ShARE was founded by Sebastien Frendo in China in 2002 when he was an exchange student. ShARE was initially a group of young French people in Shanghai who decided to meet every week and exchange their knowledge about Chinese economy.
As members of this group was about to leave Shanghai and return to France, the model evolved and became a global student network with a dual model - a think tank and corporate school. With time, the "student" network model expanded across more than 10 countries.
Ran as a hobby for the last 15 years, Sebastien made it his job in 2017 and ShARE evolved into its current shape.
" After 10+ years of professional career, I was frustrated to always have to make a choice between Doing Well or Doing Good. We should able to do both. That's why I set up ShARE in its current form."
Sebastien Frendo, ShARE founder
The new beginning
After setting up ShARE in China in 2002 as a student group, Sebastien studied in India. Upon his return to Paris, he worked for the Boston Consulting Group for a few years. He then worked in Africa for 8 years where he advised several African governments with the Tony Blair Institute.
During his career, two dilemmas always frustrated him. First, how come today we still have large global issues when mankind has all resources and tools to solve them ? Second, why do we always have to choose between ourselves and others ? Can't we have a striving career while making the society progress ?
That is why he set up ShARE in its new shape - a place to grow leaders who will do well & good, and a place to help companies achieve their societal transformation. By combining the two, a new operating model of doing education and consulting emerged.