Jean ChalopinExecutive Chairman, Deltec International Group
Jean was the founder of DIC Entertainment, an international film and television production company and animation studio responsible for creating and producing television shows. By 1981, DIC group of companies had become the world's largest creator and producer of children's programs for television.
In 1987, Jean sold his interest in the DIC Group and formed C&D (Creativity & Development), which had its main offices in Paris and Tokyo. An associated company, JetLag Productions, was also created in Los Angeles. The newly formed group's strategy was once again centered on top quality writing and production for children. By 1996, the C&D Group included a film library that had grown to more than 1,500 half hours and was sold to the Saban/Fox Kids Network joint venture that year. Jean's creations include renowned shows including: Inspector Gadget, Heathcliff, The Littles, Ulysses 31, The Care Bears, Kissyfur, The Real Ghostbusters, The Cities of Gold, Dennis the Menace, Zoobilee Zoo, Conan the Adventurer, M.A.S.K., Jayce & The Wheeled Warriors, Lady Lovelylocks, King Arthur and The Knights of Justice, The Bots' Master, The Littlest Pet Shop, Happy Ness and Cyrano 2022.
After a long and distinguished career in film and television production in Europe, Hollywood and Japan, Jean moved to Beijing, China in 2004 to set up Mediaplus Capital, a boutique investment and venture capital platform focusing on renewable energy and consumer food and beverage opportunities in China.
Jean is a founder and Chairman of The StoryPlus Foundation, originally established in Switzerland, which is a charity organisation focused on providing underprivileged children with necessary means to study. The Foundation also funds schools & orphanages in underdeveloped countries and provides teachers with free stories for their students. The Foundation has also joined forces with other charitable organizations that strive to improve the education level and well-being of children around the world.
Jean has been a client, investor and shareholder with Deltec for over 30 years.
Tom StendhalDirector – Deltec International Group
Tom founded Scott Sports, Switzerland, one of the world's largest winter and outdoor sports equipment manufacturers, in 1979 and served as CEO. He later merged Scott Sports, Switzerland with Scott USA and served as CEO of the consolidated group. He formed the Scott Sports Group and purchased the Schwinn Bicycle Company in 1993. The Scott Sports Group sold Schwinn in 1997 and Tom sold his interest in the Scott Sports Group at the same time. In 1998, he repurchased Scott Sports. Under his direction, revenues increased from $100 million in 1998 to over $400 million in 2008. He resigned as Chairman in 2010 to devote full time to his other portfolio investments.
Tom has served on the boards of a number of companies globally.
Tom graduated with a Bachelors degree in Economics and an MBA from the University of Fribourg, Switzerland.
Hugues LamotteDirector – Deltec International Group
Hugues has been engaged in international finance in various capacities for almost 40 years and has extensive experience of investing in Europe, Asia and Emerging Markets. From 1974 to 1995 he was a Managing Director of Schroder Wertheim & Co. Inc in Europe and in 1994 he founded Atlas Capital Group, which managed over US$4.8 billion in assets and was Chairman of its various group companies until 2008.
Hugues graduated with a Bachelors Degree from Ecole Supérieure de Commerce de Paris, and an MBA from the University of Paris.