Passionate and creative

Skills Communication was founded by Communication Directors who have each spent more than 15 years in large groups mostly in the financial sector with activities spanning from banking and insurance to asset management.

Their experience and missions brought them to develop strong relationship with an international network of investors, financial media, researchers and ESG influencers. This set of expertise will help you show-case your know-how and to bring your corporate story to light.

Our Team

Strategic Com & Branding Expert

Laurent

Founder & DirCom

  • Founder & Managing Partner.
  • Marketing and Communication director for 25 years, strating in a Swiss bank and then within Société Générale (1997-2016).
  • Heading communication for Asset Management and Investment Banking divisions in the UK, Asia and France.

Robin

Com strategy & Branding

  • Communication expert specialized in the financial sector.
  • Former Director of Communications at the Winton Group for 8 years (2007-2015).
  • Advisor in communication strategy through multimedia campaigns, also author of 10 books, former journalist and press relations expert.

Brigitte

Communication & Editorial

  • Former DirCom in the private and public sectors: press group, agencies and local authorities for 16 years.
  • Long experience in editorial (editor-in-chief of a regional magazine), community management, events and press relations.

Alexandra

Strategy & Communication

  • Communications Director for more than 25 years in the Asset Management, Luxury Goods and Tourism sectors.
  • Long experience in international press relations, strategic brand communication and entrepreneurship.
  • A passion: Highlighting the unique story of a brand and building an innovative communication strategy.

Catherine

Com Corporate & Brand Content

  • Expert in Corporate Communications & Brand content for more than 25 years.
  • Former brand manager of HSBC Global Asset Management (France) for Continental Europe (2006/2012).
  • Long experience in strategic communication with senior executives, change management, international media strategies, brand content strategies for companies of all sizes and sectors.

Experts

David

Design

  • Started in design and quickly retained as Artistic Director for major brands.
  • Founder, 20 years ago, of the design agency also specialized in digital strategy, associated with SKILLS.
  • A team of professional designers and web developers at the service of numerous financial groups.

Marie José

Events

  • Serving SMEs and large groups for their events in France and abroad for 30 years.
  • More than 1500 events created, organized and realized with success.
  • A steady team and a network of partners that have ensured constant growth.

Bertrand

Advertising & Branding

  • 8 years with Saatchi & Saatchi and Australie advertising agencies followed by 5 years in the media industry with Mediaege (WPP).
  • Founding Partner, since 1999, of the advertising and branding agency associated with SKILLS.
  • Accompanying the strategy or large international firms in multiple sectors.

Giangi

Media Relations Italy

  • 25 years’ experience in the financial and corporate communication (media relations, content marketing, corporate publishing).
  • Comprehensive understanding of Italian financial market with significant expertise in introducing and positioning new players in Italy.
  • Founder and Managing Partner the Italian media relations agency associated with SKILLS.

Josef

Media Relations Germany

  • 25 years of experience in the interface between finance, politics and communications.
  • Former MD of Frankfurt Main Finance, the marketing association for Germany´s financial centre.
  • Former Spokesman of HypoVereinsbank.
  • Founder and MD of the German media relations agency associated with SKILLS.

Susana

Media Relations Spain

  • 20 years of experience in media relations for corporations from different sectors and sizes, including transactions (IPOs/M&As), crisis and internal communications.
  • Previously worked at Eurocofín in Spain and Brunswick in London, both firms specialised in financial and corporate communications.
  • Cofounder of the media and public relations agency based in Madrid and associated with SKILLS.

Renaud

Film producer

  • Started as a producer for French TV channels and then realised and produced different video projects.
  • Member before joininofg Société Générale video production team for 2 years with more than 300 corporate films.
  • Leading a creative and production team since 2011, in charge of all types of video contents for large international firms in multiple sectors.

Pierre

Digital Strategy

  • 25 years digital experience with a dual artistic and computer culture.
  • Founded a “digital factory” expert in UX and UI design, after 15 years spent in agencies and start-ups.
  • A pioneer in the integration of the human factor and neuroscience in digital design.
  • Design of more than 300 digital devices for major accounts.

Clémence

Coaching Communication

  • Marketing and communication project manager, for BtoB clients.
  • Comedian for 20 years and professional speaking techniques trainer using applied improvisation.
  • Specialist in public speaking situations, group cohesion, management of difficult situations, verbal and non-verbal communication.

Joy

Media Relations UK

  • 23 years’ experience in communications, including internal comms and media relations.
  • Specialist in corporate finance, including working with pension funds, investment managers and investment banks, in addition to professional services firms.
  • Extensive liaison with C-Suite and authorized to speak on behalf of CEO.
  • Former journalist for the Washington Post and Finance editorial expert with extensive media contacts in the UK, Europe, Asia and US.

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