Who are we ?

EurAfrica provides their clients with consultants and experts from 35°Nord and Lysios.

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Jean-Luc Archambault

Jean-Luc Archambault

President, age 59, is holder of an aggregation in mathematics from École Normale Supérieure (Ulm) and completed his graduate work at Télécom ParisTech. A Corps des Mines engineer, he was responsible for industrial and environmental policies at the General Secretariat for European Affairs, and was later in charge of the telecommunications sector for the Ministry of Industry. He is a former advisor to several industry ministers, and later joined the private sector as Associate Director of BNP Private Equity followed by Director of External Relations for SFR. Jean-Luc founded Lysios in 2003. In addition to managing the team, he also offers clients his senior management experience, knowledge of competition-related issues, and his experience in digital technology and industry.
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Grégoire Schöller

Grégoire Schöller

age 38, graduated in law and philosophy from the University of Louvain, the London School of Economics and the HEC business school. Former diplomatic advisor to Vice-President of the European Commission for Internal Market and Services Michel Barnier, he has also worked in English corporate law firms. He is a managing partner of Priam Partners (M&As and Investment Advisory Firm operating in Europe and Africa). Grégoire has been involved with Lysios as a Senior Advisor since 2016 in the areas of European policies and programmes, internal market and finance.
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Alban de Louvencourt

Alban de Louvencourt

age 45, Alban started his career as business development director of an Internet software publisher (Critical Path). He then held the position of General Delegate of the ETHIC employers' movement before joining Lysios in 2005. In addition to his knowledge of the digital economy, Alban is a specialist in political and parliamentary life. Alban is a graduate of the ISG and in Economic Sciences (Panthéon Sorbonne). He is also a farmer and forest manager in the Somme region.
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Marie-Myrtille Marichal

Marie-Myrtille Marichal

age 37, holds a Master's degree in European Politics from IEP Aix-en-Provence and a degree from the College of Europe (Natolin). She worked for Vivendi’s legal department and later joined a law firm in Madrid, dealing mostly with European Competition Law cases. Marie-Myrtille joined Lysios in 2010. She uses her experience in telecommunication and European policies and programmes to meet client’s needs.
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Romain Grandjean

Romain Grandjean

partner, age 38, a graduate in media management (ESCP Europe) and a former journalist. After several entrepreneurial experiences in Africa and with the media, he founded the 35°Nord agency in 2012 to offer his clients an upgrade in quality in terms of their press relations and an improvement to their editorial footprint, with the conviction that Africa’s emergence must be embodied by economic successes, improved business visibility by new leadership and an innovative involvement when it comes to relationships between the media and economic operators. Romain boasts a combination of both sectoral (media) and geographical (African continent) skills.
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Philippe Perdrix

Philippe Perdrix

partner, age 48, has a degree in law and journalism. After several African experiences in the media (creating a radio station in Burundi, presenting at Radio France Internationale and assistant editor at Jeune Afrique), he became convinced that the inseparable destiny of Africa, France and Europe requires the development of a new narrative driven by a generation of African and European decision-makers with access to the leading media. Co-founder of 35°Nord, Philippe provides his clients with solid expertise in African political and economic contexts by coming alongside them as they develop and spread their advocacy, as well as during operational follow-up with their stakeholders.
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Quentin Ruffat

Quentin Ruffat

30 years old. Quentin holds a double degree in Literature and Political Philosophy from Sorbonne University and a master’s degree in Political Science from the University of East Anglia. For two and a half years, he was Constance Le Grip’s parliamentary assistant, in charge of the Constitutional Affairs, Legal Affairs and Women's Rights Committees. In 2017, he joined Havas Paris, as a Senior Consultant and then Consulting Director. Quentin is specialized in public affairs, press relations and crisis communication, supporting various clients - private and institutional sectors. He is also a member of the Think Tank Fondapol. Quentin joined 35°Nord in 2019 as Consulting Director with responsibility for managing Eurafrica.
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Candice Tisserand

Candice Tisserand

age 30, Candice graduated in 2013 from NEOMA BS. She has started her career in France at the Legal and Administrative Information Department, and the Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs, before joining Member of the European Parliament Rachida Dati's team. She was in charge of international relations (North Africa, Arabic Peninsula), legislative analysis and monitoring, press relations and communication. Within 35°Nord, her missions will include the supervision and 360° animation of corporate client accounts and the development of the communication and public affairs offer on the European and African scope, EURAFRICA.
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Léonard Lifar

Léonard Lifar

age 28, joined the agency in 2017 as an advisor to institutional and corporate clients operating in the mining, agriculture and investment capital sectors. A graduate of Paris Dauphine University (Master 212) and Sciences Po Rennes, he has collaborated in several think-tanks specialised in geopolitics and defence-security over the course of his studies. He joined the Business France office in South Africa in 2015 before coming on board with the GPLUS Europe public affairs consultancy. He is also a member of Open Diplomacy’s Sub-Saharan Africa and Middle East programmes.