Work History

Work History
Sep 2003 - Present

Trade Attaché

French Embassy in Russia / Trade and Economic Mission

Provided advice and support to French companies seeking expansion and business opportunities in Russia

Followed French companies trade negotiations and supported them to local authorities

Arranged financing development projects in Russia and CIS supported by international financial institutions (Coface, EBRD and World Bank)

Organised Ambassador’s meetings with Russian businessmen, and ministerial delegations

Coordinated bilateral works and provided analysis in the fields of IT and services

Promoted French companies know-how and French initiatives :

-more than 350 companies advised in 6 years and over 100 directly helped in their exploration of the Russian market, in particular during professional business events (SviazExpoComm, CSTB, Infokom) ;

-promotion of the French clusters to the Russian Institutions (Techno-park, Special Economic Zones).

Followed implementation of Russian-French projects in the fields of :

-digital terrestrial broadcasting (Thomson) and satellite communications (cooperation project between Thales Alenia Space / RSCC), accompanied Russian officials and Ministers in France;

-microelectronics, STMicroelectronics and Air Liquide projects with Mikron, reported progress of Altis buyout negotiations.

Coordinated Russian-French working committee in the field of IT, followed issues related to French companies’ activities in Russia (Alcatel, BULL, Eutelsat, Orange Business Services, Thales, TDF, Thomson, Viaccess).

Regular with the Ministry of communication and Mass-Media, with the Federal Agencies for Special Economic Zones, of Cadastre, with the Rusventure fund; and frequent business trips in the region to strengthen business relationships with local authorities and businessmen.

May 2002 - Sep 2003

IT and Services fields Assistant

French Embassy in Poland, Warsaw Trade Mission

Helped French companies in their expansion projects in Poland, analysed IT and services sectors on the eve of Poland’s UE integration


Oct 2001 - Jun 2002

Master’s in international trade

University of Paris - Val-de-Marne (Paris XII)

This diploma was created to train managers to international commercialaffairs able to work in a multi cultural environment and team. Thismaster was especially dedicated to international trade with countries ofCentral and Eastern Europe.The program was divided in 2 semesters.- 1st semester of management, international trade, interculturalworkshops, languages (English, Russian and German).- 2nd semester, 6 months training period in a company working

Oct 1996 - Jun 2001

Master’s in applied foreign languages English / Russian

University of Toulouse-le-Mirail (Toulouse II)

The master in applied foreign languages was aimed to give a strongerspecialisation in internal trade to the students. The subjects are a thesame than during the 3rd year with some specialised workshops, among IASaccountancy workshop.

The 2 first years are dedicated to languages studies (English andRussian) applied to enterprise requirements. Students received aneducation in economy, law, management, trade, accountancy and basiccomputer skills.The 3rd year allows a specialisation in international trade and affairs(marketing, business law, statistics applied to management, export salesmanagement)During the 3 years, students can also choose 2 optional subjects, in mycase: Polish (3 years) and Romanian (2 years)

Nov 1997 - Apr 1998

State University of Saint-Petersburg

One semester of intensive language training in Saint-Petersburg.


Over 7 years of experience for the French Ministry of Economy - 6 years as a trade attaché in Moscow

ØSolid knowledge of the Russian commercial issues and business environment

ØExcellent expertise in business development in Russia and CIS

ØHigh-level negotiator, able to manage relations with private and official institutions

ØGood understanding of the Russian public institutions and business leaders (Moscow and regions)


Russia and CIS Business development manager

Administrative or commercial direction of a branch / rep. office



French language

Mother tongue


Spanish Language

Russian Language

English Language