The history of Madeleine Clamorgan, Sebastien Clamorgan’s great grandmother
As her great grandson, Sebastien Clamorgan, the founder of Venia’s International, is deeply connected to the story of Madeleine Clamorgan, a noble woman who founded the French catholic schools of “Colleges Sainte Marie”. Madeleine always had faith in the importance of education in life and this passion never left her.
Sebastien Clamorgan: the story of Madeleine Clamorgan
Sebastien Clamorgan is an entrepreneur who founded the global firm Venia International in the early 1990’s. Sebastien is Madeleine’s Clamorgan’s great grandson. The Clamorgan family has a noble history, which is deeply bound to Madeleine’s life. She was born in Mayenne, France, in 1880 and she married Charles-Léon-Claude Daniélou. They had six children. One of Madeleine’s son was Jean Daniélou, Cardinal of Paris in the 1970’s. Since her childhood, she always had a great passion for studies. This faith in education and in the importance of being a literate never left her during her entire life. After finishing her primary education in 1897, her teachers were all astonished by her talent as a student. Thanks to them and to her passion, she managed to go to Paris and pursue a higher education. Madeleine went to college and got married to Charles Daniélou, becoming Mrs. Daniélou. Afterwards, together with with Miss Desrez, she founded the “Ecole Normale Libre Ms. Danielou”. It was 1907. She personally took care of the Philosophy class and organized many conference and lectures, devoting herself to the French catholic school. During those years, Father Léonce de Grandmaison remained at her side as a support and as her spiritual mentor. In 1912 the school had 150 students. Madeleine founded the “Colleges Sainte Marie” in Neuilly sur Seine in 1913: the school welcomed 17.000 students and, after moving to Neuilly, 2,200 decided to study in the “Ecole Normale”. As a representative of the family, Sebastien Clamorgan is deeply connected to Madeleine’s story: the entrepreneur is committed to honoring and keeping alive the memory of his great grandmother.
Sebastien Clamorgan and Venia International
Venia International is a global consulting and investment firm founded by Sebastien Clamorgan in the late 1990’s. As a businessman and entrepreneur, he has more than 25 years of experience in the private equity, shipping, food & beverage, logistics and real estate business. Venia aims to open the gateways to Africa and Middle East: this was its main objective since the very beginning of its activities. The firm undertook several projects across multiple sectors of the industry, becoming year after year a leader company and a reference point in its area. Venia’s international success allowed the company to keep on launching plans and creating relevant partnerships with international players. Recently, the firm established various joint ventures with companies belonging to food & beverage, oil & gas, logistics and shipping sectors. Eat’n’Go is a significant example among these partnerships: located in Lagos, Nigeria, this group’s objective is to become the leader in Africa among the food operators, entering the market as the exclusive master franchisee for Domino’s Pizza and Cold Stone Creamery. The first two stores were opened during August and September 2012 in Lagos. The society founded by Sebastien Clamorgan is now recognized for its great success, indeed it boasts over 3000 employees. Thanks to these numbers, the company proved its value and achieved its initial goal: it managed to be a key player in the African and Middle East Region.