Mr. Jean-Marc Bonnefous is the founder and managing partner of Tellurian Capital, an investment management firm focused on the commodity and the technology sectors, covering Fintech and deep tech activities, including AI, blockchain, data analytics, and cybersecurity. Mr. Bonnefous has managed a number of funds over the years including the Tellurian New Frontier Technology Fund and the Tellurian Ascend Fund. He is a board director of the Bonseyes AI Community Association, a EU funded project, and was a the board of Clearmatics, a core blockchain infrastructure company, and of Adeya SA, a Swiss secure communication company.
Before Tellurian Mr. Bonnefous was an investment banker at BNP Paribas where he managed the global commodity derivative trading business from 1995 to 2006. Mr. Bonnefous is also professor adjunct in finance at the IE business school in Madrid, Spain, where he gives courses on Commodities investing and Blockchain technology. Mr. Bonnefous holds graduate degrees from Institut de Sciences Politiques Paris as well as a law degree from University Paris Assas and a Master in Finance from University Paris Dauphine.