Eric is an entrepreneur who co-founded with Yvan Wibaux the travel platform Evaneos, the European leader in online tailor-made travel. His passion for travel and innovation led him to invent in 2009 this new model in the travel industry, which works to connect travelers directly with local agents around the world to create unique trips. His mission is to develop a model that changes the way people travel, creating a more positive impact of tourism on local economies at scale. The company is in the process of obtaining B-Corp certification. More than 500,000 travelers have created and purchased their trip on Evaneos.
In addition, he is Chairman of the Supervisory Board of the Tarkett Group since 2018, a global leader in the flooring industry. This family-owned group has fostered decades-long leadership in the sports flooring sector with an innovative approach on circular economy and eco-design of products.
Eric La Bonnardière is a graduate of Centrale-Supélec and HEC.