Philippe Manière is the founder and managing-partner of Footprint > consultants, a Paris-based consulting firm specializing in corporate strategy and strategic communication.Before creating his own business, Philippe Manière was a journalist for 20 years and headed a non-profit organization for ...
Philippe Manière is the founder and managing-partner of Footprint > consultants, a Paris-based consulting firm specializing in corporate strategy and strategic communication.
Before creating his own business, Philippe Manière was a journalist for 20 years and headed a non-profit organization for five years.
In his last position before launching his own company, he was Directeur général of Institut Montaigne, a French leading think-tank based in Paris and doing research on Social cohesion and social mobility, government reform and competitiveness. Before joining Institut Montaigne, Philippe was Editor of L’Expansion and Editor-in-chief of La Lettre de L’Expansion.
Prior to joining L’Expansion in 2001, he was the economic columnist and the head of the business section of Le Point, a leading weekly French newsmagazine, for more than ten years. With Le Point, he launched a joint venture with the US magazine Business-Week, “Edition affaire du Point avec Business Week”.
Philippe still runs a bi-monthly column in L’Express, a leading newsmagazine, and a weekly chronicle on France Culture, a public radio; he also takes part to a weekly debate on France24, an international news TV. He appears regularly on numerous French and foreign TV and radio channels in all forms of interviews and talk-shows. He also published six books to date, the latest entitled “La pays où la vie est plus dure” (Grasset, Paris, March 2012).
Philippe Manière is an economist by training and received his education in Law and Business from Essec, and Université Paris-II.
He sits on the boards of the French-American Foundation (France) and Humanity in Action (France). He was granted a Woodrow Wilson National fellowship (1997) and was selected for a one month residency in the Bellagio (Italy) Rockefeller Foundation Center (2001). In 2008, he was made “Chevalier de la Légion d’honneur”.