Christophe Leclercq, media entrepreneur: EurActiv.com & Fondation EurActiv. Former competition official and McKinsey consultant. @LeclercqEU speaks & comments in EN, FR, DE about public affairs, media policy & languages.
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Mr. Leclercq also moderates conferences, speaks at policy and corporate events, and helps boards and media associations. He leads the new project #Media4EU Tour d'Europe.
He also teaches notably at ULB (Brussels). His publications include many books and articles, in French, English, German, Russian, on media policy, alliances, governance, EU communication, public affairs, Eastern Europe, Brexit.
EurActiv is a network of 12 policy medias, produced in 12 languages in 12 capitals, leveraging www.EurActiv.com. They focus on the input of industry, NGO's and countries upstream of EU proposals, on 20 policy sections, complementing official websites and feeding national media. This network reaches one and a half million readers, mostly policy professionals and journalists, directly and via media partners.
After launching EurActiv in 1999 and managing it for 10 years, Mr. Leclercq then focused on deepening the network and external relations. He now supervises (still majority shareholder) and branches out of the EurActiv family: looking at the bigger picture, Europe, and the media sector.
'Fondation EurActiv' is a reference for the media network, and supporting debate & projects around the media sector.
Earlier background: entrepreneur between business, policy, media
Previously, Mr. Leclercq was EU Commission official with DG Competition (coordinator for Information Society). Before that, he was a management consultant with McKinsey, founder of the EuroManagers job fair, and market research manager at Renault Deutschland.
He studied political science (‘Sciences Po’ Paris), business administration (HEC Paris, also at NYU & Köln), and international relations (ULB, Brussels). Born in 1962, French with an English wife and three children, he also speaks English and German, plus some Italian and Russian.
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