Astrakhan provides consulting services to large corporations and SMEs in Hong-Kong, France and abroad to address functional, technical and managerial issues.


Created in September 2012, Astrakhan was born from the desire to adapt the consulting business to the pace of innovation and change. We support the transformation of large corporations such as L’Oréal, BNP and SFR, as well as French SMEs such as MyLight, Axxes, Fives, Compagnie des Alpes and many others who have called on our expertise. We design and implement a change that creates value for these organisations.


François RIVARD

Astrakhan founder

François founded Astrakhan to promote a consulting service focused on value delivery, innovation and collaboration. He is now in charge of developing the business in Asia and more specifically in Hong Kong. Previously a Partner at LogicaCMG, François has published 8 books available worldwide on information systems management, published by Eyrolles, Wiley, Hermes-Lavoisier and Maxima, including an award-winning IT book. He is recognized for his expertise in organization, management and architecture. He continues to design, build and deploy innovative integration platforms for internationally established companies, contributing to their growth and evolution.

Alexandre CHRETIEN

General Manager of Astrakhan France

Alexandre has been running B2B consulting and service companies for the past 20 years. Passionate about social and environmental issues, he is one of the co-founders of the Convention des Entreprises pour le Climat (CEC), a French support program for more than 300 managers, representing 350,000 employees and a cumulative turnover of 75 billion euros, to accelerate the ecological transition of companies. As General Manager of Astrakhan France, Alexandre participates in the CEC to develop Sustainable IT in Astrakhan’s entire ecosystem: its teams in France and in Hong Kong, its customers, partners and suppliers to quickly move towards a more sustainable, virtuous and circular economy. Alexandre is also part of Tech For Good and Data For Good.

Our commitments

Environmental Impact

We are committed to an eco-friendly approach, because we believe there is an urgent need for us as a digital player to take action to reduce the impact of digital technology on the environment. During their assignment, the consultants are therefore expected to choose the most environmentally friendly option if they have the possibility to do so.

Astrakhan’s ambition is to become a regenerative enterprise by 2030, with the following guiding principles

Functional Economy

No planned obsolescence, the proposed service is the result of a long-term vision.

Eco-design and life cycle analysis

Designing sustainable architectures and applications that run on old hardware, servers, or operating systems.

A sensible use of data

That results in the prioritization of projects that address needs, not wants.


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