As CEO of Upwork and co-chair of the World Economic Forum’s Council on the Future of Education and Work, Stephane is driving the company’s vision of connecting businesses with great talent to work without limits. He is an expert on working with professionals around the world, having also managed the company’s global tech team of 300+ product managers, designers and engineers. Stephane has 16 years of leadership experience. Previously, he was Global Head of PayPal Consumer Products, Global Head of PayPal Mobile Business Development and Managing Director of PayPal France, held leadership roles at pioneering companies including Fireclick, Work4, and Zong, and was a founder of Fireclick and iFeelGoods.
The WEF, Harvard Business Review, Fortune and Bloomberg View have featured him on topics including the future of work, the impacts of AI and how to strengthen our global economy. Recent talks include WEF Davos, Lisbon Web Summit and lectures at Harvard Business School and University of California, Berkeley.
Stephane holds an MBA from INSEAD, Master’s from Stanford in Computer Science and a BS from Ecole Polytechnique in France.