Founding Team

Sylvie Milverton


Through her two decades in global education, Sylvie has seen the life-changing benefits of education, and the challenges faced by people who enter the workforce without the opportunity of higher education. Sylvie helped found Lynx Educate to allow European companies the possibility to give all their employees a chance to earn a credential, in the belief that when employees are happy, they deliver better results for their companies. She holds an MBA Wharton and BA from the University of Chicago, and is based in Paris.

Lamia Rouai


A committed educator who is passionate about helping students realize their full potential, Lamia has served as CEO of both an engineering and business school in France. In these roles, she shaped the strategic direction of each institution through focus on innovation, quality and the changing landscape of research and learning. Based in Paris, she holds a PhD in Nanophysics from the Université Pierre et Marie Curie (Paris VI).

Advisory Board

Amit Sevak

Amit has spent his career growing global education organizations, driven by a belief in its transformative impact. He has been the CEO of higher education institutions in the US, Latin America, Asia and Europe, as well as advisor to many EdTech startups. In 2022 he was elected CEO of ETS - founded in 1947, Educational Testing Service is the world's largest private, nonprofit educational measurement and assessment organization. Based in Washington DC, he has an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BA from the University of Chicago.

Matt Greenfield

Matt Greenfield is Managing Partner of Rethink Education, sitting on the boards of Allovue, BrightBytes, CareAcademy, GetSetUp, NoRedInk, and Stellic. His non-profit affiliations include the boards of Southern New Hampshire University and trade association Impact Capital Managers. Matt was a co-founder of Rethink First, a software company focused on children with special needs. Matt received his BA, MA, and PhD in English from Yale University.

Delphine Manceau

Delphine Manceau is the Dean of Neoma Business School (France). She holds a PhD from HEC Paris (1996). She was a senior research fellow at the Wharton School. She is a member of the EQUIS Committee, and was Chair of the European Advisory Council of AACSB (2018-2020). In addition to authoring many publications on marketing and innovation, she founded i7, the Institute of Innovation and Competitiveness, an academic think tank on innovation in 2011 and was a member of the EU Commission High Level Expert Group “Research, Innovation and Science Policy” (RISE) from 2015-2018.

Mark Anderson

Mark Anderson works with a number of businesses in the education technology sector. He is chair of Macat (critical thinking) and Edify (virtual reality), and is an advisor to EDIA (AI), and Reallyenglish (online English language learning). He has completed a six-year term as Chair of London Metropolitan University (2016-22) and is a Fellow of Hughes Hall Cambridge. He was previously the UK Managing Director of Pearson plc, where he worked in two stints for a total of 22 years. He is the author of The Leadership Book.

Paul Le Blanc

Dr. Paul J. LeBlanc is President of Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU). Since 2003, under Paul’s leadership, SNHU has grown from 2,800 students to over 150,000 learners and is the largest nonprofit provider of online higher education in the country. Paul immigrated to the United States as a child, was the first person in his extended family to attend college and is a graduate of Framingham State University (BA), Boston College (MA), and the University of Massachusetts (PhD). From 1993 to 1996 he directed a technology start up for Houghton Mifflin Publishing Company, was President of Marl

Jérôme Le Grand

Jérôme built his career growing brands strategically and scaling businesses internationally. He held senior executive positions in general management and finance in Europe and the US for The Walt Disney Company with remits covering multiple regions and global contexts. Jérôme earned an MBA from The Wharton School, a Masters from ESSEC, and a Philosophy degree from La Sorbonne. Given his passion for education and knowledge sharing, Jérôme is an active guest lecturer in leadership across cultures and innovative leadership as well as a mentor for start-ups.

Bertrand Pivin

Managing Partner at Apax Partners, Bertrand leads the firm's Business Services and Healthcare investments. He graduated from France’s Ecole Polytechnique in 1983 and went on to pursue a Master of Science (MS) at Telecom Paris. He then spent eight years in France and in the USA, as Head of Speech Processing Laboratory of Alcatel-Lucent (85-88), then as Asynchronous Network Project Director at Alcatel North America (88-91). In 1993, Bertrand earned an MBA at Harvard Business School and joined Apax Partners shortly after.