the speakers

the speakers

They have accepted to participate to the forthcoming edition on 25th and 26th April 2020

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Cédric O

Cédric O

Secrétaire d’État auprès du ministre de l’Économie et des Finances et du ministre de l’Action et des Comptes publics, chargé du Numérique

Cédric O is a graduate from HEC. He participated in the campaign team of Dominique Strauss-Kahn for the 2006 French Socialist Party presidential primary. He becomes deputy director of the campaign team of François Holland for the 2012 presidential election. Afterwards, he withdraws from the political world until his return under the banner of La République en Marche of which he is the first treasurer. From 2017 to 2019, he assumed the duties of political advisor to Macron and prime minister Édouard Philippe. On 31 March 2019, he was appointed Parliamentary Undersecretary for the Digital Economy.

Philippe d' ORNANO

Philippe d' ORNANO

CEO, Sisley

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Philippe d'Ornano est le président du groupe Sisley, société fondée par son père en en 1976 et spécialisée dans les cosmétiques de luxe. Son cœur d’activité est le soin haut-de-gamme pour visage et corps, ainsi que les produits solaires. L’entreprise, en croissance ininterrompue depuis sa création, est présente dans plus de 90 pays, contrôle sa distribution par une trentaine de filiales et emploie plus de 4000 personnes. Il est aussi le Président du METI, Mouvement des Entreprises de Tailles Intermédiaires, dont il plaide la cause, défendant leur utilité à l’échelle nationale.

Marc-Alain OUAKNIN

Marc-Alain OUAKNIN

Philosopher, writer

Doctor of philosophy, University Professor and rabbi, Marc-Alain Ouaknin is a specialist of Emmanuel Lévinas. He enables a dialogue between the works of Lévinas and the texts of the jewish tought, the psychanalysis and the religious phenomenology. He collaborates with the newspaper Tenoua and is co-producer of the programme “Talmudiques” broadcast on France Culture. He is director of the Contemporary Jewish Studies Center in Paris. He has written several publications such as The Burnt book (1993) and That is why we love dragonflies (1998). In 2019, he published a new translation of the eleven first chapters of the Bible as a part of the Targoum project he has cofounded in 2007 and aimed for a new translation of the Bible.

Tareq OUBROU

Tareq OUBROU

Rector and Imam, Mosque of Bordeaux

Self-taught in religious sciences, he stopped his medical studies to devote himself to the development of his theological-canonical reflection on the conditions of Muslim expression and practice in a secularized space. Imam of Bordeaux, he is also a member of the AMG (Association of Muslims of the Gironde) affiliated to the UOIF (Union of Islamic Organizations of France) and former president of the association "Imams de France".

Raphaël PALTI

Raphaël PALTI

Founder and CEO of Altavia

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Passé par Publicis puis Havas (Eurocom), Raphaël Palti a très tôt l’envie d’entreprendre. Dès 1983, à 24 ans, il crée une agence publi-promotionelle qui devient en 1999 : Altavia, le premier groupe international indépendant, spécialisé dans la communication commerciale dédiée au retail. Aujourd’hui présent dans une trentaine de pays dans le monde, avec 1 800 collaborateurs et un chiffre d’affaires de 700 M€, Altavia accompagne plus de 300 clients, distributeurs et marques leaders, pour améliorer leur performance commerciale. Au sein du groupe Altavia, Raphaël Palti continue de faire du consulting stratégique auprès de certains clients. Convaincu que l’entreprise doit être un acteur économique et social engagé dans son tissu local et créateur de liens, Raphaël Palti a impliqué son groupe, depuis de nombreuses années, dans des actions de mécénat auprès d'organisations œuvrant dans différents domaines : pour la lutte contre la pauvreté, pour le développement de l’entrepreneuriat, ou encore pour faciliter l’accès à la culture et à l’éducation pour tous.

Bruno PATINO

Bruno PATINO

Editorial Director of ARTE

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Bruno Patino is a journalist. He is, since 2015, editorial director of Arte France and the former director of the radio station France Culture and of the Journalism school of Sciences-Po. Media expert and specialist og the numerical issues, he wrote A Press without Gutenberg, with Jean-François Fogel, publication about the impact of Internet on the medias. In April 2019, he published the Essay The Civilization of the Goldfish, little treaty about the attention market explaining the addiction and the human attention deficit created by the Web, smartphones and social networks. .

Charles PÉPIN

Charles PÉPIN

Philosopher

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Charles Pepin is a French philosopher, writer and journalist. A graduate of Sciences Po Paris and HEC Paris, a graduate of philosophy, he teaches the latter at the State High School of the Legion of Honor (Saint Denis) and the Institute of Political Studies in Paris. He held a chronicle of philosophy in the TV shows Culture and Dependencies (France 3, 2001-2006) and En aparté (Canal +, 2006-2007). Since 2010, he also runs a philosophical seminar open to all at the MK2 Odeon cinema. He has published several novels, "Downhill" (Flammarion, 1999), "The Infidels" (Flammarion, 2003) and "The Joy" (2015). His works of philosophy "When beauty saves us" published in 2013 and his comics "The planet of the wise" (two volumes, 2011, 2015) or "50 shades of Greeks" (2017), have met a remarkable success with the General public.

Laurence PIKETTY

Laurence PIKETTY

Deputy Executive Director of the CEA

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She is a graduate engineer from the Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Chimie de Paris. She began her career at Veolia before joining the CEA in 1995 in the nuclear safety unit of the Fontenay-aux-Roses site. In 2010, she joined the Directorate General for Research and Innovation at the Ministry of Higher Education, Research and Innovation as Director of the "Energy, Sustainable Development, Chemistry and Processes" sector. 2011 Technical Advisor in the Prime Minister's Office. In 2012, she returned to the CEA as technical advisor to the deputy head, and took the lead in nuclear sanitation and decommissioning in the DEN in July 2013. Since January 2017, she is deputy director of the directorate dismantling for civilian centers within the DEN.

Mazarine PINGEOT

Mazarine PINGEOT

Writer and doctor in philosophy

Mazarine Pingeot is a French writer. Associate professor and doctor of philosophy, she currently teaches at the University Paris-VIII in Saint-Denis. Author of many novels, including Premier romance (Julliard, 1998) and Silence (Julliard, 2019), she also collaborated on the writing of Joachim Lafosse's The Economy of the Couple (2016) script. At the same time, she is a columnist on cultural subjects and a director of the Institut François-Mitterrand.

Apollonia POILÂNE

Apollonia POILÂNE

Baker and President of Poilâne

After growing up in the familial bakery in the Cherche-Midi street, founded by his grand-father in 1932, Apollonia is seized for a passion for her future work. In 2002, she takes over from her father as the boss of Poilâne and develops the activity of the compagny. From now on, it counts four shops in Paris, two in London and provides international delivery. Despite the extension of her business activities, Apollonia Poilâne still puts at the heart of her work handicraft and high quality for everyone. She holds a bachelor degree in economy.

Gilles POPLIN

Gilles POPLIN

Director of Penninghen

Né en 1971, Gilles Poplin, directeur artistique diplômé de Penninghen en 1996, a durant vingt ans pratiqué la création dans les champs de la presse, du design graphique et de l’image de marque et embrassé les statuts d’auteur, de directeur de création, d’éditeur, de chargé de mission, d’associé ou encore d’enseignant. Reconnu par ses pairs, son travail a régulièrement été primé et publié. L’étendue du spectre de ses connaissances en matière de création et la diversité de ses champs d’application, sur le plan national comme international ainsi que sa maîtrise aigüe de la conception de systèmes, sont autant d’atouts qui l’ont naturellement conduit à la direction de l’école Penninghen qu’il dirige depuis 2016.

Elizabeth de PORTZAMPARC

Elizabeth de PORTZAMPARC

Architect - Urban planner

Elizabeth de Portzamparc is a Franco-Brazilian architect and urban planner. Rare female architect to win international prizes, her projects at the Museum of Romanity of Nîmes, the Grand Documentary Equipment (GED) of Aubervilliers and the Gare du Bourget have been thought of as places to "live" and are a sober architecture, light and refined, based on the lightening of the masses and the economy of forms and matter, favoring the crossing spaces and a strong relation with the nature thanks to its double sociological and architectural approach.

Pierre RABHI

Pierre RABHI

Farmer, writer and philosopher, Founder of Terre et humanisme and the movement Colibris

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Peasant, writer and thinker, Pierre Rabhi is one of the pioneers of ecological agriculture in France. Since 1981, he has passed on his know-how to Africa, France and Europe, seeking to restore food self-reliance to the population. He is now recognized as an international expert on food security and has participated in the drafting of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification. He was at the origin of many structures, born on his own initiative or ideas such as the association Earth & Humanism, the Movement of Oases in All Locations, the agroecological center Les Amanins, the Children's Farm-Hameau des Buis and more recently the Hummingbirds Movement. He has published more than twenty books including "Towards the sobriety happy", "Pierre Rabhi, sower of hopes - interview with Olivier Le Naire" or "Agroecology, an ethics of life" (Actes Sud) and "The power of moderation" (Éditions Hozhoni).

Axel REINAUD

Axel REINAUD

Senior partner at Boston Consulting Group

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Axel Reinaud is senior associate director of the Boston Consulting Group in Paris. He is responsible for the BCG's business for banks in Western Europe, South America and Africa. He has joined the BCG in 1997 and has since worked mainly on issues of post-merger transformation and integration for major players in the banking world. For several years, he has developed the concept of "Bionique" bank, combining the innovations of digital and artificial intelligence with the strengthening of human contact.

Nicolas REVEL

Nicolas REVEL

Nicolas Revel is a graduate of Sciences-Po Paris, former student at the Ecole Nationale d'Administration. He is appointed member of the Court of the Auditors as refendary counselor in 1996. In 2003, he is appointed deputy director of the Cabinet of the Mayor of Paris, and then promoted Chief of the Cabinet. Since 2014, he is managing director of the National Health Insurance Fund and of the French National Union of the Medical Insurances. He is knight of the Legion d'Honneur since 2016.

Jean-François RIAL

Jean-François RIAL

CEO of Voyageurs du Monde

After having studied statistician at ISUP, Jean-François Rial temporarily put aside this passion to devote himself to strategy in the world of financial information. At 25, he became Managing Director of a company listed on the Second Marché of the Paris Stock Exchange, FININFO. When he decided to take over the tour operator “Voyageurs du Monde” in 1996, he could finally combine his two passions: geography and statistics. The planet is its center of interest: from the united contribution of the United Nations on air tickets to the problems specific to certain suburbs, from the fight against the pandemics which prevail in the world to a respect for the planet by each tourist who he makes travel ...

Franck RIESTER

Franck RIESTER

Minister of Culture

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Early committed in politics, Franck Riester was 21 years old when he joined the municipal council of Coulommiers in 1995, before becoming mayor in 2008. He is a former MP for Seine-et-Marne, co-president of the group UDI, Agir and independent until 2018 at the National Assembly, and distinguishes himself during the debates around the Hadopi law, on which he was the rapporteur. In December 2017, following the election of Emmanuel Macron, he is excluded from the group « Les Républicains » and creates (with twenty other former members of the group) « To act, the constructive right », a political party ready to establish a common list with La République en marche for some elections. He is appointed Minister of Culture of the government of Edouard Philippe in 2018.

Antoine ROBICHON

Antoine ROBICHON

Director of Strategy, Innovation, Customers and Operations, Citeo

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An engineer graduated from the Graduate School of Public Works (ESTP), he also holds a master's degree in finance from Northwestern University. He began his career in 2005 with the strategy and management consultancy firm Orga consultants. In 2010, he joined Citeo, Eco-Emballages at this time, in 2010. He was in charge of the mission with the CEO, then in 2011, head of the Performance Measurement division before being appointed Director of Development in 2012. In 2016, he was appointed Director of Customer Relations and Marketing and, since 2019, has held the position of Deputy Managing Director of Citeo.

Olivier ROELLINGER

Olivier ROELLINGER

Chef, Les Maisons de Bricourt

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Olivier Roellinger is a chef. After having created a table d'hôte in his family home in Cancale in 1982, the "Maison de Bricourt", he obtained his first star in the Michelin Guide two years later, then the second in 1988. In 2006, he was the only one promoted to the third star. With Michel Bras or Pierre Gagnaire, he has become one of the great representatives of contemporary French cuisine, and a promoter of culinary crossbreeding. Passionate about spices, he raises awareness about ecogastronomy. In 2008, he decided to return his 3 stars to begin "a new life".

Antoine de ROMANET

Antoine de ROMANET

Bishop of the Diocese of the Armies

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Antoine de Romanet is an ecclesiastic. Graduate of the Institute of Political Studies in Paris and the Panthéon-Sorbonne University, Doctor of Economics, Antoine de Romanet is a graduate in moral theology from the Pontifical Gregorian University. His episcopal ordination at the Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris is celebrated by his eminence Cardinal André Vingt-Trois. He is appointed bishop to the French armies in 2017 by Pope Francis.

Daniel RONDEAU

Daniel RONDEAU

Daniel Rondeau is a writer. He published more than twenty books, among others novels (Dans la marche du temps, 2004 ; Mécaniques du Chaos, 2017, recipient of the Novel Grand Prize awarded by the French Academy), portraits of Mediterranean cities (Tanger, Istanbul, Carthage, Alexandrie), autobiographic narratives (L’Enthousiasme, Les Vignes de Berlin, 2006), committed books (Chroniques du Liban rebelle, 1991). Editor, he created the Quai Voltaire editions and directed the collection “Bouquins” at Laffont. Journalist, he collaborated with all important French press publications. Daniel Rondeau was French Ambassador to Malta and then to UNESCO. Currently, he represents the laboratory of ideas of the UN in Paris. Lately, he published Boxing-Club (2016) and La Raison et le Coeur (2018). His books have been translated into ten languages. He has been elected to the Académie Française to Michel Déon’s seat on June 2019.

Joël de ROSNAY

Joël de ROSNAY

Associate at the MIT of Universcience, president of Biotics International

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Joël de Rosnay has a Ph.D in science. Former research associate at the MIT of Universcience, he was successively science attaché to the French Embassy in the United States, scientific director of European enterprises development company. Until 2002, he was director of forecasting and assessment at the Cité des Sciences et de l'Industrie in Paris, where he remains a special adviser. He is President of Biotics International. He has written many books and essays such as "The Macroscope and The Symbiotic Man" on molecular biology. He was one of the first to understand the role of the Internet in promoting the emergence of a global brain.

Stéphane ROUSSEL

Stéphane ROUSSEL

Managing Director in charge of operations of Vivendi, CEO of Gameloft

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Stéphane Roussel is a graduate of the Ecole de psychologues praticiens in Paris. He currently holds the position of managing director in charge of operations and member of the executive board of Vivendi. He is also Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Gameloft SE and a member of the supervisory board of the Canal + Group, Universal Music France and Banijay Group. He was volunteer president of WeTechCare, social start-up with the mission to use digital technologies as a social insertion tool and chairman of the board of directors of "Entreprises pour la Cité", network of companies committed for social innovation.

Frédéric SANCHEZ

Frédéric SANCHEZ

Chairman of the Management Board of Fives Group

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Holder of a master's degree in philosophy, Frédéric Sanchez began his professional career as a professor. In 2000, he graduated from the Ecole Nationale d'Administration (ENA) and embarked on a career as a diplomat. He will then join the Conseil général de l'Eure as director of communication and will then become deputy general director in charge of finance and ressources. The Conseil d’administration de Medef International has appointed Frédéric Sanchez as its Chairman in May 2016. He is currently Chairman of the Management Board of Fives Group.

Dominique SCHNAPPER

Dominique SCHNAPPER

Sociologist

Dominique Schnapper is a French sociologist and political scientist. Graduate of Sciences Po in history and political sciences, she obtained a doctorate in sociology at the faculty of letters of Paris in 1967. Her work mainly deals with historical sociology, as well as studies on minorities, unemployment, work and urban sociology. Since the 1990s she also works about the concept of nation and citizenship. She is director of studies at the École des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (EHESS), President of the Museum of Art and History of Judaism and President of the Institute of Advanced Studies in Paris. Her work was rewarded in 2002 with the Balzan Foundation's prize for sociology. She was also a member of the Constitutional Council from 2001 to 2010, and Chair of the Scientific Council of the Interministerial Delegation to Combat Racism and Antisemitism from 2016 to 2019.

Nicolas SEKKAKI

Nicolas SEKKAKI

CEO IBM France

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Nicolas Sekkaki was appointed President of IBM France on July 1, 2015. He was Vice President of the Groupe Système et Technologie pour l'Europe since 2012. In 1990, Nicolas Sekkaki graduated from the Ecole nationale supérieure de l'Aéronautique et de l'Espace. He joined IBM in 1991 as a commercial engineer, in charge of the aeronautics sector and then of the insurance sector. He successively held various management positions. In his 24-year career with IBM, he has developed an expertise in markets and in management, in France and at European level.

Pierre SELLAL

Pierre SELLAL

President of the Fondation de France

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Pierre Sellal was elevated to the dignity of Ambassador of France following his active participation in the French presidency of the Union in 2008. He graduated from the Faculty of Law of Strasbourg and the Ecole Nationale d'Administration. He joined the Ministère des Affaires étrangères in 1977, and then held several positions in the French ministerial institutions, including diplomatic adviser to the cabinet of the minister for foreign trade, deputy secretary-general of the interministerial committee for European economic cooperation, director of the cabinet of the minister of foreign affairs from 1997 to 2002, or secretary general of the Ministère des Affaires étrangères. Currently, Pierre Sellal is the president of the Executive Board of the Fondation de France.

Cécile SEMERIVA

Cécile SEMERIVA

Director of innovation at Citeo

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Convaincue que l’innovation est l’un des moteurs d’une économie circularisée au service d’une transition écologique performante - diplômée de Droit à Lyon III et de l’Université Paris Sorbonne - elle a débuté sa carrière au Ministère de la Défense, puis chez Veolia avant de rejoindre le Groupe Moniteur. Un projet entrepreneurial la conduit au Brésil où elle développera une conviction : le partage, la collaboration est la clé de la réussite. Cécile Semeriva s’implique notamment, au sein de Citeo, dans le Circular challenge, un dispositif de détection et d'accélération de projets et de solutions au service de l'économie circulaire.

Jean-Dominique SENARD

Jean-Dominique SENARD

Chairman of the Board of directors of Renault

Diplômé d’HEC et titulaire d’une maîtrise de droit, Jean-Dominique Senard débute sa carrière au sein de la Compagnie Française des Pétroles, puis rejoint la direction de la trésorerie de Saint-Gobain avant d’intégrer le Groupe Alcan. Il quitte le groupe en 2005 pour devenir directeur financier de Michelin. Il prend la tête du groupe en 2012, succédant ainsi à Michel Rollier. Le 24 janvier 2019, à la suite de la démission de Carlos Ghosn de la présidence de Renault, Jean-Dominique Senard devient président du constructeur français d'automobiles Renault. En mars 2019, il prend la tête de l'alliance Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi.

Jean-Claude SEYS

Jean-Claude SEYS

Chairman, Diderot Institute

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Jean-Claude Seys is a graduate of HEC and INSEAD. In 1990, he joined MAAF Assurances as General Manager and then CEO until 2005. In 1998, he was also CEO of MMA. In 2003, he founded Covéa Group, a mutual insurance group company composed of MAAF, MMA and GMF. He has been President of the think-tank Institut Diderot since 2009.

Eric SINGLER

Eric SINGLER

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Après l’obtention d’un double diplôme Sciences Po/Sorbonne en 1986, Eric a commencé sa carrière en tant que Brand Manager chez Yoplait. En 1989, il crée avec Alain Sivan IN VIVO, entreprise spécialisée dans les études comportementales en Grande Consommation. IN VIVO est racheté par BVA en 2007 et devient In Vivo BVA, le département du groupe BVA spécialiste des études en Grande Consommation. Eric Singler rejoint le directoire de BVA Group. Passionné par les Behavioral Sciences, il crée en 2013 la BVA Nudge Unit dont il est le Global CEO. Il est également président du thinktank Nudge France et a écrit de nombreux ouvrages sur le sujet : Nudge marketing, Green Nudge, et Nudge management.

Sophie STANTON

Sophie STANTON

CMO IBM France

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Sophie Stanton a 20 ans d'expérience dans des multinationales informatiques dont 17 ans en Irlande où elle a travaillé pour Gateway, Northern Telecom et IBM. Tout au long de sa carrière, elle a acquis une importante expérience en gestion de compte, vente, opérations, management et transformation. Sophie Stanton possède également une solide expertise en commerce numérique et a travaillé dans des positions européennes et mondiales. Elle est passionnée par la gestion des talents avec plus de 16 ans d'expérience dans ce domaine et aime travailler dans des environnements multi-disciplinaires et multiculturelles. Elle est titulaire d'un Master en langues étrangères appliqué aux affaires et au commerce de l'Université de Toulouse et à l'Université de Galway en Irlande.

Amanda STHERS

Amanda STHERS

Writer and director

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Trained at the bilingual school of Paris, the 16-year-old graduatef of high school later obtains a diploma of Contemporary literature at the Sorbonne. Meantime, at 15 years old she proposes her first novel to an editor, creates the television broadcast " just to speak about it " on TFJ and writtes the first 60 episodes of the television series Camera Café. Her first novel " My place on the photo " is published in 2004 and will be translated in more than 15 countries. In 2006, she knows a real worldwide success with the play " The old Blond Jew ". Will follow among other "Keith me " in 2008, " In my eyes " first official biography of Johnny Hallyday and " The American erections " dedicated to the slaughter of Newtown in 2013.

François SUREAU

François SUREAU

Lawyer, writter

François Sureau is a writter, lawyer and the former master of petitions in the State Council. He is since 2014 lawyer at the State Council and at the Court of Cassation. In 2008, he founded the Pierre Claver association. It helps the people who have been moved by force from their country of origin and who find shelter in France. He is one of the member of the editorial board of the periodical “Commentaire”. François Sureau has written several publications. He received the Grand Prix of the French Academy with The Misfortune in 1991.

Francis SZPINER

Francis SZPINER

Lawyer

Lawyer at the Paris Bar since 1975, Francis SZPINER was Secretary of the Conference, member of the Council of the Order and the National Council of Bars and Vice-President of the National Consultative Commission on Human Rights (CNCDH, 2002- 2008). He has pleaded important criminal, financial and political cases, defending celebrities such as Madame Claude, Jean-Bedel Bokassa, Minister Christian Nucci, Christian Prouteau, Patrick Poivre d'Arvor and Bernard Tapie. Designated best lawyer of the year in criminal law by the American magazine BEST Lawyers, he is an officer of the Legion of Honor. Founding partner of STAS & Associés, head of the penal division, he is also a lecturer at Sciences Po and a professor at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes Internationales. He has published several books including A case of women, adapted to the cinema under the same title by Claude Chabrol. He is also a member of the Academy of Sciences of Overseas.