Olivier le Picard, President of Communication & Institutions, advises company directors and community or state representatives.
He began his career in public relations and was one of the first in France to develop an approach to lobbying based more on expertise than on networking. Fully convinced by this approach he founded Communication & Institutions in 1983.
Co-founder, Vice-President, President (1999-2001) and now Honorary President of the Association of French Consultants in Lobbying and Public Affairs, (www.afcl.net), he has contributed to the recognition of the profession in France and to the promotion of a code of ethics.
He gives regular talks on lobbying and public affairs in the grandes écoles (competitive entrance higher education establishments) and professional training institutes. He teaches lobbying at the Paris University of Dauphine.
He co-wrote “Lobbying, les règles du jeu”, (Lobbying, the rules of the game) published in 2000 by Éditions d’Organisation.
Olivier Le Picard is a graduate of the Institut d’Études Politiques de Paris and has a DEA (postgraduate degree) in modern history. He is also a graduate of the Institut des Hautes Études de la Sécurité Intérieure (IHESI), now known as the Institut National des Hautes Études de Sécurité – INHES (National Institute of Higher Security Studies)