le Diouron
Managing Partner

Thomas founded Impulse on the belief that entrepreneurship is a major force shaping the future of the new economy and society.

Thomas has extensive prior experience in strategy consulting and international business development in Asia/USA. Thomas graduated from Polytechnique, Ponts et Chaussées, Univ. Tokyo.

Active participant in associative & academic entrepreneurship communities, Thomas is angel investor & board member in a number of startups.

Arnaud Menard

Arnaud worked 3 years of Real Estate development (AXIM) and 7 years in Sustainable Development consulting (Greenaffair). He oversees Impulse for building projects and company development.

Arnaud graduated from Centrale Nantes with a specialization in Energy and Building

Antoine Thuillier

Antoine joined Impulse in 2014 after 7 years of experience in R&D and product innovation in the construction sector and successful intrapreneurial experience in BIM, prefabrication and smart building.

Antoine graduated from Mines Paristech, with a MBA and is preparing his PhD thesis on start-up/corporate relationships

Jérôme Pasquier

Jérôme is a Partner at Impulse. He supervises consulting assignments on strategy and innovation, especially in the industry sector internationally. He has a previous experience in strategy consulting in the Aeronautics & Space Defense sectors.

Jérôme graduated from Polytech and EM Lyon.



Thomas Martignon

Thomas is a Manager at Impulse. He supervises consulting assignments on strategy and innovation and is in charge of digital design and fablab. He has a previous experience in strategy and innovation consulting and entrepreneurship.

Thomas graduated from EDHEC Business School.

Solène Bordenave
Senior Consultant

Solène is a Senior Consultant at Impulse. She supervises consulting assignments on strategy and innovation and is in charge of Health & Prevention in the construction industry. She has a previous experience on the sustainable transformation topic, in the consulting field and within a design office.

Solène graduated from Sciences Po Bordeaux.

Alice Birolo
Senior Consultant

Alice is a Senior Consultant at Impulse. She supervises consulting assignments on strategy and innovation and is in charge of the smart city, low carbon and real estate topics. She has a previous experience in urban innovation and sustainable transformation within a public institution for regional development.

Alice graduated from Politecnico di Torino and École des Ponts et Chaussées.

 Peupedje Mendy
Senior Consultant

Peupedje is a Senior Consultant at Impulse. He leads consulting missions in strategy and innovation, and is in charge of energy and transport. Peupedje worked at Deloitte Luxembourg in the Strategy and Operations department.

Peupedje graduated from SKEMA Business School.

Marion Desnost
Senior Consultant

Marion is a Senior Consultant at Impulse. She conducts consulting assignments on strategy and innovation and is in charge of the Industry 4.0 and energy transition topics. She has a previous experience in the consulting field in mobility and energy.

Marion graduated from Paris School of Business and the Dublin Business School.

Maxime Chamillard

Maxime is a Consultant at Impulse. He conducts consulting assignments on strategy and innovation and coordinates Impulse Labs, the startup accelerators operated by Impulse teams. He has previous experience in Open Innovation in a large construction group (sourcing, project development, deployment, corporate venture…).

Maxime graduated from Sup’Biotech, Paris Dauphine university and Mines ParisTech.

Joséphine Beaune 

Joséphine is a Consultant at Impulse. She conducts consulting assignments on strategy and innovation and is in charge of the circular economy and housing topics. She has a previous experience as a business developer in a London startup and in finance in a large French company.

Joséphine graduated from EM Lyon.




Quentin Boutouria 

Quentin is a Consultant at Impulse, specialized in corporate strategy and definition of new businesses. He was previously Strategy Consultant at Roland Berger after an initial experience in the telecommunications sector.

Quentin is graduated from EM Lyon.



Ludovic Bonillo 

Ludovic is a Consultant. He conducts consulting assignments after previous experiences among Open Innovation Departments in large groups such as Nexity or Société Générale.

Ludovic graduated from PSB Paris School of Business and studied at CSUMB California State University Monterey Bay.

Lorène Durazza 

Lorène is a Consultant, specialised in leading innovation initiatives on behalf of major companies and public players. Lorène was previously part of the innovation teams of a major industrial company and public institutions. She is also an entrepreneur, she participated in the creation of a mobile application in the framework of an SSE project. 

Lorène is a graduate of SKEMA BS.

Juliette Gruau

Juliette is a consultant at Impulse Partners and works on issues related to construction and the transformation of the construction industry. She has previous experience in startups, and obtained a double degree in engineering (specialising in building materials) and business.

Juliette graduated from INSA Rennes and Audencia Business School.


Zineb Bouchikhi

Zineb leads Impulse’s projects on the topics of well-being in real estate and low-carbon construction. She also contributes to Impulse Partners’ international development.

Zineb previously worked in the field of social entrepreneurship.

Zineb is a graduate of Neoma Business School.

Hannah Taieb

Hannah joined Impulse after several experiences in the entrepreneurial ecosystem, specifically in coaching start-ups and scale-ups. She works on circular economy and low carbon issues.

Hannah is a graduate of EDHEC Business School.

Alexandre Perez-Cazard

Alexandre is specialized in Industry 4.0 and energy transition, after a first experience in the energy sector. His international background allows him to contribute to the development of Impulse Partners abroad.

Alexandre is pursuing a General Engineering degree at the Ecole Centrale de Lyon.

Clément Ravard

Clément joined Impulse after creating a startup in the field of urban mobility and experiences in finance and audit. He is developing expertise in the building sector, accompanying the partners in the Buildings & Construction platform in innovation partnerships.

Clément is a graduate of NEOMA Business School.

Louisa Djafri
Executive Assistant

Louisa is an executive assistant, and supports the teams in the animation of innovation, and is responsible for the administrative management of the company. She has been working as an executive assistant for 15 years in all types of companies, particularly in the real estate sector.

Louisa is also involved in associations such as the Resto du Coeur or Môm’Artre, a childcare network focused on art and culture.

Salma Jebbari

Salma joined Impulse Partners after working as a strategist in a large group in the energy, oil and gas sector. She is specialized in the real estate sector, specifically in the topics of comfort, health, well-being and financing.

Salma graduated from IE Business School (Madrid), studied at Warwick Business School and is pursuing a Master in Management at ESCP.

Anaïs Bregeon

As a consultant for Impuse Partners, Anaïs is in charge of Energy and Industrial topics. She works on innovation platforms and strategy consulting assignments. Anaïs has previous experience in innovation, support to startups as well as experience in strategy consulting in France and abroad.

Anaïs graduated from ESME Sudria engineering school with a major in the Energy sector (France) and also studied at The University of Wollongong and The University of Sydney (Australia).

Tristan Vennin

Tristan is specialized in construction and industry after several experiences in these sectors. He works on the Construction & Building, Plant 4.0 and EVOLEN’UP platforms.

Tristan is a graduate of INSA Rennes and AUDENCIA Business School.

Ilona Dubarry

Ilona joined Impulse after several experiences in the development of innovative companies both in France and abroad. She works on circular economy and low-carbon issues, with a particular interest in working with the public sector.

Ilona is a graduate of Sciences Po Bordeaux.

Carina Henderson
Communication and Events

Carina joined Impulse after several experiences in political communiction in the United States. Carina is in charge of communication, marketing and events at Impulse Partners (conferences, trade shows, startup selection committees, events at Station F, etc.)

Carina is currently completing a Master’s degree in European Studies at the Sorbonne Nouvelle. She has a double Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and International Studies from the University of Florida.

Gaëlle Peironnenche

Gaëlle joined Impulse after an experience in an impact incubator located in Paris. Specializes in real estate, spreviously working for a real estate developer in Ile de France for two years. At Impulse, she accompanies the partners of the Immowell Lab, Innovative Housing and Red Lab platforms.

Gaëlle has a Master’s degree from ESPI and a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Nottingham (UK).

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