Executive Board

Valentin Pellissier

After a Bachelor at Sciences Po Paris and a Master’s in International Public Management at the International School of Political Sciences (PSIA), Valentin is one of the first to work on the French Tech brand and its international influence.

In 2018, he took over the management of a small network of coworking spaces and business services and is increasingly interested in these places that accompany changing ways of working.

Following this experience, Valentin founded in 2021 the first firm entirely dedicated to advice on the design and operation of third places.

This year is also an opportunity to materialize his project to give a voice to the tech sector with the official launch of TECH FRANCE AMBASSADEURS.

Tsvetelin Anastasov

Originally from Bulgaria, Tsvetelin completed his studies in France where he obtained a master’s degree from the University of Le Havre and a master’s degree from the University of Paris Dauphine.

The experience he acquired during his studies and professional development in Paris and Singapore propelled him into a large French financial services company. He acts as a consultant in data management & strategy.

Today, Tsvetelin works in the consulting world. He supports management teams in the development of strategies and action plans around data management.

In 2020, he met Valentin with whom he decided to found TECH FRANCE AMBASSADEURS. Through this project, Tsvetelin intends to facilitate the sharing of ideas and connect tech players more effectively.

Samantha Strasman
General Secretary

With a master’s degree in marketing from ESSCA, Samantha began her professional life in the perfume sector in a consultancy firm.

After a stop at the Sorbonne to learn Russian and Arabic, then a few freelance jobs for a local newspaper, it was in 2016 that she met the CEO of an insurance brokerage company.

Samantha was then hired as a project manager to digitize the marketing of insurance for connected objects or IoT. She is then promoted to Executive Assistant to the President and ensures the coordination of resources and projects between France, Tunisia and Bulgaria.

In September 2019, Samantha created her own consulting and marketing project management company. She works in particular with SaaS software publishers.

The story begins in 2013 when Russ Shaw, former Director of Innovation at Telefónica and then Managing Director of Skype, created TECH LONDON ADVOCATES (TLA) to ensure that an independent voice is heard for the benefit of the technology industry.

Faced with the enthusiasm of the London ecosystem, he decided to offer international influence to the community he created by replicating this model in other cities and countries around the world. The year is 2016 and GLOBAL TECH ADVOCATES is born.

About Global Tech Advocates

GLOBAL TECH ADVOCATES is the only international community to unite and bring the voice of the private tech sector to the world.

More than 20,000 entrepreneurs, experts and investors volunteer their time to provide solutions to the challenges facing companies in the global technology industry.

Completely private, the GLOBAL TECH ADVOCATES network proudly claims its political and governmental independence.