Thomas Poitrineau

Senior Programme Manager, Paris

Thomas leads the company creation process at EF Paris. His job is to make sure that the founders on the program build the best venture-backable companies, and get them funded by EF.

Before joining EF, Thomas spent 3 years at Jumia (backed by Rocket Internet, Goldman Sachs, Orange, MTN and CDC), the largest e-commerce platform and marketplace in Africa. There, he first managed Sales for North Africa and then headed the Tunisian Branch, before moving to Take Eat Easy where he launched the Belgium food delivery platform in South of France.

He later became GM of onefinestay in Italy, (aquired by Accor Hotel) before joining EF in early 2019.

Since joining EF, Thomas has helped hundreds of entrepreneurs build their company and participated in the pre-seed and seed funding of more than 40 of those, including the likes of Extrality, Imvitro, Kinetix and CoreBiogenesis.