About Methys Group

A global player in intelligence and innovation

Methys is a unique international technology hub with expertise in Digital, Data and Acceleration, through which we drive business performance for our clients. We are passionate about design, quality and excellent service, and pride ourselves on consistent innovation.

We believe in leveraging technology to solve business problems and improve lives. By connecting the ecosystems of innovation and digital transformation, and facilitating collaborative engagement between corporates, investors and startups, we create excellent digital products, and serve as a catalyst for disruption by providing best-in-class performance management services that deliver results.

Our footprint reaches across the globe with an active presence in Europe and Africa, and offices in France, UK, Luxembourg, Tunisia and South Africa. Since 2004, we have been building partnerships with best of breed technology providers and utilising a rich set of methodologies and technological excellence to bring this vision to life.

Clients who trust us

Core Service offering

Methys offers three distinct services: Digital (Software Design and Development), Data (Private Equity Fund Management and Business Intelligence) and Acceleration (Startup Labs)


Management Team

The Methys Group is led by a group of exceptional leaders.

Christophe Viarnaud – Group Chairman

Founder of Methys, Christophe graduated from EDHEC Business School and the University of Cape Town with an Executive MBA. With his distinct entrepreneurial and innovation track record, he has 20 years experience in Technology and Energy industries. Specialities: Strategy Development, Systems Thinking, Business Intelligence, eCommerce, Mobile Apps, Electricity Prepayment, Project Management, Corporate Finance, Private Equity and showcasing Africa’s best startups.

Jean Phillippe Gireaud – Business Development for Methys Group

 In 2015 Jean Phillippe joined the Methys Group as a partner and fulfills the role of business development in Europe. Prior to Methys, Jean Phillippe has played various executive roles within the Fintech industry. With over 25 years experience, he has gained a vast amount of knowledge especially within fund industry. Alongside his passion and optimistic vision for European and African relations, he is involved in FSAT Labs, a co-created Innovation Hub by Methys, and the AfricArena conference.

Renier Kriel – Managing Director of Methys Digital

Renier holds a degree in Industrial Engineering from the University of Stellenbosch. He has over a decade of experience in strategy, business development, brand building, consulting and creating an environment in which employees thrive. Renier founded his own successful mobile app development house, 4i, where he was the CEO for 9 years before joining Methys. He is now responsible for the Methys Digital team that works tirelessly to solve problems for our clients by delivering excellent digital products. 

Zied Belhadj – General Manager of Methys Tunisia

 Zied holds a degree in Business Computing from the Higher Institute of Management of Tunis. He also undertook advanced studies in Communication and Information Sciences at the University of Paris. Throughout his career, Zied managed projects of large accounts in a variety of fields (banking, insurance, media, telecom to name a few). With more than 12 years of experience under his belt, he has strengthened his skills in Project Management, Business Intelligence and IT operations management.

François Sejourne – General Manager of Methys France & UK

 In 2003 François obtained his Masters degree in Engineering from the Paris Orsay University. He has developed a wide range of technical and functional skills throughout his years as a student, but also through his 15 year career. Before joining the Methys Group, he was devoted to areas such as Digital, BI and EPM. François has now obtained the role of General Management for the Paris and London offices that oversees Data Management as well as Digital.

What people are saying.

  • Their work ethic is impeccable and very professional ensuring key deliverables are met on time. Their knowledge of FIA is extensive and we have made excellent progress with them being onsite. We can highly recommended their services and look forward to them growing their staff compliment to meet the needs of a bigger client base here in South Africa.

    Karin du Toit Chief Operating Officer - Old Mutual Investment Group

  • Methys has been supporting our EPM/BI initiatives on Oracle Hyperion EPM for a few years already. Thanks to its level of professionalism, attention to detail and expertise, we trust Methys on the long run to deliver and maintain high quality solutions for our users.

    Millicom International Cellular

  • Methys delivered a website and a digital strategy that were truly tailor-made for us. Throughout the process they were constantly on stand-by for feedback, which they were happy to accommodate, and worked proactively to produce an end result aligned with our needs. They were beyond accommodating and, most importantly, themselves enthusiastic about what we were aiming to accomplish. Both Worlds and the whole ZANEWS team are now passionately in love with the new website.

    Thierry Cassuto CEO - executive producer (ZANews) - WINNER OF 3 SAFTAS 2014: BEST TV COMEDY - BEST WRITING TEAM - BEST DIRECTOR

  • PriceCheck selected Methys as a software partner in 2013 to build a range of native mobile apps. During this time Methys always displayed the utmost professionalism and enthusiasm with each project that they worked on. Right from the onset of each project, I worked closely with Methys, from project kick-off to implementation and I can honestly say that it was an absolute pleasure each step of the way. They have a real can-do attitude, are happy to flesh out specifications with the client and really get their hands dirty. The quality of the apps they built for us is world class and I will continue to work with them on all our future projects.

    Danele van der Merwe PriceCheck - Lead Product Manager - Mobile

  • Being South Arica’s leading Business Software Company we have to choose our suppliers very carefully. Methys has proved to be both a reliable and professional partner of ours.

    Steven Cohen MD of Softline Pastel

  • We are confident that Methys will be able to meet your mobile technology needs and can recommend them to achieve your objectives.

    Adrian Lee Mobile Content Lead Samsung Mobile

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