Agnès opened the Brunswick Paris Office in 2000 after 15 years in corporate and financial communications. She started her career as press attaché for the Minister of Industry and Foreign Affairs in Paris. She then worked at Credit Commercial de France (now HSBC) as communications advisor for corporate issues and financial operations for clients in the investment banking division. She subsequently joined the major French corporate and financial communications group, Euro RSCG Omnium & Associés, as a senior consultant and also took the position of Group international director. In 1997, Agnès was appointed deputy head of communication by Usinor (now ArcelorMittal) to work on corporate and brand issues. Agnès has a PhD in modern literature, a degree in Modern Arts and is a graduate of the INSEAD Business School's International Marketing Program. She speaks English and Spanish and has a good knowledge of German.