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Brunswick Group announces that Pascal Lamy has been appointed Chair of Europe

Brunswick strengthens its leadership team in Europe.

Brunswick Group, the strategic advisory firm focused on critical issues, today announced that Pascal Lamy has been appointed Chair of Europe based in Brussels.

Pascal Lamy will provide overall leadership to Brunswick’s European business and senior advice and counsel to European and international clients on issues such as trade, international economics, politics and regulation. He will also continue, as part of Brunswick’s global Geopolitical offer, to provide advice and counsel to clients and business leaders around the world on how to navigate issues across the increasingly complex political, social and economic spheres.

His appointment as Chair of Europe will strengthen Brunswick’s capabilities and leadership across the region as Brunswick continues to invest in, and grow, its European business.  

Pascal Lamy served two consecutive terms as the Director-General of the World Trade Organization between 2005-2013. Prior to that, he served in senior positions in the French government and in the financial sector. He began his career in the French civil service at the Inspection Générale des finances and at the Treasury before becoming an advisor to Finance Minister Jacques Delors, and subsequently to Prime Minister Pierre Mauroy. From 1985-1994 he was Chief of Staff for Jacques Delors during his tenure as President of the European Commission. He then joined Crédit Lyonnais as Chief Executive until 1999, before returning to Brussels as European Trade Commissioner until 2004.

Neal Wolin, Chief Executive Officer, Brunswick said: “I am absolutely delighted that Pascal has agreed to become Brunswick’s Chair of Europe. As an enormously experienced and talented global leader, his deep knowledge and insights will be of enormous value to our European business and to clients in Europe and elsewhere.”

Pascal Lamy said: “I am delighted to take on this role at Brunswick and to help leaders and businesses across Europe navigate an increasingly complex global environment. The scale and diversity of critical issues facing leaders today has never been greater. Brunswick is extremely experienced at helping organizations play a more successful role in society, and I am looking forward to adding to these capabilities.”


About Pascal Lamy

Pascal Lamy was Director-General of the WTO from September 2005 to August 2013.

He began his career in the French civil service, where he became an advisor to the then Finance Minister, Jacques Delors and subsequently Prime Minister Pierre Mauroy. From 1985 to 1994, he was Chief of Staff for the President of the European Commission, Jacques Delors, and his representative in the G7.

In November 1994, he joined the team in charge of rescuing Credit Lyonnais, and later became CEO of the bank until its privatization in 1999. Between 1999 and 2004, Pascal Lamy was Commissioner for Trade at the European Commission under Romano Prodi. Pascal joined Brunswick in February 2018, as part of the launch of Brunswick Geopolitical.  

He is currently President of the Paris Peace Forum, President emeritus of Notre Europe-Institut Jacques Delors and Chair of the UN World Committee on Tourism Ethics, among many other board positions, and the author of various books on global governance, Europe and international trade. He holds degrees from the Paris based Ecole des Hautes Études Commerciales (HEC), from the Institut d’Etudes Politiques (IEP) and from the Ecole Nationale d’Administration (ENA).


About Brunswick Group

Brunswick is a strategic advisory firm focused on critical issues. Our purpose is to help the great value-creating organizations of the world play a more successful role in society. We advise on critical issues at the center of business, politics and society, and help our clients – the leaders of large, complex organizations – understand and navigate these interconnected worlds. Brunswick is one firm globally, operating as a single profit center. This allows us to respond seamlessly and effectively to clients’ needs wherever they are in the world. 

In Europe, Brunswick has offices in Berlin, Brussels, Frankfurt, London, Milan, Munich, Paris, Stockholm and Vienna, and a permanent presence in Madrid and Lisbon. 



Janos Goenczoel, Europe Managing Partner:
Email: [email protected]
Tel: +49 (0) 174 326 4151