Our missions

Brand Communication: market and position analysis, understanding of the company’s attributions and assets to lead it from a point A to a point B.

Influence communication: identification of adapted speakers and of the influential circles which may be useful for the organization. Network maintenance.

Crisis communication: implementation of tailor-made devices to prevent and manage crisis. Training and support of the management teams to help alleviate the crisis impact on the environment of the organization.

Personal branding: identification of a profil specificity and position. Help the building of speeches and amplification of one’s visibility in the public debate.

Media relation: media relay to support publications and public speaking in media.

Public affairs: mapping and management of institutional relations.

– Financial communication: M&A operations, defense against activist funds…

– Judicial Communication

The team

Guillaume LABBEZ

Président – Fondateur

After a first experience in public relations during the 2002 French presidential elections, he started working for the Department of Researches of a political party. Then, as a participant of a Young Leaders program, he joined the Vice Prime Minister of Quebec’s office. Afterward, he worked as a communication officer for the Prime Minister Jean-Pierre Raffarin’s press department. At the age of 23, Guillaume became the youngest ministerial advisor ever as he worked in Prime Minister Dominic de Villepin’s office.

He joined the consulting firm Boury Tallon & Associés in 2007, first as a director, then as a partner and director of the consulting division. Concurrently, he coordinated the presidential project of and the monitoring of public opinion, for a candidate in Primary elections.

He holds an Executive Master’s degree from the Sciences Po University, where he is a lecturer and a pedagogical director of the Public Affairs Strategist Professional Certificate.

Involved in the debate of ideas, Guillaume is currently Secretary-General of the Think Tank DroiteLib’, as well as the administrator and President of the Europe Committee of the Concorde Foundation.

Sacha BENHAMOU

Consultant

A lawyer by training, Sacha graduated in law (University of Lyon) and in International Relations (Hebrew University of Jerusalem). In 2016, he became the regional (Isère) supervisor of a youth association supporting Emmanuel Macron and his movement for the presidential elections and parliamentary elections. He worked as a collaborator of Isère’s deputy and general rapporteur of the French Parliament Social Affairs committee Olivier Véran for a year. They worked on many public health cases together. Sacha is also actively involved in civic and political associative projects. He became Secretary General of the Association of progressive collaborators while he was working at the French Parliament.

Carmen GARCIA

Consultant

Graduated in European Affairs (Sciences Po Paris), she is also part of the first graduating class of the Diploma in Philosophy, Politics and Economics in Spain (Carlos III University, Autonomous University of Madrid and Pompeu Fabra University). She started off her career in the communications sector as an intern in Agence Europe, a Brussels press agency specialized in European affairs, where she collaborated on the ‘external action’ and ‘security and defence’ sections. Carmen is involved in various projects in partnership with the European Commission, focusing in particular on youth education and citizen participation. Passionate about international relations and the study of new cultures, she is fluent in Spanish, English, French and Italian.

Lara JOUTARD

Consultant

Graduated in law, Political science and International Relations (Jean Moulin Lyon III University and Faculty of Law of Aix-en-Provence), more specifically on security and defense issues in the Middle East, International and European law, she also holds a University Diploma in United States Law (Jean Moulin Lyon III University). Before joining CommStrat, she worked as a parliamentary assistant for Stéphane Trompille, serving on the Defense Committee and involved in issues related to outer space and environment. Curious, fond of literature, her interest has always lain on “public issues”. Thus, she co-created and became Vice-President of the association “6visme”, which promotes and familiarizes youth to the exercise of citizenship. Lara is also a member of “Civil Impact”, a political incubator.

Juliette RAULET

Policy officer

After three years of preparatory classes at Louis-le-Grand and a Master’s Degree in Translation from the Superior School of Translation (ESIT), in Paris, she is now completing a Master in European Affairs at the Sorbonne University, punctuated by a summer internship at the Maison de l’Europe de Paris. Juliette discovered public affairs through the study of languages, especially thanks to an internship at the European Parliament in 2016 and at the IAEA in 2017. She is particularly interested in the national treatment of memory in the European Union, as well as in the notion and role of civil society in politics. Besides mastering French, English and Spanish, she is currently self-learning Italian.

Maili LAMER

Policy officer

With a double master’s degree in International Relations from Sciences Po Aix en Provence, and economics from le Programme Grande Ecole (Skema Business School), she has an educational background specialized in international trade (DUETI in l’IUT Paris Descartes). Her academic path has allowed her to carry out several experiences abroad, including an Erasmus year in Spain and a 6-month exchange in Brazil, which have developed her Spanish and English skills, but also her knowledge and expertise of the global stage. In addition, she did various internships in different fields (start-up, brand relaunch, public relations agency) which confirmed her interest in international crisis management and country-risk analysis.

Advisors

Pierre-Yves LE BORGN’

Senior Policy Advisor

A graduate in law and in political studies in Paris and the holder of a LLM, Pierre-Yves Le Borgn’ is a former French deputy who represented French populations established in Central Europe and in the Western Balkans from 2012 to 2017.Pierre-Yves Le Borgn’ was the protractor of PACE (the Parliamentary Assembly of the European Council) and sat in several committees: the Committee on Legal Affairs and Human Rights, the Committee on the elections of judges to the European Court of Human Rights and the Committee of culture, education and the media.

Before he was elected at to the National French Assembly, he was responsible for Public Affairs, Communication and Legal departments in international American companies, and worked as Vice-president Corporate Affairs in Europe for First Solar, Director of industry relations and EU law counsel at Rohm and Haas, and President of the Environmental Commission for the European Chemical Industry Council.

Pierre-Yves Le Borgn’ speaks English, German, Spanish and Portuguese. He worked in Belgium, Luxemburg, Germany, in Hong-Kong and in the United States and now works in Brussels.

Laurent WORSMER

Senior advisor

Laurent has 25 years of experience in corporate communication, influence (media relations and public affairs) and crisis management, both in companies and agencies.

He spent 7 years at General Electric (GE) as Communications Director for France. In this capacity, he oversaw the acquisition of Alstom’s energy activities and the negotiations with the French State. He was also at the heart of GE’s digital transformation plan.

Prior to that, Laurent was a Partner in several major agencies in France (Publicis, Financial Dynamics, Euro RSCG) where he advised many corporate executives and helped them define and implement their crisis exit strategies. He also acted as communication advisor on numerous financial transactions (public offerings and initial public offerings).

Laurent holds a postgraduate degree in Political and Social Communication from the Panthéon-Sorbonne University.

Jennifer MORGAN

Special advisor

Jennifer is our press relations and coverage specialist. She is very experienced in consulting for companies’ board of directors and has extensive knowledge of the United Kingdom, Central and Eastern Europe, the Middle East and Northern Africa’s politicians.

She holds a degree in Political Sciences from the University of Warwick. Her career path took her from journalism to the elaboration of important corporations’ communication strategies. Jennifer is an expert in long-term reputation-building and in managerial communication. While working for United Kingdom’s leader communication firm Chime, she intervened in numerous crisis and legal disputes situations for their clients.

Alan HAMERMAN

Senior advisor

Alan is our International communication expert and political strategist. He provides guidance to our clients and gives them access to key networks (governments, international organisations and media).

Born in New York, he graduated from Colombia in Journalism. He worked in several international communication firms based in London. Alan is an expert in media relations and political strategy. He also worked for different governments in Central and Eastern Europe.

Now living in Paris, Alan is an asset management advisor. He works closely with sovereign wealth funds and family offices that invest in the European Union and in Africa.

He worked as an electoral campaign director in many European countries: Italy, France, Hungary, Russia, and assisted leaders from Romania, Latvia, Turkey and Poland. Alan is also an expert in international press relations.

Charlotte LE BARBIER

Special advisor

Charlotte advises leaders and companies in the structuring of their positioning and speech; she converts their stakes and objectives in comprehensive and consistent strategies. Her experience within corporate groups allows her to support the companies’ development by building communication plans that give priority to partnerships, co-constructions and transparency.

After 5 years of lobbying and influence communication alongside exposed personalities and structures, Charlotte managed media relations for SUEZ in the General Direction Service and its different business lines: media strategy, brief, coaching, training. Her experience next to leaders brought her to work as Communication Director within the Executive Management Committee of various departments from SUEZ.

She is now very much involved in the circular and solidarity economy, and works as a skills-based sponsor for associations wanting to make people understand the issues at stake in our citizen actions.

Patrick MASSIAH

Special advisor

Patrick Massiah intervenes at CommStrat in the scope of coaching sessions for leaders and teams within companies. He can be asked to prepare people either for public speaking or for writing and team building. He is the ideal teammate to bring creativity into the development of strategic communication plans.

Patrick Massiah is an actor, a trainer and a stage director. A former student of Julien Bertheau, and a member of the French Comedy, he completed his training in New York and at the American Center.

He created and is the current director of the Tapis Volant Company. He is a producer for TV and cinema. He was in charge for of the WebTV and the media training for the Reunica Group for whom he produced an institutional film on the management of change management. So did he for Citroën.

He has been developing internships for self-confidence and public speaking with methods from the actors’ field for 25 years.

He intervenes at Sciences Po and at Centrale Paris for continuing education. He created a pedagogical Escape together with Iwips. He won the Special Jury Prize of the Adapt, Citizenship and Handicap.

He is also a Master NLP Practicioner and a hypnotherapist.

Pierre BENTATA

Special advisor

Passionate about regulated markets, the economist Pierre Bentata is our macroeconomic and sectorial researches expert. In addition, he is our academic secto and think tanks relations specialist.

He holds a doctorate in Economics and is currently a lecturer at the ESC Troyes. An economic advisor, Pierre specialises in Health and Environmental Economics. He has written reports related on these topics for many think tanks and industrial companies. Many of his academic papers have been published.

Pierre has written numerous essays and co-founded the European Think Tank Belem Circle together with Nicolas Bouzou. He is regularly invited to intervene in the media and in Business Schools.

Baki YOUSSOUFOU

Special advisor

Baki is our digital communication and Internet influence specialist. He knows perfectly how to handle and influence online and offline public debates.

He was President of a national student union from 2008 to 2012. Drawn to entrepreneurship, he created the online petition website WeSignIt, which has 4 millions users in France, the audio-visual production agency Tao World and the digital communication agency Raiz.

Baki is very involved in the associative sector: he is President of the world’s network “Active Generation”, which promotes best practices for a more democratic and open-minded society.

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