After graduating from the ESSEC business school, Eric Behaghel started a career in finance. After over 20 years working for JP Morgan, where he was Vice-President of the financial center in Paris, then in London and later, in Geneva, and 2 years as General Manager of the Qatar National Bank (Switzerland), he joined BNP Paribas (Switzerland) in 2011 as Manager of activities in the Middle-East sector.
In 2001, he decided to split his time between 2 very different worlds : finance and cinema, which he is truly passionate about. From the very foundation of Aloest Productions, he accepted to be the manager and to dedicate with François-Hughes de Vaumas and Xavier de Lauzanne.
François-Hugues de Vaumas
After graduating from the de Tours ESC business school (Escem), François-Hugues de Vaumas cut his teeth on TV before founding with his accomplice Xavier de Lauzanne Aloest Productions, where he is the executive producer.
Passionate and later savvy about broadcasting technology , he sets up the most suited resources for the different productions Aloest is responsible for. Always aware of new technologies, he imagines innovative systems and likes to take up technical challenges. Alongside his producer activity, he directs films for museums and for educational purposes, which develops his talent as a director. Strong technical stances, an acute sense of didactics and an unmistakable preoccupation with aesthetics are the three main aspects of his films.
Xavier de Lauzanne
Author, Director, Producer
Born in the Paris area in 1970, Xavier de Lauzanne studied hotel management before setting up a hotel management training organization for young people from disadvantaged circles in Martinique, in Vietnam and in Cambodia. Passionate about image, he bought his first digital video camera in 1999, to shoot a documentary essay in Vietnam, “Hanoi between two 14ths of july', about the story of a rickshaw driver at the turn of the century. He learned the actual techniques of directing when he met the founders of the association “Pour un sourire d'enfant” (For a child's smile) in Cambodia, and filmed their public relations film for them.