Last week, 01 Informatique, the leading IT publication in France ranked eXo founder and CEO Benjamin Mestrallet one of the top 100 most influential and important IT people in France. Benjamin held his own alongside Julien Codorniou of Microsoft and good friend of eXo, Bertrand Diard of Talend. This honor is the latest to call attention to Benjamin’s leadership and his focus on building eXo over the last 8 years.
Back in October 2008, Benjamin was awarded the prestigious IVY Award, an annual accolade presented to an exceptional candidate under 35 from the technology sector who shows great promise and leadership. Even better, the IVY Award recipient was selected by a jury of top French IT leaders. In addition to these honors, eXo under Benjamin’s leadership has received broad recognition for its technology, including selection as a 2009 Gartner Cool Vendor.
Earlier this year, eXo closed its first-ever financing round, and accelerated operations in the U.S. It’s been a wild ride, with some significant achievements in the last year. Today we celebrate all of these accomplishments with our fellow French compatriots at the La Soirée annual fundraiser hosted by the French American Chamber of Commerce. It will be a chance to drink, be merry and share in the harvest along with other French and American business leaders who have supported Benjamin and eXo along the way.