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Chief Executive Officer


Sophie Désormière is the Chief Executive Officer of AALPS Capital, a private equity management company based in France. Consisting of a unique team, combining key industrial expertise and energy investment experience, the Fund acts on immediate opportunities from a proprietary Deal Flow of selected investments that contribute to the future Clean Mobility and Energy sectors. The Fund invests in innovative hydrogen start-ups, open to active investors to create industrial plug-and-play technology solutions. The Fund aims to deploy approximately €60M in direct investments spread throughout some 12 equity holdings, with an additional potential of €120M from co-investments.

Prior to joining AALPS Capital in 2018, she was Marketing & Sales Group General Manager – Senior Executive Vice President at Solvay, a Belgium based company of specialty chemicals, where she started in 2010. In this capacity, she carried out the Marketing & Sales transformation with a strong focus on Operational Excellence and Customer Centricity. Previously, Ms Desormière spent 17 years in increasingly responsible positions at Valeo, an independent industrial group focused on the design, production and sale of components, integrated systems and modules for the Automotive industry, including Research and Development Product Line Director, Branch Marketing Innovation Director, Group Product Marketing Director and Comfort Enhancement Domain Director. Furthermore, Ms Desormière has been an elected member of the supervisory Board of publicly traded Somfy S.A. (Euronext Paris) in 2017, and she was elected as an independent Board member of publicly traded Gentherm Incorporated (Nasdaq:THRM) in 2012.

She is a graduate of the Ecole Nationale Superieure de Chimie of Paris, with a degree in Industrial Engineering, and a holder of a PMD from Harvard Business School.

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