Brunswick strengthens its management capability in Europe
(Paris) 20 November 2017 – Brunswick Group, a global advisory firm specialising in critical issues and corporate relations, announced today that Axel Duroux will join the firm as the Senior Partner in Brunswick’s Paris office. Axel joins from Publicis Groupe where he was Executive Vice President, responsible for the strategy and development of the group in emerging markets. Prior to Publicis Groupe, he held senior positions in major French media organisations TF1, RTL and Endemol.
Our previous Senior Partner in Paris, Laurent Perpère, who has played a vital role in building the office, will continue in a role as a Senior Adviser to Brunswick.
“We are thrilled that Axel is joining Brunswick to lead our Paris Office. Axel’s extensive background in advising senior executives and boards on a range of critical issues will be enormously valuable to our clients and colleagues. Axel will bring to Brunswick a wealth of leadership experience and a world class understanding across media, business and political spheres”. said Group Chief Executive, Susan Gilchrist. “We are delighted that Laurent will remain with Brunswick as a Senior Adviser. Laurent’s experience and knowledge at the highest levels of business will continue to be a great asset for the firm.”
On joining Brunswick, Axel Duroux said: “I am incredibly excited to join Brunswick and it is a privilege to lead the Paris office. I look forward to working together with Brunswick’s impressive roster of clients and expert teams to respond to the increasingly complex challenges and opportunities of today’s world.”
About Axel Duroux
Axel Duroux joins Brunswick from Publicis Groupe where he was Executive Vice-President, responsible for Emerging and Fast-Growing Markets until July 2017. Prior to this, Axel was Chief Executive Officer of RTL Radio (France) from 2004 to 2009 and served as Managing Director of TF1 Group (formerly Télévision Française 1) until October 2009. He served as the Chief Executive Officer of Endemol Development and Senior Vice President of Endemol France from 2000 to 2004. In Axel’s early career he was a photojournalist, a television news reporter and host, and Director of Press for IBM France.
Axel has been the Chairman of The Supervisory Board at EuroDisney S.C.A. since February 2017 and a Member of the Supervisory Board since 2013. He serves as a Member of the Supervisory Board of the INA (French National Audiovisual Institute) and Stereopictures SPK (Korea). He served as a Member of Supervisory Board at M6 (Metropole Television M6) from 2007 to 2009.
Born in Lyon, France, Axel is Swiss-French. He holds a Masters degree in International Law and a PhD in Political Science. Axel also holds a diploma from the French Press Institute. In 2008 Axel was awarded the National Order of the Legion of Honour in France.
About Brunswick Group
Brunswick Group LLP is an advisory firm specialising in critical issues and corporate relations. Founded in 1987, Brunswick is an organically grown, private partnership with 24 offices around the world.