Consultants & experts

  • Hélène

    VERBRUGGHE

    Senior consultant

    Before she joined Lysios in 2012 as consultant, Hélène worked in the legal department of Bouygues UK and then for GDF- Suez, where she collaborated with public authorities.

    Hélène was also a project officer in the European Affairs Department of Veolia Environnement.

    She was born in 1988. She holds a Master’s degree in Politics and Administration from the College of Europe (Bruges), a Master’s degree in European Affairs from the Institut d’Etudes Politiques of Lille (IEP) and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Kent.

    Areas of expertise: European policies and programmes, digital economy, energies, intellectual property and patent right

  • Jean-Luc

    ARCHAMBAULT

    Founder and President of Lysios

    Jean-Luc Archambault graduated from the prestigious Corps des Mines. He was in charge of Industry and Environment policies at the French General Secretary for European Affairs. He then worked for the Ministry of Industry and was in charge of the telecom sector.

    Jean-Luc was an advisor to two former Ministers for Industry (Gérard Longuet and Franck Borotra) and Director for Information Technologies at the Directorate-General for Industry. Subsequently, he chose to work in the private sector, first as an associate to the BNP’s Private Equity team, then as Director of External Relations and Strategy for SFR.

    Jean-Luc founded Lysios in 2003. Besides managing the team, he also enables the firm’s clients to benefit from his experience in Senior Civil Service, his expertise in digital technology and industry, and his knowledge of competition-related issues.

    Jean-Luc Archambault is a former student of the Ecole Normale Supérieure (Ulm). He obtained the “Agrégation” in Mathematics and graduated from the Engineering School Télécom Paris.

    Areas of expertise: European policies and programmes, digital economy, competition, environment, industry, broadcasting and media, telecoms

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  • Pierre

    BOUCHACOURT

    Associate Director

    Pierre Bouchacourt worked in Parliament for several years, in particular as Parliamentary Assistant to Dominique Strauss Kahn, MP and former Economy and Finance Minister. He was also a member of Dominique Strauss Kahn’s campaign staff during the Socialist Party’s presidential primaries in 2006.

    Pierre then worked for François Pupponi, MP and mayor of Sarcelles. In 2008, after being elected as a member of the Municipal Council of Cergy (2001-2008), he became Chief of Staff of the Cergy-Pontoise city and deputy-mayor of Cergy in charge of security and prevention. He played a part in defining the territorial mapping strategy for the Greater Paris project.

    Pierre joined the private sector in 2012 as Manager of External Relations for a real estate group.

    He was born in 1968 and he holds a degree in Modern History.

    Areas of expertise: parliament and regional/local authorities, zoning laws, housing, trade and distribution issues, security issues, health industry, social economy

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  • Jean-Philippe

    DANIEL

    Associate Director

    Jean-Philippe Daniel worked as a political advisor for several local governments, two Government Ministries and the French National Assembly before becoming a consultant in public affairs.

    Jean-Philippe Daniel was a staff member for Alain Richard, Ministry of Defence, and a Parliamentary Assistant to Daniel Vachez, MP for Seine-et-Marne. He acquired experience in local governments, working with several socialist mayors as Chief of Staff; he also advised the Chairman of the ConseilGénéral (territorial council) of Seine-Maritime (Normandy). He subsequently served as Chief of Staff of Martin Hirsch, who was High Commissioner for Active Solidarity against Poverty and for Youth.

    Before he joined Lysios in 2012, Jean-Philippe was Consulting Manager at Vae Solis Corporate.

    Jean-Philippe Daniel was born in 1977. He holds a Master’s degree in Modern History (Paris-IV), a Certificate of General International Studies (CEIG) and a Certificate of International Legal Studies (CEJI-Institute of Higher International Studies-Paris-II), together with a post-graduate degree (DEA) in International Relations (Paris-I). Jean-Philippe was an auditor of the Higher National Defence Studies Institute (2000); he is also an associate researcher at the Institute of International and Strategic Relations (IRIS) and a lecturer at Sciences-Po (IEP Paris).

    Areas of expertise: transport, manufacturing industry, tourism, cultural industries, politics and parliamentary issues, international affairs

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  • Alban

    DE LOUVENCOURT

    Associate Director

    Alban de Louvencourt began his career as Business Development Manager for a software publisher on the Internet (Critical Path). He was then General Representative for the business lobbying association ETHIC and joined Lysios in 2005.

    In addition to his expertise in digital economy, he is a specialist in politics and parliamentary issues.

    Alban de Louvencourt was born in 1975. He graduated from the Business School ISG and Panthéon-La Sorbonne in economics. He is also a farmer and a forest manager in the Somme.

    Areas of expertise: digital economy, entrepreneurship, energies, financial services, politics and parliamentary issues, broadcasting and media

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  • François

    PÉRÈS

    Associate Director

    François Pérès has worked for several employers’ organisations (Agri-Food Industries Federation –ANIA- and the High Council of French Notaries –CSN). He created the “public affairs” pole of the communication consulting agency i&e.

    In 2005, he was the campaign manager of Laurence Parisot, a candidate for the presidency of MEDEF (main business organisation in France) before becoming her personal advisor at MEDEF. François also worked for Maurice Leroy at the Conseil Général (territorial council) of Loir-et-Cher (Loire Valley), at the National Assembly and was a member of his staff at the Ministry for Urban Planning, in charge of the Greater Paris project.

    François joined Lysios in 2010, where he puts to good use both his expertise in institutional communication strategy and his experience in employers’ organisations.

    Francois Pérès was born in 1965. He is a graduate of the Institut d’Etudes politiques of Paris (IEP) and of Paris IX-Dauphine University. He now teaches at “Sciences-Po” (IEP Paris) for graduate students from the Public Affairs Master programme. He is a Chevalier of the Order of Agricultural Merit.

    Areas of expertise: digital economy, financial services, employer’s organisations, politics and parliamentary issues, international affairs, air transport

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  • André

    VIAU

    Senior Advisor

    André Viau alternated a career as Préfet – State representation at a territorial level- with positions in various ministries. He was a deputy Chief of Staff for the Ministry of the Interior (Jean-Louis Debré), an advisor to the Prime Minister (Jean-Pierre Raffarin) and civil-military Chief of Staff to the Ministry of Defence (Hervé Morin).

    A hors classe Préfet on extended leave, André Viau chaired the Board of Directors for the aero spatial-specialized holding company SOGEPA (Société de gestion des participations aéronautiques) and for the Commission on strategy for the future of Orly airport. He was also Chief Executive Officer of the Sofired and a member of the Comité national des états généraux de l’industrie (CNEGI), dedicated to industry coordination. He was one of the founders of the Forum International des Technologies de la Sécurité (International Forum on Technologies for a Safer World).

    André Viau was born in 1949. He holds a degree in Sociology, graduated in Economics and is a former student of ENA (“Michel de l’Hospital” year). He is an Officer of the Legion of Honour, Officer of the National Order of Merit, and a Chevalier of the Order of Academic Palms. He received an Honour medal for youth, sports and associative engagements.

    Areas of expertise: central and regional civil service, défence, international security, cyber security

  • Claude

    MOREL

    Senior Advisor

    After having started his career at the National Assembly as a political advisor, Claude Morel became Principal Private Secretary to Pierre Joxe, Minister of the Interior. He then held a number of positions within the Ministry, alternating with posts as deputy préfet and later as préfet. He participated in the implementation of the Matignon agreements in New Caledonia from 1988 to 1991. Following his time as Secretary General of the préfectures of Isère and later of Haute-Normandie, he was successively appointed as delegated préfet for equal opportunities in Seine-Saint-Denis, préfet of Haute-Marne and préfet of Landes.

    Before joining Lysios in 2017, Claude was the Chief of Staff of the State Secretary for Transport, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, Alain Vidalies, and Deputy Chief of Staff of the Minister for the Environment, Energy and Maritime Affairs, Ségolène Royal.

    Born in 1948, Claude Morel graduated from Sciences Po Paris and holds a Master’s degree in development economics from Paris II Panthéon-Assas University.

    Areas of expertise: transport, central and local administrations, local government, project management, training

  • Pierre-François

    COUTURE

    Senior Advisor

    Pierre-François Couture spent most of his career in the Civil Service – at the Ministry for the Economy and Finance, the Ministry of Industry and the Ministry of Research. He worked with Laurent Fabius – successively Budget Minister and Minister for Industry and Research – and held positions of responsibility in various public companies.

    He was appointed Director of Gas, Electricity and Coal and then Head of the Regulation Department at the Directorate-General for Mail and Telecommunications. He was an advisor to the Chairman of La Poste (1996-1997) and became special advisor – in charge of France Télécom and La Poste- to Christian Pierret, Minister for Industry in Lionel Jospin’s government. He was Chairman of the directorate of the Entreprise Minière et Chimique-EMC (mines and chemicals) and was appointed Controller General for Economy and Finance.

    Pierre-François Couture was born in 1946. He is a graduate of the Institut d’Etudes Politiques of Paris (IEP) and a former student of ENA (“Simone Weil” year). He is an Officer of the Legion of Honour and Chevalier of the National Order of Merit.

    Areas of expertise: economic and financial administration, raw materials, industry

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  • Jean-Paul

    DAVIN

    Senior Advisor

    Jean-Paul Davin is an honorary Préfet. He was a parliamentary advisor or political advisor to several ministers before heading the Prime Minister’s parliamentary team under Edouard Balladur and Jean-Pierre Raffarin.

    Jean-Paul also worked in the administration of the Ministry of Health and Social Affairs, bringing him to represent France at the World Health Organisation. During his career, Jean-Paul Davin alternated public and private responsibilities as Public Affairs Director, successively at Philips, Elf-Aquitaine and Alcatel-Lucent.

    Since 2009, Jean-Paul has made available for Lysios’s clients his expertise in political issues and parliamentary relations.

    Jean-Paul Davin was born in 1945. He is a graduate in Public Law, a former student of the Institut d’Etudes Politiques of Paris (IEP Paris) and a student at the 45th session of the Higher National Defence Studies Institute (IHEDN). He was deputy mayor of Saint-Germain-en-Laye for many years. He is an officer of the Legion of Honour.

    Areas of expertise: politics and parliamentary issues, trade and distribution

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  • Dominique

    DE CALAN

    Senior Advisor

    Dominique de Calan spent most of his career in industry, more particularly at Boussac Saint Frères, before joining the UIMM (Union of metallurgy industries), a French leading employers’ organisation, where he served as deputy director-general for 13 years.

    As an expert in social relations, he was a negotiator for MEDEF on salaries, professional training and pensions. He was also Chairman of the pension fund AGIRC. Dominique was also Chairman of the Supervisory Board and Director of Altran Technologies and Director of Giat/Nexter and of the Cité de l’Immigration.

    He joined Lysios in 2012, providing his experience in corporate issues, social relations, employers’ and trade-union organisations, as well as his expertise in professional training and labour relations.

    Dominique de Calan was born in 1947. He is a graduate in econometrics of the Higher Institute of Rural Law and Agricultural Economics (IHEDREA) and of the Institute of Management Control (ICG). He was a member of the Regional Council of Brittany and Municipal Councillor.
    He is an Officer of the Legion of Honour, of the National Order of Merit and of the Order of Academic Palms.

    Areas of expertise: labour relations, social welfare and coverage, industry, employer's organisations and trade unions

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  • Xavier

    DE MARNHAC

    Senior Advisor

    Xavier de Marnhac was an Officer for the Ministry of Defence, with duties in operational command, organisation and intelligence. In civil life, he led the European Union Rule of Law Mission in Kosovo at Pristina from 2010 to 2013.

    Xavier worked for two ministers (François Léotard and Charles Millon) and was in charge of the coordination of the intelligence agencies for the Ministry of Defence. He was also Operations Director for the intelligence agency DGSE, from 2000 to 2004. He had operational responsibilities from 2005 to 2007 before commanding the NATO-led Kosovo force (KFOR 2007/2008).

    He was Commandant of the Région Terre Sud-est from 2008 to 2010, playing a part in reorganising the army and handling the civil-military coordination with the territorial administrations and local institutions.

    Xavier de Marnhac is a General Officer, a former student of Saint-Cyr. He also graduated from the US Command and General Staff College and the Ecole Supérieure de Guerre. He is also a former student of the Higher National Defence Studies Institute (IHEDN).

    Areas of expertise: international relations, security and defence-related European policies, strategy analysis and crisis management, risk assessment and security analysis, strategy advice in security matters, deciding and implementing changes, coaching leaders

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  • Bertrand

    LANDRIEU

    Senior Advisor

    Bertrand Landrieu alternated a career as deputy Préfet and Préfet (State representation at a territorial level) with positions as ministerial advisor (at ministries of Agriculture, Transport, Defence and the Interior). From 1995 to 2002, Bertrand was Chief of Staff of President Jacques Chirac.

    He was appointed Préfet of Paris and Préfet of the Ile-de-France region between 2002 and 2007. He also chaired the governing board of the National Forestry Office and the Association of the Préfets’ Corps and Senior Civil Servants of the Ministry of the Interior (2002-2007). He joined Lysios in 2012.

    Bertrand Landrieu was born in 1945. He is a graduate of the Institut d’Etudes politiques of Paris (IEP), holds a degree in Public Law and he is a former student of ENA (“Robespierre” year). Bertrand is an honorary regional Préfet and Commander of the Legion of Honour. Since 2010, he has been President of the association “With President Chirac”. He is also a member of the Board of the Legion of honour.

    Areas of expertise: central and regional civil service, public service

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  • Pierre

    MéNAT

    Senior Advisor

    Pierre Ménat is a career diplomat – he worked for two Foreign Ministers (Jean-Bernard Raimond and Alain Juppé) and was an ambassador in several countries. He was also an advisor in European Affairs for the French President Jacques Chirac.

    He was twice Director of the European Union at the Ministry of Foreign affairs and an ambassador in Romania, Poland, Tunisia and the Netherlands – he was a permanent representative of France at the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW).

    He was born in 1950. He has a Master in Law, graduated from the Institut d’Etudes Politiques of Paris and from the ENA (“Henri-François d’Aguesseau” year). He is a lecturer at the Toulouse-Capitole University. He is an Officer of the Legion of Honour and an Officer of the National Order of Merit.
    He joined Lysios in 2016.

    Areas of expertise: international affairs, European institutions and policies, Central and Eastern Europe, support for companies' international development

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  • Julien

    MOREL

    Senior Consultant

    Before he joined Lysios in 2012, Julien Morel was a Parliamentary Assistant at the French National Assembly, as well as a project officer at Canal Plus and at the TV Advertising National Syndicate. Julien was also in charge of communication for a candidate during the 2012 legislative elections campaign.

    Julien was born in 1986. He is a graduate of the University of Aix-Marseille in European Policy Law and of the Graduate Gateway Program (Washington D.C.).

    Areas of expertise: legislative and regulatory monitoring, budget laws, industry, broadcasting and media

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  • Alphée

    ROCHE-NOëL

    Senior Consultant

    Alphée Roche-Noël joined Lysios in 2017 after working at the French National Assembly as Parliamentary Assistant first to Arnaud Robinet, MP for Marne, then to Jean-François Lamour, MP for Paris and former Minister of Youth Affairs, Sports and Associative Life. From 2010 to 2015, he was President of the “Association française des collaborateurs parlementaires” – an association for parliamentary attachés aiming at promoting their mission and protecting their interests.

    Alphée was born in 1984. He has a Master’s degree in Public Affairs from Sciences-Po (IEP Paris) and a Law Master’s degree from the Université Panthéon-Sorbonne.

    Areas of expertise: legislative and regulatory monitoring, telecoms, Parliament, défence

  • Jean-Luc

    ARCHAMBAULT

    Founder and President

    Jean-Luc Archambault graduated from the prestigious Corps des Mines. He was in charge of Industry and Environment policies at the French General Secretary for European Affairs. He then worked for the Ministry of Industry and was in charge of the telecom sector.

    Jean-Luc was an advisor to two former Ministers for Industry (Gérard Longuet and Franck Borotra) and Director for Information Technologies at the Directorate-General for Industry. Subsequently, he chose to work in the private sector, first as an associate to the BNP’s Private Equity team, then as Director of External Relations and Strategy for SFR.
    Jean-Luc founded Lysios in 2003. Besides managing the team, he also enables the firm’s clients to benefit from his experience in Senior Civil Service, his expertise in digital technology and industry, and his knowledge of competition-related issues.
    Jean-Luc Archambault is a former student of the Ecole Normale Supérieure (Ulm). He obtained the “Agrégation” in Mathematics and graduated from the Engineering School Télécom Paris.

    Areas of expertise: European policies and programmes, digital economy, competition, environment, industry, broadcasting and media, telecoms

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  • Katherine

    DAGG

    Consultant

    Before joining Lysios in 2017, Katherine Dagg worked as a consultant for a French public affairs firm in Brussels, where she specialized in the digital sector. She has also completed internships at the Culture department of UNESCO and at an Irish law firm.

    Born in 1991, Katherine is a graduate of International Affairs (Sciences Po Paris) and Law (Trinity College Dublin / Paris II Panthéon-Assas).

    Areas of expertise: digital economy, environment, legislative and regulatory monitoring, security, culture

  • Jean-Michel

    CHASSéRIAUX

    Senior advisor

    Jean-Michel Chasseriaux has devoted most of his career to international scientific relations. He was Director of International Relations for the French Ministry for Research and for two research institutes (INRIA and IRD) where he acquired first-hand experience in international and European negotiations.

    In addition to being a university professor at Diderot-Paris 7, Jean-Michel managed several European organisations (ERCIM, IGLO) and held advisory duties in strategic planning at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Industry, in the energy, space and innovation sectors. He was also a scientific attaché at the French Embassy in London. Jean-Michel joined Lysios in 2008 and set up the Brussels office.

    Jean-Michel Chasseriaux was born in 1942. He is a former student of the Ecole Normale Supérieure (Ulm). He is a university professor, “agrégé” in physics, a Doctor (state Doctorate) of Physics and a graduate of the Institut d’Etudes Politiques of Paris (IEP). Jean-Michel is a Chevalier of the National Order of Merit.

    Areas of expertise: European policies and programmes, digital economy, energies, telecoms

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  • Camille

    BALL

    Consultant

    Before she joined Lysios in 2016, Camille worked for the Ministry for the Economy and Finance, at the Directorate General for Enterprise (DGE), on promoting French industrial interests within the framework of international trade agreements and the Trade Defence Instruments.

    Camille was born in 1992. She holds a Master’s Degree in European and International Laws and a post-graduate degree in European Policies and Public Affairs.

    Areas of expertise: cultural industries, legislative and regulatory monitoring, industry, digital economy and telecoms, health, agriculture sustainable development

  • Pierre

    MéNAT

    Senior Advisor

    He was twice Director of the European Union at the Ministry of Foreign affairs and an ambassador in Romania, Poland, Tunisia and the Netherlands – he was a permanent representative of France at the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW).

    He was born in 1950. He has a Master in Law, graduated from the Institut d’Etudes Politiques of Paris and from the ENA (“Henri-François d’Aguesseau” year). He is a lecturer at the Toulouse-Capitole University. He is an Officer of the Legion of Honour and an Officer of the National Order of Merit.
    He joined Lysios in 2016.

    Areas of expertise: international affairs, European institutions and policies, Central and Eastern Europe, support for companies' international development

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  • Grégoire

    SCHOLLER

    Senior Advisor

    Grégoire Schöller started his career in Brussels, working for Michel Barnier, European Commissioner for regions and Structural funds. He also worked in international corporate law firms, before he came back as a diplomatic advisor to Michel Barnier, Vice-President of the European Commission for Internal Market and Services (2009-2014). In this capacity, he worked on topics such as Europe’s outermost regions and managed the preparation of the Solbes report. He set up the Europe-Africa cooperation, which started in 2010. He regularly travels to Africa.

    Grégoire Schöller was born in 1980 and is a lawyer. He founded Priam Partners (advisory services in M&As and investments with a focus on Europe and Africa). He joined Lysios in 2016, as a senior advisor.

    Areas of expertise: European policies and programmes, internal market, financial markets

  • Marie-Myrtille

    MARICHAL

    Account Director

    Before joining Lysios in 2010, Marie-Myrtille worked for Vivendi’s legal department. Then she joined a law firm in Madrid, mostly dealing with cases related to European Competition Law.

    Marie-Myrtille was born in 1982. She is a graduate of the College of Europe (Natolin, Poland). She also has a General degree and a Master’s degree in European Politics from the Institut d’Etudes politiques of Aix-en-Provence (IEP). She is the former president of ecpa2.0, an association of young Public Affairs professionals in Brussels.

    Areas of expertise: European policies and programmes, environment, sports, manufacturing industries, telecoms

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