Grégoire Poisson is CEO of Interel. Adjacent to this position, Grégoire is managing partner EU at Interel, the EMEA Leader of the Interel Global Partnership, and head of the firm’s Energy & Natural Resources group. He also advises his own portfolio of clients, consisting of corporations and associations in the energy, mobility, and sustainability fields.
Under Grégoire’s watch, Interel has won multiple awards, including Best EU Consultancy of the Year in 2018 and in 2017. He was voted Consultant of the Year 2018 (Public Affairs Awards Europe).
Committed to enhancing and protecting the critical role of public affairs professionals, he has served as a board member of the European Public Affairs Consultancies Association since 2014.
Before joining Interel in 2012, Grégoire headed the energy-environment-transport public affairs practice for Weber Shandwick in Brussels. Prior to that, Grégoire was account director at Havas Worldwide, where his clients included a major sports-betting services provider and a leading recycling company.
Before moving into consulting, Grégoire was director of public affairs for the European Aggregates Association (UEPG), where he contributed to the success of the European Minerals Forum and ran several successful pan-European campaigns, including ones for the Mining Waste Directive and the Pollutant Release and Transfer Register. Grégoire began his career as European affairs manager at Hitachi Ltd., where one of his major achievements was establishing the EU Hitachi Science & Technology Forum.
Grégoire holds an undergraduate degree from EMLYON Business School and a master’s degree in European Affairs from the Institut Catholique de Paris. In 2015 and 2016, respectively, he completed executive education programs at Harvard, Stanford and Said business schools.