Eric Lepleux - Founder and Managing Partner

Eric is the embodiment of a truly global and multicultural entrepreneur. Having grown major brands and held senior leadership roles at Asian, American and European corporations, he has created a successful business investment and development path for leading companies in each of the 3 world business regions.

As an investor, board member, CEO, senior advisor or global chief marketing officer, Eric has repeatedly managed the transformation of consumer business models, more recently as President and CEO for Avis Budget Group in Western Europe, where he radically transformed organizational, financial and commercial performances.

An expert in lifestyle and luxury brand revival, and high-end services innovations, Eric relaunched or created such powerful hospitality brands as Singapore Airlines, Sofitel Luxury hotels, Pullman or MGallery collection of hotels. Eric also partnered with private equity funds like Bridgepoint, Rotshchild, Ergon Capital Partners and Hong Leong Group on strategic acquisitions and growth equity projects in the area of luxury, hospitality, food and beverage.

Via LTX Capital, his family office, Eric is an investor in Naadam cashmere – the leading provider of exceptional cashmere garments at affordable prices, Wanderset – the curated and influencers driven market place, and sits on the board of FrenchFounders – the leading community of French CEO’s and entrepreneurs around the world.

Eric holds a dual MBA from ICN Business School in Nancy, France, and Indiana University of Pennsylvania. An avid sailor with a passion for the America’s Cup, and keen golfer, Eric is also a dedicated supporter of CandleAid in Sri Lanka, Mécénat Chirurgie Cardiaque in France and Oakcliff Sailing in Oyster Bay, New York.  





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