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Meet the educator – Yann Laot

Meet the educator - Yann Laot
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I’m Yann Laot, Director of Services, Support and Solutions for Energy Storage Solutions at SAFT, the world leader in high technology batteries and member of the group Total, the French Oil & Gas major.

Previously, I worked in strategy on the battery industry and especially on energy storage, first as a Strategy Manager for 6 years at Total New Energies, the Renewable arm of Total, and then as a Strategic Marketing Manager for 1 year at SAFT.

I focused on lithium-ion topics ranging from markets, products, technologies and manufacturing to competitive landscape analysis. Among other things, I contributed with Total Energy Ventures (the venture capital arm of Total) to 6 corporate venture investments deals in energy storage (EnerVault, LightSail Energy, Sunfire, Sunverge, Stem, Aquion).

I formerly worked for Air Liquide (R&D) and for the Boston Consulting Group. I hold a M.Sc. and a Ph.D. in Chemistry at the Ecole Polytechnique (France).

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