Managing Partner, France
Florence Maisel is managing partner at Interel France, where she advises senior-level executives of major multinational companies, helping them navigate the complex French political and institutional ecosystems. She works closely with clients to preserve their freedom to operate and leverage all potential opportunities to advance their business interests and reputation. Florence has worked on opening the French market to new products and breakthrough technologies in sectors often associated with societal challenges, such as agriculture, food, the environment, and energy.
Florence opened Interel’s Paris office in 1989, which made her one of the pioneers of professional lobbying in France. She was privileged to have international blue-chip clients from day one, and this allowed her to rapidly develop a high-profile practice. In 1991, she co-founded the French professional association of lobbying consultants (AFCL), and she served on the AFCL board for the next 25 years.
Before joining Interel, Florence worked for a political consultancy, where she handled a number of political campaigns. Prior to that, she began her career as a management consultant at Arthur Young, now Ernst & Young, one of the big-five consulting companies.
Florence graduated from Sciences Po Paris, and in addition to speaking her native French, she is fluent in English and Spanish. She is married and the mother of two daughters.