Meet Dawex leadership team

Market creators. Innovation drivers.

Leadership team

We have fostered a culture gathering the best conditions for people, ideas, and innovation to grow, thrive and prosper. 

Our leadership team is composed of passionate experienced individuals, working hand-in-hand as one team to provide forward-looking solutions and exceptional customer experience to our clients. 

Dawex ambition is to deliver cutting-edge Data Exchange technology and accelerate secure data sharing for all economic stakeholders.

The co-founders words

“We are two experienced entrepreneurs, both deeply convinced that data irrigates the economy.”

We created Dawex in 2015 with one mission: to facilitate and accelerate secure data circulation between economic stakeholders, institutions and private organizations, contributing to the development of the data economy.

Today, thousands of organizations rely on Dawex Data Exchange technology to source, share and exchange data, and to orchestrate data circulation within their ecosystem.

dawex-co-founders

Renowned research firms like Gartner, Forrester and 451Research recognize Dawex as the most advanced, mature solution on the market for data exchange.

This exciting adventure is just beginning, in June 2020, Dawex was awarded “Tech Pioneer” by the World Economic Forum, and joined a two-year program on Data Policy. Also, Dawex was invited to join the Global Future Council convening 30 of the most relevant and knowledgeable thought leaders on data.

In 2020, Dawex also co-founded the Data Exchange Association - DXA - a global non-profit association dedicated to accelerating the economy through data exchange innovations scaled-up for impact.

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Alexandre Penon-Vaudoyer

Senior Vice President Strategy & Development
“I am a Strategy and Marketing expert who loves tackling issues mixing Business and Technology.”
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Morgane Commowick

Vice President Product and Customer Operations
"I am a user-centric product leader striving to maximize customer success."
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Frédéric Bellaiche

PhD and VP Technology & Research - Gaia-X Data Exchange Services WG Lead - GXFS-FR Data Exchange Lead - Member of DSSC EG8 Expert Group
"I am inspired by quantum computing and bring the latest innovations in our products."
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Isabelle Joulot

Vice President of Communications & Marketing
"I am passionate of Marketing and Communications, striving to grow organizations."
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Didier Navez

Senior Vice President Data Policy & Governance
"I am a data value generation expert who thinks strategically and always puts clients first."
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Sophie Der Baghdassarian

Director of Finance
"I am enthusiastic about finance and eager to accompany organizations in their growth."
Senior Vice President Strategy & Development
I joined Dawex in 2022, where the team's fantastic qualities and the incredible dynamics of the data exchange market got an immediate hold on me.At Dawex, my mission is to develop the strategic roadmap, build an efficient product marketing, develop partnerships, and also support our customers in their strategic thinking on data exchange.I am a thought leader and seasoned expert in strategy and marketing, with strong competencies in business planning, P&L management, project management, and experience in technologies such as telecommunications and AI.Throughout my career, I worked as Chief Product Officer for a French Tech in the field of AI. I also served as EVP Marketing at a large Telecom operator for 17 years, and at a leading Energy company for 3 years, where I drove P&Ls of a billion+ euros, and managed teams of over 100 people. Prior, I collaborated for more than 5 years with a world-leading strategy consulting firm, managing projects in strategy and operations.
Vice President Product and Customer Operations
I joined Dawex at the very beginning of the adventure. My role is to lead Customer Operations and the Data Exchange Platform solutions strategy and development organization. Thanks to my expertise in internationalization, localization and customization of customer experience, I am committed to constantly enriching our solutions based on our clients' feedback and expectations. One of the best things about working at Dawex is experiencing the strong team-spirit that animates the teams, all eager to learn from each other, generating a great energy between the departments. Previously, I managed a team of web & content experts as Digital Platform Project Director in a data company for 5 years. I built an international public media and buying guide available in more than 20 countries and 16 languages.
PhD and VP Technology & Research - Gaia-X Data Exchange Services WG Lead - GXFS-FR Data Exchange Lead - Member of DSSC EG8 Expert Group
I’m leading the Technology & Research strategies including the choices of architecture and security, two absolutely critical pillars for Dawex. My responsibilities reside in driving the implementation of the most advanced security technologies not only in the architecture and design of our products, but also within the organization itself, fostering a culture of security and best practices. I love tackling complex and enthusiastic subjects like blockchain, edge computing, homomorphic encryption, and trusted execution environments or secure remote passwords. Prior to Dawex, I held positions as Researcher, Technical Director and Senior IT Expert for more than 20 years. I hold a PhD in particle physics and a degree in nuclear and particle physics.
Vice President of Communications & Marketing
I joined Dawex in April 2019 and I am leading the efforts to educate on the opportunities of Data Exchange and position Dawex as the pioneering and cutting-edge technology on the market. Since 2019, as a team we have achieved so much: being recognized as leading technology by renowned leading analyst firms, engaging with consortiums and global institutions spreading the words on the benefits of Data Exchange. And this is paying off. What I love most about Dawex is the engagement, savviness and motivation of the team, who actively collaborate with our customers and partners to shape the future of Data Exchange! Before joining Dawex, I worked as Marketing and Communication Director and Vice President for over 20 years, building global marketing and communications strategies for leading IT B2B Software companies. What drives me: developing sophisticated communication strategies, piloting complex corporate projects and helping organizations grow.
Senior Vice President Data Policy & Governance
I am a thought leader in the domain of digital disruption, digital strategy, data ecosystems, data exchange, data monetization, ecommerce and mobile. At Dawex, I engage with regulatory and norms bodies, think tanks, European & international institutions and organizations on topics related to data policies, norms, frameworks, data governance and best practices that benefit and impact organizations’ businesses. Expert in data ecosystems, I am invited to speak at international events and conferences on data economy, data regulations, data circulation and data monetization topics. For over 10 years, I worked for leading technology research firms Gartner and Forrester where I advised business and tech leaders in their digital transformation journeys, across Europe and North America. Previously, I had leading roles at international consultancies and technology firms with full P&L responsibility, including CSG International and Texas Instruments where I managed several multi-million-dollar IT transformation programs.
Director of Finance
I have expertise in setting up structured financing as well as accompanying companies in their digital transformation and evolving financial structures. My role is to support Dawex in its fast-paced growth by implementing company-wide financial and administrative best practices and processes. I started my career at PwC France as an External Finance Auditor for 11 years. This rich and intense experience led me to develop a strong technicality as well as a great work capacity. I joined Dawex in 2019, after 7 years as Associate CFO for a Business Consulting firm.

A human adventure relying on strong values

A talented team, committed, enthusiastic and determined to create a strong and lasting impact on the future of the data economy.

Once upon a time…

It all started with a fundamental observation: there was no structured data marketplace for trading or exchanging data… This kicked off Dawex exciting adventure, leading us to be awarded “Technology Pioneer” by the World Economic Forum!