Board of Directors

Team

François Soulmagnon
Chief executive officer
f.soulmagnon@nullafep.com

François Soulmagnon has been AFEP’s CEO since 2012, joining AFEP in 2009 as a Director.

Between 1998 and 2009 he worked for PSA Peugeot Citroën in charge of the Aulnay assembly factory, then the Group’s investment strategy, before becoming Director of the Human Resources Department.

Between 1997 and 1998, he was involved with Accenture, working on telecommunications projects.

Between 1995 and 1997, he was a member of Prime Minister Alain Juppé’s office, responsible for industry, technology and transport infrastructure.

Between 1993 and 1995, he was Deputy Secretary General at the Secretariat of European Affairs of the French government (SGCI), responsible for coordinating governmental positions on internal policies.

He began his career as a civil servant in the French Ministry of Industry, holding various posts from 1982 to 1993.

He is a graduate of the Ecole Polytechnique and the Ecole des Mines, Paris.

François Soulmagnon
Chief executive officer
Stéphanie Robert
Director
Eudoxe Denis
Adviser to the Chairman
e.denis@nullafep.com

Eudoxe Denis joined AFEP in June 2017 as adviser to the Chairman.

Following an initial career at KPMG as a consultant on financial transactions, he became Director of Studies at the Institut de l’Entreprise (Business Institute) from 2008 to 2015, before joining the Plastic Omnium Group as Manager then Director of Public Affairs.

Eudoxe Denis is a graduate of ESSEC Business School.

Eudoxe Denis
Adviser to the Chairman
Nicolas Ragache
Chief Economist
n.ragache@nullafep.com

Nicolas Ragache, aged 45, economist and lawyer, worked for nearly 20 years in French institutions and administrations (INSEE, Ministry of Economy and Finance, Ministry of Social Affairs and Ministry of National Education) and in a French law firm based abroad.

Occupying various roles, he has conducted a number of economic studies and organised reforms of public action in the social, European and public finance sectors. He has also represented the government on the Board of Directors of public entities and acted as an adviser to several French government ministries.

Nicolas Ragache is a graduate of the Ecole Nationale de la Statistique et de l’Administration Economique (ENSAE), DELTA (EHESS – Master’s in Advanced Studies (DEA) in Economic Analysis and Policy) and the Université Panthéon-Assas (LLM in International Business Law).

Nicolas Ragache
Chief Economist
Laurence Ville
Director of Development
l.ville@nullafep.com

Laurence Ville joined AFEP in 2017 as Director of Development, in which role she is responsible for the new projects and the organization of events, in particular “le Top”, an annual speed-dating event between large companies CEOs and small companies and start-ups leaders, in order to foster their development.

Laurence Ville
Director of Development
Laetitia de La Rocque
Director of Tax Affairs
l.de.la.rocque@nullafep.com

Laetitia de La Rocque joined AFEP in February 2012 as Director of Tax Affairs. In collaboration with the Association’s members, she is responsible for setting out proposals and positions for large companies in matters of domestic, European and international taxation. A tax lawyer, her previous expertise in corporate tax was developed at Arthur Andersen International, CMS-Bureau Francis Lefebvre and Ernst & Young.

Laetitia de La Rocque
Director of Tax Affairs
Amina Tarmil
Deputy Director of Tax Affairs
a.tarmil@nullafep.com

Amina Tarmil joined AFEP in 2001 as Deputy Director of Tax Affairs. Holder of a DESS (Postgraduate Diploma) in Applied Taxation from the Université Paris V (René Descartes), she previously worked in the Tax Department at Air France. She focuses on corporate tax at national, European and international level and participates in defining AFEP’s tax proposals.

Amina Tarmil
Deputy Director of Tax Affairs
Odile de Brosses
Director of the Legal Department
o.de.brosses@nullafep.com

Odile de Brosses holds a Master’s in Advanced Studies (DEA) in corporate law from the Université Panthéon-Assas and a CAPA (legal practitioner’s certificate), and worked as a lawyer at the Strasbourg and Hauts de Seine Bars from 1987 to 1997, before joining AFEP as Director of the Legal Department. In this role, she organises company director working groups to prepare AFEP’s positions on matters of corporate law and corporate governance, both nationally and at European level. The positions are then presented to the public authorities.

She has been involved in the successive developments of the AFEP/MEDEF Corporate Governance Code. She has also participated in various financial market working groups, in particular the AMF (French Financial Markets Authority). She is a member of the IFA Legal Committee and President of the EuropeanIssuers Policy Committee.

Odile de Brosses
Director of the Legal Department
Lé Quang Tran Van
Director of Financial Affairs
lq.tranvan@nullafep.com

Lé Quang began his career in an audit firm before joining the French Securities Commission (COB), now the Financial Markets Authority (AMF), where he held various positions (Investigation Department, Corporate Finance Department, Regulatory Policy and International Affairs Department), taking part in the transposition of European Directives and the preparation of legislation and doctrine on financial matters. Lé Quang also worked as a regulatory Project Manager in the risks division of BPCE Group and as a consultant to listed companies. He is a graduate of ESSEC Business School.

Lé Quang Tran Van
Director of Financial Affairs
Emmanuelle Flament-Mascaret
Director of Business Affairs and Intellectual Property
concurrence@nullafep.com

Emmanuelle Flament-Mascaret joined AFEP in 2001 as Director of Business Affairs and Intellectual Property.

She focuses on competition, consumer rights, intellectual property (patents mainly) and now on digital matters (personal data protection, the data economy). She represents AFEP’s positions in these different areas to the public authorities in both Brussels and Paris, produced from the working groups she regularly leads. She began her career at the Commission des Opérations de Bourse (COB), now the Autorité des Marchés Financiers (AMF), where she held various posts (Public Relations Department, Operations and Financial Information Department ).

Emmanuelle Flament-Mascaret
Director of Business Affairs and Intellectual Property
Elisabeth Gambert
Director of CSR and International Affairs
e.gambert@nullafep.com

Elisabeth Gambert has been the CSR and International Affairs Director at AFEP since 2013, responsible for monitoring matters of corporate social responsibility and coordinating AFEP’s bilateral relations with its counterpart associations in other Member States of the European Union. She holds a Masters in Law from the University of Vienna (Austria), a Master’s in Advanced Studies (DEA) in European Law from the Université de Rennes I and a European Masters in Governance and Administration (Université de Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne). Before joining AFEP, she worked in Brussels, in particular for FEDIOL (EU Federation of Seed Crushers and Oil Processors), and in Vienna, at the Court of First Instance. She is co-Chair of the Corporate reporting working group of the European Association of Listed Companies, EuropeanIssuers.

Elisabeth Gambert
Director of CSR and International Affairs
Justine Richard-Morin
Deputy Director of European Affairs
j.richard-morin@nullafep.com

Justine joined AFEP in 2008 and is now the Deputy Director of European Affairs, helping to manage AFEP’s strategic relations with the European Union. In cooperation with the Paris team, she prepares European positions and carries out European lobbying actions in the areas of climate, energy, environment, corporate social responsibility, intellectual property, data protection and consumer rights. She previously represented Rhodia (now Solvay – chemical industry) with the European institutions in Brussels (2007-2008) and worked at the European law office of the Ministry of Defence in Paris (2006). She holds a Masters in Business Administration from the IAE in Paris and a Vocational Masters 2 in European Law from the Sorbonne (Université Paris 1). She speaks French, English and Italian.

Justine Richard-Morin
Deputy Director of European Affairs
Julie Leroy
Director of Social Affairs
j.leroy@nullafep.com

Julie Leroy joined AFEP in July 2017 as Director of Social Relations, in which role she is responsible for defending the interests of large companies in the areas of employment law, social protection and vocational training.

Julie Leroy has a Master’s in Advanced Studies (DEA) in employment law from the Université Panthéon-Sorbonne and holds a CAPA (legal practitioner’s certificate). She worked at the Paris Bar from 2001 to 2004, in a firm specialising in employment law, before joining the Unemployment Insurance department, where she was in charge of job centres, retraining assistance and unemployment benefit.

From 2016 until her arrival at AFEP, she was assigned to the UIMM as part of the negotiations relating to development of the metallurgy industry collective agreement.

Julie Leroy
Director of Social Affairs
François-Nicolas Boquet
Director of Environment and Energy
fn.boquet@nullafep.com

François-Nicolas Boquet joined AFEP as Director of Environment and Energy in 2000.

He is particularly interested in climate change, energy strategy (energy efficiency and competitiveness of energy-intensive companies, energy costs), eco-taxation, industrial risks (industrial emissions, technological risks, environmental responsibility) and the circular economy. A graduate of AgroPariTech, he was a Consultant at Bossard (now Cap Gemini) between 1995 and 2000.

 

François-Nicolas Boquet
Director of Environment and Energy
Marc Poulain
Director of International Trade Negotiations
m.poulain@nullafep.com

Marc Poulain has been Director of International Trade Negotiations at AFEP since 1 September 2017. He monitors the main developments in European Union business policy and the Brexit process, representing AFEP’s positions in this area with the European and French public authorities.

A graduate of IEP Paris and the Ecole Nationale d’Administration, he began his career as a judge in the Paris administrative court, then as Deputy to the Chief of Staff for public procurement legislation at the Ministry of Economy and Finance. As a national expert seconded to the Directorate General for Trade of the European Commission between 2009 and 2016, he negotiated the “public tenders” chapters of the free trade agreements between the EU and Japan, Mercosur and the countries of the ANASE, and took part in the WTO negotiations in Geneva.

Marc Poulain
Director of International Trade Negotiations
Jérémie Pélerin
Director of European Affairs
j.pelerin@nullafep.com

Jérémie Pélerin joined AFEP in June 2012 as Director of European Affairs and manager of the AFEP office in Brussels. He is responsible for managing AFEP’s strategic relations with the European Union. In cooperation with the Paris team, he manages AFEP’s European lobbying actions, particularly corporate funding, taxation, corporate law and corporate governance, competition, international trade and investment. He has expertise both in lobbying and in European legislation and policies, acquired in the following roles: Senior Corporate and Public Affairs Manager at UNIFE (the European Rail Industry Association), Executive Secretary of Rail Forum Europe (a European Parliament intergroup on rail matters), Academic Assistant at the Collège d’Europe, Bruges. He is a graduate of the Collège d’Europe de Bruges and Sciences Po Paris.

Jérémie Pélerin
Director of European Affairs
Alix Fontaine
EU Policy Advisor