Editor in chief of two leading French publications:
- L’Auto-Journal, bi-monthly, founded in 1950. Average certified circulation in 2014: 105 000 copies.
- Sport Auto, monthly, founded in 1962, specialized in sport cars and motorsport. Average certified circulation in 2014: 50 700 copies.
Motoring Media Career:
I started my professional career in 1988 as staff journalist at La Vie de l’Auto, a classic car weekly.
In 1991, I was appointed deputy editor of Rétroviseur, a classic car monthly, then leader of the classic car magazines in France. I became editor in chief of Rétroviseur in 1993.
Following my years at Rétroviseur, I shifted in 2001 to Sport Auto, where I started as deputy editor. I was appointed editor in chief of Sport Auto in 2007.
In January 2015, while still being responsible for Sport Auto, I was appointed editor in chief of l’Auto-Journal.
Awards and Nominations / Professional Performances:
As editor in chief of Sport Auto, I received the Best French car and bike magazine award for Sport Auto in 2008 (“Les magazines de l’année.”)
As often as my professional timetable allows it, I restore and drive my personal classic cars: Porsche 911 SC, Simca Aronde, Rolls-Royce 20/25, Fiat Barchetta.
I’m really proud to become the first French representative for this new and upgraded Autobest jury. It is a real opportunity to build up a truly independent, influential and respected international car jury, that will help to give both customers and car makers a global, multicultural point of view on the new cars. And I’m confident that being a member of Autobest will give me a deeper and clearer understanding of the car industry, on a broader, more international perspective.