Laurent is the Managing Partner of Hunza Ventures. In 2001 he originated and expanded this venture capital activity by developing investments in the biotech and medical device industries. Later on Laurent diversified Hunza Venture’s activities to the information technology industry. Since then Laurent has always contributed his entrepreneurial spirit and extensive management expertise to the success of Hunza Ventures’ portfolio companies.
In parallel, building on his extended experience in the real estate development market, Laurent created the Urbis group of companies of which Herpain-Urbis is the development arm that was set up as a JV with Herpain Investissement. On top of its real estate development activities, the Urbis group is also active in the private equity business through investments in companies operating mainly in the realm of the construction and real estate businesses.
Laurent is trained as a commercial engineer from the Solvay Business School and he is a Wharton School fellow.