40 Over 40

Frédéric Chesnais

by Dustin Plantholt Editor-in-Chief
June 05, 2023
Frédéric Chesnais

In the pulsating epicenter of Paris, an extraordinary figure, Frédéric Chesnais, crafts his unique narrative in the fields of virtual worlds, finance, and intellectual property rights management. As an investor, CPA, and lawyer, Chesnais began his journey at the eminent Lazard Frères investment bank in 1995, setting an unbroken pattern of success that defines his career.

In 2000, destiny guided him to the Infogrames / Atari Group, a dynamic synergy of technology and entertainment. During his transformative six-year tenure, Chesnais was instrumental in integrating the recently-acquired Atari brand into the Infogrames Group, charting Atari's course and proving himself as an indomitable force in the industry. In 2007, his entrepreneurial spirit led him to establish his own executive production company, I2G. Under his sterling leadership, I2G prospered until its sale in 2011.

The allure of Atari drew him back in 2013 when Atari had filed for bankruptcy. This time, as the company's largest shareholder, Chesnais refused to accept failure as an option. He took control of the troubled entity and masterminded a remarkable business turnaround. He reaffirmed Atari's solid standing in the industry, later selling his position in 2021 with the company's revitalized prowess intact. The legacy of Chesnais at the Atari Group continues to resonate, emphasizing his knack for leadership and strategic acumen.

Today, Chesnais leads Crypto Blockchain Industries, SA, a company of his own design, as Chairman and CEO. Listed on Euronext, this company is an established player in the world of blockchain and technology investments, a living testament to Chesnais's far-sighted leadership. AlphaVerse, a virtual world developed by CBI, has already struck strategic partnerships in key domains such as music, photography, and football.

A proud graduate of the French Institute of Political Sciences, Chesnais started his career as a financial consultant, eventually practicing law with a focus on mergers, acquisitions, and transaction financing. His robust academic and professional grounding serves as the foundation for his ongoing leadership, further enhancing his reputation as an industry titan.

We're honored to announce today that Frédéric Chesnais is a laureate of the prestigious Monaco 40 over 40 award, joining a distinguished league of laureates like Gene Simmons, Buzz Aldrin, and Lidia Bastianich. As we honor his past and present accomplishments, we look forward with enthusiasm to the significant impact "The Strategist" - an apt moniker for Chesnais - is poised to make in the future. His talent for crafting and implementing visionary strategies gives this title not only relevance but undeniable veracity.


Dustin Plantholt


Dustin Plantholt, “The Count of Monte Crypto,” is Monaco Voice's Editor-in-Chief. He is highly regarded for his contributions and impact in the world of disruptive technologies and media. He is a journalist and documentary filmmaker. He has interviewed celebrities, won awards for NFT/Metaverse advisory, and is a highly sought-after panel moderator and global speaker. He has received from Forbes Monaco the prestigious  40 Under 40 award for his undisputed impact in innovating ideas and bringing people together, educating others about digital assets, and his commitment to excellence. 

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