We are a Connected Wellness and Intelligent Data Platform company,
on a mission to empower Seniors to live longer, healthier and happier, at home and bring Peace of Mind to their children who live far away from their parents.

OUR TEAM

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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.
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Jin WANG
Partner, Chief Commercial Officer
Jin is a Partner of HiNounou and in charge of Business Development & Commercial Strategy. He was the Business Development Director of Wabi Project and former Strategy Consultant of McKinsey & Company. Jin has worked in China and cross Europe with 10+ years of experience in international business development, sales and project management including leading 40+ multinational team members to define and execute business strategy. Jin obtained bachelor degree from Tongji University and MBA degree from Oxford University, and currently serves as Secretary General of Oxford and Cambridge Society Shanghai.
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Bommy LEE
Chief Marketing Officer
Bommy has 15 years of experience bringing companies into the digital age, with a focus on communications and digital marketing strategies in medtech and connected-health technologies. She holds an executive MBA from HEC Paris, a master’s degree from Sciences-Po Paris, and started her career as a journalist at the International Herald Tribune. Bommy is Paris Ambassador for Women of Wearables, a global non-profit with 20,000 members worldwide, and sits on the Commission for Tech & Diversity at Paris Tech Advocates.
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Eddie Xu
Partner, CTO
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.
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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.
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Mark Gao
iOS Developer
Passionate about programming, Mark has over 3 years’ experience as an iOS developer. A meticulous programmer, he strives for perfection in his techniques. Previously, Mark has worked as the key developer for the game Galaxyzega and Zega Code. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Internet Engineering from Zhengzhou University of Light Industry.
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Danying (Helene) Zhu
Sales & Marketing Developer
Danying manages HiNounou’s communication and marketing via social media, public relations and events. She studied French and journalism in Shanghai International Studies University, as well as University of Lyon 2. She has had diverse experiences in national media, PR agency and government. She speaks fluent Chinese, French and English and is commitee member of La French Tech Shanghai.
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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.
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Vivian Chen
Business Analyst
As Business Analyst, Vivian’s focus is the research and analysis of the Chinese senior care industry, the market, competitors and their solutions. She is currently studying French in Shanghai International Studies University. Passionate about innovation, she participates in several creativity and entrepreneurship projects, where she strives for creativity and entrepreneurial roles.
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Marie Samssonow
Marketing & Business Developer
Marie manages HiNounou's communication and marketing via social media. Currently pursuing a double MBA Masters 2 Communication, Digital Marketing & Business at ESSCA Shanghai, she has experience in events, journalism, marketing and digital, and speaks fluent French and English.
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Helene Thomas
Digital Communication Developer
After several experiences in the digital area, Helene now works on creating and managing communities on social media while creating original content for HiNounou. She is currently pursuing an MBA in Digital and Marketing Business at ESSCA Shanghai.
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Angeline Terestchenko
Community Manager
Angeline manages HiNounou’s online communities, while also focusing on research in the health tech sector. She has a background in international communications and has studied in the US, France and China. She is currently studying International Webmarketing and Business in Shanghai.
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Florine Bouzignac
Communication Developer
Florine’s uses her knowledge of China (more than 5 years of experience), social networks and digital to develop communication strategies for HiNounou. She is currently pursuing an MBA in Digital Marketing & Business at ESSCA Shanghai. She has previously worked as an Internal Communications Manager at Mazars France.
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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.

OUR ADVISORS

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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Quentin Montardy
Researcher at BCBDI (CAS)
Quentin is researcher in Neuroscience at the Brain Cognition and Brain Disease Institute (Shenzhen, China), a research institute co-directed by the Chinese Academy of Science (CAS) and the MIT. His work focuses on the brain controls of emotions, including how our emotions can influence our most intimate perceptions and most basic motor skills. He did a Neuroscience PhD in CNRS (France) before joining the Chinese Academy of Science in 2014. In parallel, Quentin also works in developing Sino-European collaboration at both industrial and scientific levels, in particular with CNRS.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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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