Olivier Lecomte graduated from École Centrale Paris. He started his career as an Investment Banker in London and Paris, at Société Générale and at Demachy, Worms & Cie. He then joined the Unibail group, where he held a number of positions between 1994 and 2002, as Director of Development, Chairman of Espace Expansion, then Deputy Chief Executive Officer of the Group in charge of the Shopping Centres and Conventions-Exhibitions divisions. From 2010 to 2014, he chaired the Paris region innovation lab (Paris Lab). He also served as a director on the Board of the Paris & Co association. He is the co-founder of a biotechnology start-up (Theravectys, a spin-off of the Pasteur Institute), director of Ingénieurs de l’École Centrale des Arts et Manufactures, member of the Monitoring Commission and Serious Adverse Events Unit of the Robert-Debré University Hospital, and a member of the steering committee of the Integrated Cancer Research Site (SIRIC) at the Gustave-Roussy Institute and of the steering committee of the AP-HP/Instituts Mines Télécom “Bloc Opératoire Augmenté (BOpA)” chair. Since 2003, he has also been a lecturer at École Centrale Paris.