Maxime Desmond

Maxime Desmond

Innovation manager and Business developer - Carlo Ratti Associati, Torino

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ABOUT MAXIME DESMOND

In charge of Innovation and Business development at Carlo Ratti Associati, Maxime scouts and understands new trends to contribute to the vision of the office to develop innovative design projects, merging high-profile architecture and urban planning with cutting-edge digital technologies. He has participated as a guest speaker at international conferences, supporting the external relations of the office. Passionate about the city and its challenges, he was elected a City Councilor for Lima, Peru during the 2014 term, being part of Urban Development and Culture Commissions, and appointed as a member of the Consultative Board for the 2015-2035 Lima Development Plan. For eight years, he has been a property developer, in Paris first, at Groupe Federal, and in Latin America, where he participated in Public-Private Partnerships, including infrastructure, mixed-use and social housing developments, within two major Peruvian Real Estate and Construction Companies, Interbank and COSAPI. Raised between Peru and France, Maxime is a specialist in Strategy and Business Development within the Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC) Industry in Europe and Latin America. Maxime Desmond graduated in History at the Sorbonne in Paris, and holds a Master in Urban Planning from the Institut d’Urbanisme de la Sorbonne, as well as a Master in Administration from Madrid’s Escuela de Organización Industrial.