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Frank Giaoui

Frank Giaoui

Founder and President

Entrepreneurship and Management

Frank is the founder and CEO of Optimalex, a publisher of AI based insurance and legal decision support SaaS focused on the prediction of claims outcome and damages quantification.


His previous background lays in cross border Mergers & Acquisitions, fundraising and transition management with Hera Finance, the corporate advisory boutique he founded in 1996. His practice was focused on deals between start-ups or family-owned companies on one side and large corporations or private equity funds on the other side. He originated and closed 60 deals for a cumulative value of € 2 Bn.


Before that, Frank worked as a manager and a partner with Bain & Company, Mercer Management Consulting (now Oliver Wyman) and Kingfisher PLC.


Frank is the author of 100+ management publications and conferences particularly relevant for tech companies, including 28 on AI and predictive analytics applied to insurance. He regularly speaks at international InsurTech conferences.


Research and Academia

Frank holds a Post Doc JSD (Doct.) in Law and Economics from Columbia Law School (New York City, USA), a PhD (Doct.) in Comparative Law from Sorbonne Law School (Paris, France) and an MBA from ESSEC Business School (France). He was a Research Scholar at Columbia Business School (New York City, USA).


Frank led empirical research involving scholars in Computer Sciences, Law and Economics from both sides of the Atlantic. In 2018 and 2023, he defended two doctorate dissertations on the Law and Economics of damages compensation. Today, Frank teaches this class in Master 2 at University of Lorraine, Metz Law School. Previously, he was a Visiting Professor in Corporate Finance at ESSEC Business School.


Frank is a director at the board of The Fondation des Etats-Unis (FEU) on the Cité Internationale Universitaire de Paris.


Frank served as the Academic Liaison for the visiting scholar program at the invitation of the Dean of International Programs at Columbia Law School, and as the Special Advisor to the President of University Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne for their development and capital campaign in the USA.


Frank is the author of 22+ Law & Economics academic publications and conferences, including two books on damages compensation. He regularly speaks at international research seminars in Comparative Private Law and Management Sciences.

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