Charles Henri Hirsch


Chairman of the Supervisory Board and subject matter expert in defence of shareholders’ rights


In 2017, Charles Henri Hirsch co-founded the company and was elected Chairman of the Supervisory Board, being re-elected in December 2018.

Since 1989, Charles Henri has served as chairman of Eurostep Holdings, which has operations in asset management, private equity investment, and natural gas production.

Prior to Eurostep Holdings, Mr Hirsch worked as a research assistant for NASA and served in the French Special Forces (1er RPIMa).

Mr Hirsch was born in 1964 and holds a degree in engineering from Ecole Polytechnique, France and a Master of Science in Materials Science and Engineering from M.I.T., USA.


Patrick Haouat


Member of the Supervisory Board and subject matter expert in market research and start-ups




In 2017, Patrick Haouat co-founded the company and was elected a member of the Supervisory Board, being re-elected in December 2018.

Since 2003, Patrick has served as CEO of Erdyn, France’s leading provider of research and innovation consulting services to companies, governments, and innovation ecosystems.

Prior to Erdyn, Patrick spent 10 years in DGA, the French defence procurement agency, as a program manager and COO of a test centre.

Mr Haouat was born in 1965 and holds a degree in engineering from Ecole Polytechnique, France and the National Higher French Institute of Aeronautics and Space Engineering (Sup’Aero), France.


Serge Marquié


Member of the Supervisory Board and subject matter expert in data science and financial instrument structuring




In 2017, Serge Marquié co-founded the company and was elected a member of the Supervisory Board, being re-elected in December 2018.

Serge has 25 years senior management experience in financial services including Credit Suisse, Deutsche Bank, Goldman Sachs and Two Sigma in New York, London and Paris.

Mr Marquié has additionally served as a managing partner in two private equity funds and as a board member in technology start-ups.

Mr Marquié holds a degree in engineering from Ecole Polytechnique, France, a Master in Econometrics and Statistics from ENSAE, France, and a PhD in Game Theory from Harvard University, USA.

Isabelle Proust

Isabelle Proust


Member of the Supervisory Board






In June 2020 Isabelle Proust was elected as a member of the Supervisory Board.

Isabelle has 25 years of experience in business leadership as a CFO, CEO and entrepreneur, especially in the business services and food industries. Isabelle advises corporate leaders and executive committees on human change challenges to succeed in their business transformation.

Isabelle sits on boards of small and medium-sized enterprises and is an active member of APIA dedicated to corporate governance.

Isabelle holds a degree in business administration from HEC and political sciences from Sciences Po, France.

Julia Apostle

Julia Apostle


Member of the Supervisory Board






Julia Apostle was elected to Eurostep Digital’s Supervisory Board in June 2020.

Julia is a lawyer specialising in digital, commercial and data protection issues. She currently leads the Tech practice at Paris-based law firm Bredin Prat. Prior to moving to France, Julia spent close to 15 year in London, UK, serving as counsel for media and digital companies, including Twitter, CBS Interactive and the Financial Times.

Julia is of Canadian origin and studied at McGill University in Montreal, Canada, and Columbia University, in New York, USA.

Mariliis Kiisma-Männiste

Mariliis Kiisma-Männiste


Management Board Member






In 2017, Mariliis Kiisma-Männiste joined as a co-founder of the company and was appointed CEO, responsible for overall performance of the company. In August 2019 she was appointed as COO, responsible for corporate, financial and investor relations.

Mariliis has 17 years international business and financial management experience and, prior to joining Eurostep Digital, served as chief financial officer of HansaWorld Group, a leading ERP solution provider.

Ms Kiisma-Männiste holds a Master of Natural Sciences and Master of Business Administration in Strategic Management from TalTech University, Estonia.

Marat Saddarov, CTO

Marat Saddarov


Chief Technology Officer



In 2019, Marat Saddarov was appointed Chief Technology Officer, responsible for development and management of Eurostep Digital’s technology platform.

Marat has 16 years global IT experience including product management, architecture and leading hybrid teams of developers, QA and technical support engineers in maritime software, gaming, car rental and background screening industries, most recently, as development manager at HireRight, a global leading background screening provider.

Mr Saddarov is a graduate in information technology from TalTech University, Estonia.

Charles Henri Hirsch

 

Chairman of the Supervisory Board and subject matter expert in defence of shareholders’ rights

In 2017, Charles Henri Hirsch co-founded the company and was elected Chairman of the Supervisory Board, being re-elected in December 2018.

Since 1989, Charles Henri has served as chairman of Eurostep Holdings, which has operations in asset management, private equity investment, and natural gas production.

Prior to Eurostep Holdings, Mr Hirsch worked as a research assistant for NASA and served in the French Special Forces (1er RPIMa).

Mr Hirsch was born in 1964 and holds a degree in engineering from Ecole Polytechnique, France and a Master of Science in Materials Science and Engineering from M.I.T., USA.

Patrick Haouat


Member of the Supervisory Board and subject matter expert in market research and start-ups



In 2017, Patrick Haouat co-founded the company and was elected a member of the Supervisory Board, being re-elected in December 2018.

Since 2003, Patrick has served as CEO of Erdyn, France’s leading provider of research and innovation consulting services to companies, governments, and innovation ecosystems.

Prior to Erdyn, Patrick spent 10 years in DGA, the French defence procurement agency, as a program manager and COO of a test centre.

Mr Haouat was born in 1965 and holds a degree in engineering from Ecole Polytechnique, France and the National Higher French Institute of Aeronautics and Space Engineering (Sup’Aero), France.

Serge Marquié

 

Member of the Supervisory Board and subject matter expert in data science and financial instrument structuring



In 2017, Serge Marquié co-founded the company and was elected a member of the Supervisory Board, being re-elected in December 2018.

Serge has 25 years senior management experience in financial services including Credit Suisse, Deutsche Bank, Goldman Sachs and Two Sigma in New York, London and Paris.

Mr Marquié has additionally served as a managing partner in two private equity funds and as a board member in technology start-ups.

Mr Marquié holds a degree in engineering from Ecole Polytechnique, France, a Master in Econometrics and Statistics from ENSAE, France, and a PhD in Game Theory from Harvard University, USA.

Isabelle Proust


Member of the Supervisory Board


In June 2020 Isabelle Proust was elected as a member of the Supervisory Board.

Isabelle has 25 years of experience in business leadership as a CFO, CEO and entrepreneur, especially in the business services and food industries. Isabelle advises corporate leaders and executive committees on human change challenges to succeed in their business transformation.

Isabelle sits on boards of small and medium-sized enterprises and is an active member of APIA dedicated to corporate governance.

Isabelle holds a degree in business administration from HEC and political sciences from Sciences Po, France.

Julia Apostle


Member of the Supervisory Board


Julia Apostle was elected to Eurostep Digital’s Supervisory Board in June 2020.

Julia is a lawyer specialising in digital, commercial and data protection issues. She currently leads the Tech practice at Paris-based law firm Bredin Prat. Prior to moving to France, Julia spent close to 15 year in London, UK, serving as counsel for media and digital companies, including Twitter, CBS Interactive and the Financial Times.

Julia is of Canadian origin and studied at McGill University in Montreal, Canada, and Columbia University, in New York, USA.

Mariliis Kiisma-Männiste

Mariliis Kiisma-Männiste


Management Board Member


In 2017, Mariliis Kiisma-Männiste joined as a co-founder of the company and was appointed CEO, responsible for overall performance of the company. In August 2019 she was appointed as COO, responsible for corporate, financial and investor relations.

Mariliis has 17 years international business and financial management experience and, prior to joining Eurostep Digital, served as chief financial officer of HansaWorld Group, a leading ERP solution provider.

Ms Kiisma-Männiste holds a Master of Natural Sciences and Master of Business Administration in Strategic Management from TalTech University, Estonia.

Marat Saddarov, CTO

Marat Saddarov


Chief Technology Officer



In 2019, Marat Saddarov was appointed Chief Technology Officer, responsible for development and management of Eurostep Digital’s technology platform.

Marat has 16 years global IT experience including product management, architecture and leading hybrid teams of developers, QA and technical support engineers in maritime software, gaming, car rental and background screening industries, most recently, as development manager at HireRight, a global leading background screening provider.

Mr Saddarov is a graduate in information technology from TalTech University, Estonia.