Jean WEMAERE, Chairman of Demos Group
Jean Wemaëre founded Demos in 1972 at the age of 26. Since then, he has turned DEMOS into a leading company in the business skills and professional training sector.
Before creating Demos, Jean Wemaëre, a graduate of the Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris and the Institut d’Etudes Supérieures de Sciences économiques, was an economic advisor to the Université de Paris II and a parliamentary secretary.
His professional work has led him to participate in varied research as a representative of training companies. He chairs the Fédération de la Formation Professionnelle and is a director of the Office Professionnel de Qualification des Organismes de Formation et de Conseil. He is also vice-chairman of the SYNTEC federation and the Commission de l’Innovation et des Actifs Immatériels, which he created within the Groupement des Professions de Services, of which he is also co-founder. He is a member of MEDEF’s Economic Committee.
In addition to his blog, which allows him to share his thoughts on operational experience and training, Jean Wemaëre has written two books:
He has also taken part in interviews with Arnaud Brunet, collated in “Ecole – vers le déclin?” For his lifetime work he was awarded the French Legion of Honour, rank of officer.
Olivier FERHAT, CEO
Olivier FERHAT holds a degree in Engineering from the Compiegne University of Technology and an Executive MBA from HEC Paris. In 2011, Olivier joined MOS – MindOnSite as General Manager, with the objective of boosting the company’s development.
He brings along solid experiences in international sales and business development with various American software publishers (Richter Systems, Sterling Commerce, and IBM). Olivier’s profile is a perfect complement to MOS – MindOnSite’s team, to develop and sell self-hosted and cloud-based software solutions.
In 2012, Olivier is appointed General Manager of the Technology Enhanced Learning department of Demos Group. This department entails two main entities: MOS – MindOnSite and Demos Elearning Agency, specialised in the development of custom-made and off-the-shelf eLearning solutions.
Olivier’s role is to create new synergies between the various activities of this department and strengthen the eLearning and blended learning offer in French, Swiss and International markets. ________________________________________________________________
Elodie PRIMO AMADO, Sales and Marketing Director
Elodie PRIMO AMADO founded MOS – MindOnSite in 2001. After 10 years working in Sales for international logistics companies, Elodie decides to focus on Human Resources.
Her interest in human behaviour and the cognitive sciences led her to obtain a Master’s degree in NLP with a thesis that examined this issue in training. Subsequently, she created a traditional training company with the help of friends and conducted workshops on creative strategies. With the emergence of the Internet, the associates decided to specialize in online training and founded Integral Coaching which eventually became MOS-MindOnSite.
After 10 years at the head of MOS – MindOnSite, Elodie is now focusing on sales and marketing activities, as well as quality management.