Didier Bench

Executive Chairman

Didier Bench (C)_0.jpgDidier Bench is the executive chairman on Lumesse’s Board of Directors and operating partner at HgCapital.

With his extensive international experience including working in Paris, Milan, San Francisco and London, Didier has more than twenty-five years of leadership in the development of international technology firms, digital companies and investment funds.

In particular, he has held senior management positions with a series of software companies and has successfully turned them into profitable and major players in their global markets. His key responsibilities have included, Executive Chairman of Acision, Chairman of Deezer, Chairman & CEO of Cartesis and iMediation, vice president and general manager of Netscape EMEA in addition to senior roles at the Paul Allen Group and MIPS Computer Systems.

Didier has also lent his experience and vision of investment to a number of major private equity and investment funds. Besides HgCapital he has been a senior advisor for SilverLake Sumeru and a senior partner for CDP Technology Ventures, a Canadian private equity fund part of Caisse de Depot et Placement du Quebec operating in the North American and European markets.

Didier holds a Bachelor’s degree in computer science from Paris VII University and a Master’s degree in Marketing and Finance from Paris X University.