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Interel Group announces new leadership by appointing Grégoire Poisson as CEO and Geoffrey Ghyoot as COO

BRUSSELS/WASHINGTON (May 29, 2019) – Interel announces the appointment of Grégoire Poisson as CEO, following the departure of Fredrik Lofthagen. Geoffrey Ghyoot is appointed COO. Both will report to the Interel Board.

Grégoire Poisson, who joined Interel in 2012 as Managing Partner of the European practice, has been responsible for strong growth in the EU practice which has won multiple awards and is now ranked as one of the leading EU firms. Grégoire Poisson will be responsible for driving the growth, profitability, business development and reputation of Interel’s operations.

Geoffrey Ghyoot, who is the current CFO, is appointed as COO. He will carry on his CFO duties. In addition, he will be responsible for delivering on the long-term company strategy, including all corporate affairs, M&A and investor relations.

Commenting on the changes Grégoire Poisson said: “With its international position and expertise, Interel is a fast-growing company in a fast changing world. Interel will continue to focus on operational excellence and on serving its clients in an ever-changing stakeholder environment. I look forward to working with Geoffrey and our senior team to realise our ambitious targets for the future as a leading company on the consultancy market”.

Geoffrey Ghyoot said, “Interel has a global reputation for providing the best service and intelligence to its clients. The main contribution of our company is to serve the needs of our high demanding clients and to stay at the top of trends and innovation across all the sectors we serve. Together with Grégoire, we are committed to growing the firm in all of our markets and advance the interests of our clients.”



About Interel

Interel is the largest independent public affairs and association management consultancy in the world. Globally integrated, we have seven offices in Brussels, Washington, D.C., London, Paris, Berlin, Beijing, and New Delhi, as well as a worldwide network of affiliate firms covering more than 70 markets managed through the Interel Global Partnership. Our team of experts is dedicated to advancing our clients’ interests wherever and whenever they need help in the world.


For media inquiries

Europe: Florence Muls – florence.muls@interelgroup.com + 32 486 410 805

US: Jason Jarrell – jason.Jarrell@interelgroup.com +1 202 803 6353

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