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    Pierre Falcone and Pierson Capital: A discreet but global success

     
    Pierre Falcone is probably the one French businessman whose success is matched only by his discretion. He is the chairman of a company of 2,600 people that manages businesses in particularly rapid growing countries, and yet he still remains under the radar, concentrating on his company, Pierson Capital.

    Pierre Falcone: straddling three continents

    The path of Pierre Falcone, much like the success of Pierson Capital, shows an understanding of the challenges of a changing world. The entrepreneur speaks four languages fluently and surrounds himself with a multicultural team that allows Pierson Capital to operate effectively from China to Africa as well as in the majority of Latin American countries.

    In ten years, the Pierson group has completed a number of strategic partnerships with global giants in construction, energy and water. But the success of Pierson Capital seems to also be attributed to Pierre Falcone’s recruitment of “the best and the brightest”; specifically when managing complex projects with engineers having an impressive track record with achievements under their belt such as:

    • hydro-electric power plants and dams
    • railway and road infrastructure
    • civil engineering structures (bridges, tunnels)
    • etc .

    These are skills that are highly sought after in developing countries because these engineers can establish infrastructures like those found in western countries. Pierson Capital has thus created a positioning and expertise that proves quite effective to penetrate markets in these countries.

    Recognition without borders

    Such a success does not go unnoticed Therefore, it was no surprise when the Hebrew University of Jerusalem awarded Pierre Falcone the title of Doctor Philisophiae Honoris Causa in June of 2013. He was given this title for not only his work as an entrepreneur but also for his contributions to neuroscience research. As of result of this recognition, Falcone has now joined the ranks of other distinguished figures with the same title:

    • Professor Sidney Altman: Nobel Laureate in Chemistry and professor at Yale
    • Professor Marina Ratner: Mathematician and professor at UC Berkeley
    • Professor Michael Walzer: Political theorist and professor at Princeton
    • Dr. Ernesto Zedillo Ponce de León: Former President of Mexico and world renowned economist
    • And also Barbara Streisand who won in a different category

    The future of Pierson Capital Group

    Specializing in "major projects"(highways, power plants, railways, etc. ) and technology, the company seems well positioned to face the challenges of a world in which the tides can turn quickly.

    Its size and ability to make quick adjustments are enviable qualities especially when so many giant companies are unable to restructure efficiently.

    The company’s fast-growing operations on three different continents also show a positive outlook for the coming years. The challenge is of course to avoid acting as purely an investment entity when working on projects that require a certain level of risk from the beginning. As a result of its size, Pierre Falcone’s company needs to be sensible when choosing projects in order to keep their level of success.

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