Jérôme Malavoy is the Founder & Executive Chairman of Transparency-One, and the Founder & Board Member of Trace One, a world leader in Product Lifecycle Management software solutions for the collaboration between manufacturers and retailers.
In March 2016, HgCapital acquired Trace One. Today, the Trace One platform, which manages over $300 billion in spend, is used by over 20,000 companies in more than 100 countries.
Transparency-One is a new platform built as a B2B social network dedicated to supply chain transparency for all manufacturers and stakeholders on an end-to-end basis. For the food industry, it is dedicated to source to store supply chain visibility.
Transparency-One's mission is to create a safer, healthier, and more sustainable world. By connecting all players within the entire supply chain, Transparency-One makes it possible to know each and every step of the process for any consumer good, from start to finish.
Consumers can feel secure in knowing that a product, from the food they eat to the clothes they wear, is safe, sustainable, socially responsible, and truly transparent.
Jérôme was born in France, but his work has brought him to many different parts of the world. Most recently, in 2015 Jérôme moved from Boston, Massachusetts to Brussels, Belgium, when he relocated the Transparency-One subsidiary dedicated to working closely with the European Commission and other international organizations.
Prior to his time in the technology industry, Jérôme previously spent many years in publishing, building the Harlequin publishing group in France and becoming the CEO of Groupe Média Participations, the 3rd largest French group specialized in the publishing of literature, scientific documents and comic books, both in the press and in audiovisual media.
In addition to these responsibilities, Jerome became a Board member of Presstalis (formerly known as NMPP, Nouvelles Messageries de la Presse Parisienne), leader of press and magazine distribution in France – a position he held from 1989 to 1998.
In 1991, he founded BJB Group Personal Holding, specialized in databases for publishing documents. The group later acquired Quo-Vadis, the European leader in diary publishing. In 2001, Jerome founded Trace One after the mad cow disease crisis, with the objective of making the world safer and healthier.
Currently, Jérôme also serves on the boards of a variety of associations such as 100 jours pour entreprendre in Paris, which strives to encourage and inspire young entrepreneurs to create their own companies.