We are a Connected Wellness and Intelligent Data Platform company,
on a mission to empower Seniors to live longer, healthier and happier, at home.


Charles Bark
Founder & CEO
Charles is a serial entrepreneur, in January 2018 he was named by French President Emmanuel Macron as one of the top 3 French entrepreneurs in AI in China. He has invested over 5 years in R&D in IoT Robotics for HiNounou, for which he holds 5 patents. He is currently a PHD candidate in AI Robotics for Elderly Predictive Care and has published a research paper on fall prevention for elders. Charles hails from University of Oxford, UTC, HEC Paris and has worked in France, South Korea, Africa and China.
Eddie Xu
Eddie has over 15 years experience in IT, R&D and project management in France and China. Having earned his Masters from UTC, Paris. He previously worked at the start-up ChinPass with Charles Bark in France’s CNRS where they won the National Innovation Award in 2004-2005. He was previously CTO of China’s no.1 B2B platform for travel. As CTO, Eddie’s work focuses on app development, blockchain server infrastructure and smart contract coding.
Guillaume Zagury
Chief Medical Officer
Guillaume has over 20 years’ experience as a Medical Doctor and Practitioner in China and France. He was previously Chief Medical Officer at International SOS and Vice President & Head of International Affairs at OASIS Beijing International Hospital. Having rich experience in innovation in e-health he has published multiple books and apps. He earned his medical doctorate with Dean’s honors at the University of Paris, and has specialized in health policy & emergency medicine and also has an MBA from HEC Paris.
Prianjali Kapur
Chief UX & Design Officer
Prianjali has over 7 years of experience in Industrial Design, UX, Design Research and Strategy. She received a Masters in Product Design from ISD Rubika and has previously worked as an Innovation Designer at Decathlon in France and as a UX Designer & Strategist at French Innovation agency, InProcess in Shanghai. Prianjali’s work today focuses on creating meaningful user experiences for Seniors within HiNounou’s ecosystem and services.
Howard Pang
Chief Robotics Officer
Howard manages the development, prototyping and programming of the HiNounou's Companion Robot and how it interacts with Seniors. He has a Masters in Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering from the University of Waterloo in Canada and has professional engineering and development experience, having previously worked at Intel, AMD, Qualcomm & Blackberry.
Lily You
Chief Wellness Officer
Lily, HiNounou’s Chief Wellness Officer, is a trained nurse and provides critical expertise on coaching Seniors on their health status and helping them develop healthy lifestyle habits and positive behaviours. She has previously worked as an Emergency Nurse and Operating Room Nurse at Shanghai’s premier international hospital, Shanghai United Family Hospital.
Cindy Gov
Junior Marketing & Sales Developer
Cindy manages HiNounou’s marketing and sales on our social media platforms. She holds a Marketing and Business Development Bachelor from ICD, France and Fudan University at the School of Economics. She is currently pursuing a Masters degree in International Business Development.
Danying (Helene) Zhu
Junior Marketing & Sales Developer
Danying manages HiNounou's communication and marketing via social media, public relations and events. Having studied French and journalism in Shanghai International Studies University, she is admitted to ESCP Europe, one of the top European business schools, to pursue a Master in Management. She speaks fluent Chinese, French and English and is member of La French Tech Shanghai.
Alison Li
Community Manager
Alison is a Community Manager & Researcher for HiNounou. Her research focuses on seniors' motivation towards healthy living and behaviour change, and is working on the development of HiNounou's Wellness Ecosystem. She is currently completing a BA from McGill University in Canada, in History, Political Science, and Computer Science as her main areas of study.


Frank Desvignes
Founder & CEO AXA Lab Asia
Frank is a leader in Fintech and Insurtech, with, over 20 years of experience. He is the founder of AXA Labs Asia, who’s aim is to connect the Asian ecosystem of start-ups and Tech players to the insurance world in order to design innovative business models. As a former Internet entrepreneur, he has accomplished a couple of Angel Investments.
Laetitia Daufenbach
Group Senior Vice President Global Seniors, Sodexo
As a member of Sodexo’s Seniors (Elderly, Disabled and Rehab sectors) Global Executive Committee, she helps Sodexo serve seniors in 24 countries around the world. This gives her knowledge and experience of the aging care field. She works to improve and find the best practices in aged care in order to enhance the quality of life of seniors worldwide.
Alexander Busarov
Co-Founder Walimai
Alex is Co-Founder of Walimai and WaBi, aiming to solve problems of counterfeiting and food safety in China, using the latest in anti-counterfeiting technology and a revolutionary blockchain based loyalty program. He has extensive strategic experience from working at McKinsey & Co. in both Europe and Asia. Alex aims to be a game changer in the IoT, protection and blockchain. He earned his degree from the London School of Economics.
Yaroslav Belinksky
Co-Founder Walimai
Yaroslav co-founded Walimai and Wabi with the aim to solve the problem of counterfeiting and food safety in China, using a state of the art protection solution and a blockchain powered behavioural technology. Yaroslav was a consultant at Bain & Co. specialising in consumer goods, transportation and financial services and helped in the structuring and running the US - China Energy Cooperation Program. He earned his degrees from the University of Oxford and LSE.
Gaetan Messin
Scientific Attaché for the French Consulate in Shanghai
Gaétan runs the R&D Club of the French Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai and is involved in Corporate Innovation and Artificial Intelligence workgroups of La FrenchTech. Graduated from Institut d’Optique, he holds a masters in Marketing from HEC Paris, and a PhD in Physics from University Paris 6, he did a Post-Doc in ENS Paris and another one in MIT before becoming a professor at Institut d’Optique on Paris-Saclay Campus, teaching and driving research in quantum physics. He chairs the ParisTech China jury and headed a Sino-French network of 20 research labs in quantum physics.
Philippe Torres
Deputy CEO at L’Atelier BNP Paribas
Philippe started his career as a software developer over 25 years ago. He worked with the first generation of AI algorithms and experimented on the technical foundations of the internet of things. Today, his research work is dedicated to find efficient and sustainable ways of accelerating innovation in human organizations.
Théodore Zeldin
President Oxford Muse Foundation
Theodore is an Oxford scholar, inspirational thinker and is the founder of Oxford Muse. He has been Dean of St Antony’s, now Associate Fellow of Green-Templeton College Oxford and appointed as Professor Honoris Causa at HEC Paris. He has mentored Charles Bark since 2003, who was his student at Oxford Templeton College.
Anne Quenedey
Partner at Baker McKenzie China
Anne is a partner at the multinational law firm Baker McKenzie. Anne assists major French and foreign groups in defining their legal and tax strategy, their M&A and restructuring operations with an expertise on China market. Anne is a lawyer at the Paris Court since 1995



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