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Sylvain Fort joins FGS Global as Partner in Paris

Former Advisor to President Emmanuel Macron to strengthen the European advisory offering between Paris and Brussels

PARIS, June 27 2022 — FGS Global, the world's leading consultancy for strategic communications, is strengthening its integrated offering of strategy and communications consulting and welcomes Sylvain Fort as a new Partner in Paris. The former advisor to President Emmanuel Macron will join forces with Nathalie Falco and Géraldine Amiel who co-founded the Paris bureau last year, supporting international investors and French corporations alike, in France and around the world.

With his many years of experience as a strategic communications expert and connoisseur of European and international politics, Sylvain Fort will also contribute to the strengthening of the links between the Paris office and the international network of FGS Global. In particular, he will work to bring together the offerings around European issues of the firm’s Paris and Brussels offices. Thanks to his wealth of experience, he will thus further advance the group's thought leadership towards clients and their ecosystems.

Phoebe Kebbel, Partner and member of the Global Partnership Board, said: “As we continue to drive our growth across Europe, we are very proud that Sylvain is starting a new professional chapter with us. Within half a year, our colleagues in Paris have succeeded not only in building a powerful team, but also in developing a comprehensive advisory offering for the French market. We look forward to continuing this success story with Sylvain and expanding our offering to our global clients."

Nathalie Falco and Geraldine Amiel said: “Sylvain is a most-respected professional whose talents and expertise will prove extremely valuable for FGS Global, notably for its Paris office, and we are more than happy that he joins us at such a crucial time in the history of our expanding firm.”

Sylvain Fort said: “I am honored to join the FGS Global group and become a part of this new entrepreneurial journey. FGS Global's ambition corresponds to a new stage in the development of the strategic communication business in France and in the world, to which I am proud to contribute.”

Sylvain Fort started his career as a literature lecturer at Sorbonne University and Sciences Po Paris. In 2002, he joined the office of Michel Pébereau, then President of BNP Paribas, before being part of the BNL-BNP Paribas integration team in Italy. In 2008, he joined DGM Conseil, a communications boutique. He cofounded Steele & Holt in 2013, a boutique specialized in corporate and financial communication. Sylvain Fort was in charge of communication within Emmanuel Macron’s team for the win France’s 2017 presidential election. He then joined the French president’s office as his strategic communications advisor and speech writer. Sylvain Fort is also a columnist, essayist and music critic. He graduated from Ecole Normale Supérieure (Paris) and holds a PhD in Comparative Literature from Université de la Sorbonne.


About FGS Global

FGS Global is the leading global strategic communications consultancy, with 1.200 experts around the world, advising clients in navigating complex situations and reputational challenges. In October 2021, Finsbury Glover Hering and Sard Verbinnen & Company announced their intention to merge, offering board-level and c-suite counsel in all aspects of strategic communications — including government affairs, corporate reputation, crisis management and transformation and change.

The new firm is also the leading force in financial communications worldwide.

FGS Global offers seamless and integrated support with offices in the following locations: Abu Dhabi, Beijing, Berlin, Boston, Brussels, Chicago, Dubai, Dublin, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Hong Kong, Houston, London, Los Angeles, Munich, Paris, Riyadh, San Francisco, Shanghai, Singapore, Tokyo, Washington, D.C., West Palm Beach and Zurich. The headquarter is based in New York.

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