Guillaume Dehan

Guillaume has never been one to shy away from the new and unknown. From an early age he knew he wanted to explore the world and experience different cultures and he saw business as a perfect platform to do that.

This drove him to make his choice to study at EM Normandie Business School, allowing him to move between the French and UK campus and graduate with a BA (Hons) in Marketing from both the EM Normandie Business School and Leeds University.

In true Guillaume style, he took the road less travelled and found a job in banking in China – when the country was still an emerging economy opening up to the world. The culture shock was huge but this didn’t deter Guillaume who lapped up the opportunity to learn about the different financing needs across industries.

After such a high paced lifestyle, Guillaume spent some down time in Australia before heading back to Europe where he got his first taste of working in a hedge fund startup environment. This piqued Guillaume’s interest in innovation and agile thinking which has been a key theme for him ever since.

But after a long stint working in investment management in London, Guillaume was ready for another move – this time to New Zealand. He came for personal reasons, leaping across the world to be with his kids, but has also bridged a gap between his asset management career and social entrepreneurship. Guillaume founded Fund a Future in 2019 after completing his Master of Technological Futures with Tech Futures Lab and hasn’t looked back. His mission? To make New Zealanders the most generous country in the world. And there’s no doubt that he won’t stop until he’s achieved this.

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