Jean-Louis Charon, Founder and President

After beginnings at the French Ministry of Industry, General Electric and Thales, Jean-Louis joins the Compagnie Generale des Eaux (future Vivendi), where he soon specializes in Real Estate activities. In 1996, he becomes Chief Executive of the CGIS, Vivendi Universal’s Real Estate branch. In July 2000, he organizes the LBO leading to the creation of Nexity, of which he becomes an Executive Board Member, then a Member of the Supervisory Board. Jean-Louis creates Citystar in 2003.

Jean-Louis Charon is a graduate of Ecole Polytechnique and of Ecole des Ponts et Chaussées.

Frédéric Jugi, Administrative and Finance Director

After a career leading to a position of Capital Markets Director, Frédéric Jugi becomes Director of Financing and Patrimonial Engineering at Crédit Agricole. He joins Citystar in 2007 as Administrative and Finance Director. At Citystar, Frédéric is also in charge of Investors Relations.

Frédéric holds a masters in Economical and Financial Analysis from Orléans University.

Emmanuel Charon, Investment Director

After starting his career in artificial intelligence (deep tech startup Diffbot Inc.), Emmanuel founded an independent video game creation studio (Irminsul Studio). He then worked in innovation at AODocs, then joined the renewable energy sector and developed the data team at Enercoop. He joined Citystar in 2022.

Emmanuel a graduate of Ecole Polytechnique and of Stanford University.


Etienne Chenevier, Director Asia

Etienne Chenevier begins at the French ministry of Industry. He then joins Air Liquide, for ten years. In 1998, he joins Luzenac (now a subsidiary of Imerys Group), where he becomes Asia Pacific Director. For seven years, Etienne directs various activities in Singapore, in Australia, China, and Japan, before joining Citystar in 2006 as Director Asia.

Etienne is graduated from Ecole Polytechnique (1979) and Ecole des Ponts et Chaussées (1982).