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Johan DECOTTIGNIES

Founder of Ozalentour & OZAPHYRE (OZP)

About

Johan Decottignies, born in Lille on 17 June 1984 (Nord), is a French entrepreneur and expert in digital solutions and financial technology.

With more than 10 years of experience in entrepreneurship, Johan Decottignies is also President of ProduClic located in the North of France at 229 rue Solférino, 59000 - Lille (Siret : 87940223800015).

Passionate about computers since the age of 9, Johan started computing in a micro-computing association in Templeuve (59). After a good schooling, he then went to study accounting and business at the Hélène Boucher high school in Somain (59). He then moved on to information technology at the Efficom university in Lille (59).

Having started as an IT salesman for the E. Leclerc group, the lack of opportunity and creativity was quickly felt at Johan. So he stayed 2 years in a row and then moved to other large groups such as Club Internet, Télé 2 or NordNet...

In 2009, after a career as a computer technician and supervisor, Johan needed to take up a new challenge, that of entrepreneurship.

So he opened his first company as an auto-entrepreneur with the trade name: Allo PC 59.

After 4 consecutive years and a growing success in the North of France, Johan has therefore passed under the EURL regime and opened a computer shop at the entrance of Pont-à-Marcq in 2013. After having had more than 1000 customers in just a few years, Johan was forced to close his business due to a road bypass that interfered with the company's growth. Despite 2 years of optimism, Johan preferred to write off Allo PC 59 in 2016 to focus on a project he had already been working on for 1 year: Ozalentour.

The idea is simple: To provide you with a Swiss Army Knife platform allowing you to promote and find all types of local offers, to pay all your good deals online as well as locally or to facilitate money transfers (free of charge) with the help of a stable and unique cyber currency: OZAPHYRE (OZP)

In order to think calmly about the needs of traders and consumers, Johan needed to take a step back. He then decided to move to the South of France in the Dordogne for 2 consecutive years. After meeting various local actors such as the Mayor of Sarlat-la-Canédà (JJ. De Perreti), revitalization associations (Cauvaldor), or startups in Bordeaux, Johan took the bull by the horns by contacting more than 300 shopkeepers in New-Aquitaine and acquired at the same time many prospects interested in the proximity project Ozalentour.

Contacted in the course of research and development by one of Groupon's collaborators as well as by various private investors from Switzerland, Lyon, Bordeaux, Nice and Paris, Johan preferred to keep his hand on the project in order to accomplish a dazzling and unique platform from the heart of Europe in Lille, in his native region.

With a project followed by more than 125,000 people in France, Johan plans to make the first payments in OZAPHYRE (OZP) via the Ozalentour platform in the first quarter of 2020 .

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