Posted on 24 May 2019
Yoël Attias is a graduate of the ESSEC business school (1996) in France and also holds a Master degree in computer science (Institut d’Informatique d’Entreprise – ENSIIE – 1994).
Over the past 20 years, he has held various CFO positions within several high-growth and innovative information technology companies, mainly in financial management software.
He specializes in cash management and financial reporting.
As Natec CFO, he is responsible for the global finance and IT operations in order to implement the financial strategy and to support Natec Medical’s growth and development.
Yoël is involved in steering the CEO’s vision and managing the financial operations of the company – both of which are key factors for Natec Medical development and success. He plays a fundamental role to help shape the overall strategy and direction, and is a catalyst for instilling a financial approach and analytical mindset throughout the organisation, to ensure things are running efficiently.
Today we are delighted to get better acquainted with the insightful mind of our CFO. Let us discover more:
Tell me about yourself.
I am Parisian, married with 2 children. I am competent in both IT and management. I started working in a banking institution in London on derivative products trading. When I got back to France, I have held various positions as Chief Financial Officer of various fast growing companies specialised in financial management software.
An inspiring story how you started and reached to where you are today.
I have known Vincent Lagarde since the setup of Natec Medical in Mauritius. I have closely followed the development and success of his group for past 20 years. When Vincent asked me to join him and handle the financial responsibilities of Natec Medical, I was immediately inspired by his vision, by saves living product and also by Natec’s unique position in its market. I also knew there would be a renewed ambition with evolving projects, development, new activities and challenges.
What motivates you in your everyday life?
My Children … I adore them and I love seeing them growing up.
I like novelty, change and the idea that today will be different from yesterday, for the better!
Who is your mentor / source of inspiration?
Having worked in the software industry, I have some admiration for Marc Benioff, co-founder of the company ‘Salesforce’ ($125M turnover). He has written a very inspiring book on management and the keys to his success: ‘Behind the Cloud: The Untold Story of How Salesforce.com Went from Idea to Billion-Dollar Company-and Revolutionized an Industry’.
What are your Hobbies?
Scuba diving and reading
What’s your motto / most inspirational quote?
If I am not for myself, who will be? And if I am only for myself, who am I? And if not now, when?
When it’s all over, how do you want to be remembered? (What impact do you wish to have at Natec also towards your personal aspirations)
I have great ambitions for Natec Medical Group in terms of performance and management.
I also want to contribute to Natec Medical, to become a champion, a great company that has revolutionised its market and allowed its employees to flourish.
“In one word, describe yourself.”