Our vision

Investing through passion

A long-standing
spirit of enterprise

When Norbert Dentressangle decided to focus on the business of investing in and on behalf of companies, he followed the same principles that led to his success in the world of BtoB transport and logistics.

Passionate enthusiasm, firm ambition and a determination to support the entrepreneurs who will shape the society of tomorrow: a vision and values shared with his children, Pierre-Henri and Marine, who are now committed to their realization through the family holding company.

We dream of writing success stories achieved by businesses and entrepreneurs through trust and sharing.

Teams driven by the same passion

In order to develop long-term projects, in France and overseas, and build the world we believe in, we work with passion and through passion, putting people at the center of our priorities.

This is why, at Dentressangle, all of our employees believe in investing so as to add value to the companies that will build the future and shape tomorrow’s society.

Our Executive Committee

Standing at the head of Dentressangle, the Strategy Committee carries the company vision, embodies its entrepreneurial culture and harnesses its expertise in order to provide support and guidance to businesses.
Norbert Dentressangle

Norbert Dentressangle

Chairman and CEO

In 1979, Norbert Dentressangle founded the Norbert Dentressangle transport and logistics group, where he served as Chairman and CEO until 1998. He was then Chairman of the Supervisory Board from 1998 until June 2015, when the group was sold to XPO Logistics. He is currently Chairman of Dentressangle. He also served as Vice-Chairman of the AXA Supervisory Board from 2008-2010 and then as Vice-Chairman of the AXA Board of Directors and Lead Independent Director until 2016. Norbert Dentressangle is a Knight of the Legion of Honor and in 2015 published a book entitled “Passion Rouge – Entreprendre le monde” (Red Passion – Enterprising the World) .
Pierre-Henri Dentressangle

Pierre-Henri Dentressangle

Founding Chairman of HI Inov

Diplômé de l’ISEG Lyon et d’un Master en transport et logistique, il crée et développe plusieurs sites Internet puis fonde, à l’âge de 21 ans, la société d’archivage numérique de données Archive Concept. En 2006, il structure et dirige Aquasolo Systems en développant le référencement des produits dans la grande distribution en France et en Europe. En 2011, dans le cadre de la diversification de ses activités et de la structuration de son pôle d’investissement en capital, il rejoint DENTRESSANGLE pour créer l’activité de capital-innovation.
Marine Drumain Dentressangle

Marine Drumain Dentressangle

General Manager

Marine Dentressangle holds a Professional Master 2 in Law and Financial Engineering from Lyon 3 Jean Moulin University and a Specialized Masters in wealth management from ESCP Europe business school. She began her career in 2010 in the private banking department of La Compagnie Financière Edmond de Rothschild. In 2013 she joined OGIC real estate developer, where she held successive positions as Program Manager, Program Director and COO Ile-de-France West. Early 2017 she joined Dentressangle family investment holding company as General Manager. She is a director at Tessi and Ogic.

Vincent Ménez

Vincent Ménez

Managing Director

Having obtained a Finance major from Audencia business school and an MBA from Université Laval, Quebec, Vincent Ménez joined Crédit National as currency dealer in the treasury department before being appointed Relationship Manager for key accounts. In 1996 he joined Norbert Dentressangle Group as Director of Treasury Operations reporting to the Chief Financial Officer, before joining the holding company in 1999. In 2002 he was appointed Managing Director of Financière Norbert Dentressangle, now Dentressangle.

Jean-Louis Savoye

Jean-Louis Savoye

Deputy Managing Director

After obtaining a Finance major from Toulouse Business School, Jean-Louis Savoye joined PwC audit firm. Starting at the San José office (USA), he joined the Transaction Services department, where he conducted acquisition due diligences on behalf of private equity investors and major French industrial groups. In 2003 he joined Financière Norbert Dentressangle as Chief Financial Officer.
Thierry Coloigner

Thierry Coloigner

Managing Partner Mid & Large Cap

A graduate of Ecole Polytechnique and MINES ParisTech school of mining, Thierry Coloigner began his career with the French Government defense procurement and technology agency (DGA). before joining the state holdings agency (APE) as deputy head of the aeronautics and defense office. In 2005 he was appointed Corporate Finance Manager at Plastic Omnium Group (automotive and environment sector) with responsibility for M&A. In 2007 he joined Financière Agache Private Equity, a company controlled by Arnault Group, as Chief Investment Officer. In 2009 he joined Paprec Group as Executive Vice-President Finance & Development and director. Since 2013 he has served as director at Bridgepoint Europe private equity investor tasked with making and tracking investments in mid-tier companies. He joined Dentressangle in 2017.