Our team list

  • Frederick Bernard

    Co-Founder & CEO

    As CEO, Fred is in charge of spear-heading CIDEP's business development efforts.

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  • Ludovic Ortuno

    Co-Founder & COO

    As COO of the firm, he is in charge of the delivery of CIDEP’s FDI & Trade services.

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  • Elie Farah

    VP Strategy & Coaching

    Elie is in charge of training and coaching our clients' teams and making sure to implement investment attraction best practices at CIDEP.

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  • Lou Caporusso

    Executive Director - Toronto

    Lou is in charge of our Toronto office, covering Ontario, Western Canada and the Midwest for our clients.

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  • Vanina Joulin-Batejat

    Executive Director - San Diego

    Vanina takes care of one of our most important market: California. She is in charge of our San Diego office.

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“I have personally worked directly with the CIDEP team on a number of the projects, and can vouch in terms of their excellent client service and dedication to results.”

Joe Burke
Deputy Secretary, Pennsylvania Department of Economic Development

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