Dr. Céline Viala, PhD

Senior Advisor, Luxury Real Estate Development, Hospitality & Hotels (France & Mauritius) and UHNWI & Family Office Relationships (France, India, Mauritius & The UAE)

Céline assists Idoneus in expanding its footprint with luxury real estate and UHNWIs across France, India, Mauritius and the UAE. She has strong connections in the real estate development and hospitality industries in France and Mauritius and she advises wealthy individuals from these regions as well as India and the UAE.

She is currently serving as a lead in the hospitality industry and Founder of DreamTakeoff. Launched in April 2017, DreamTakeoff is aimed at VSE/SME entrepreneurs, retraining employees, start-ups and students. DreamTakeoff accompanies entrepreneurs towards success through creation, development and crowdfunding and helps to federate a community that supports the project.

Dr. Céline is the Founder of Finnova, which is a responsible investment fund in Healthcare and Tech industries. She is the Founder, Optinnov, which is a collaborative software, innovation management and financing consulting company. She is the former Executive Manager of Centre des Professions Financières, which is a think tank in the French finance industry. 

Dr. Céline holds an HDR (Habilitation à Diriger des Recherches) from Sorbonne Paris Nord University. She is a doctoral research fellow from the French Ministry of Research. She holds a Ph.D. in Strategic Management, Paris-Dauphine University and she holds a Master’s in Finance from Paris-Dauphine University.