Founder & CEO, YKONE
Olivier Billon is the founder and CEO of YKONE. After graduating from Sciences Po Paris with a master’s degree in Marketing, he joined L’Oréal Paris as Digital Marketing Manager for the Luxury Division. In 2008, Olivier left L’Oréal in pursuit of his own business venture, YKONE – the world’s first influencer marketing agency to cater to luxury Beauty, Fashion, Travel, and Lifestyle brands. Over the past decade, Olivier has spearheaded YKONE from a French company to a multi-national brand, implanted across 11 of the world’s most buzzing cities – from Paris to Milan, New York to Dubai, and Bangalore to Shanghai. In addition to entrepreneurship, Olivier shared his passion for Digital Marketing as a Lecturer for master’s students at Sciences Po Paris. He was awarded Entrepreneur of the Year in 2014 by Ernest & Young, and continues to share his insights about influencer marketing as a speaker at conferences around the world.
Olivier and his team of diverse talents have mastered the art of influence through YKONE’s one-of-a-kind offering, combining cutting-edge creativity, an innovative data-driven approach, and an unparalleled network of influencers and celebrities. Through powerful imagery, mesmerizing videography and poetic storytelling, YKONE brings brand stories to life through the world’s biggest thought leaders, reaching millions with the power of social media.