Stephane Fouks

Stephane Fouks

Vice President of Havas Group, Executive Co-Chairman of Havas Worldwide

Stéphane Fouks holds a Master’s degree in Public Law from Paris 1 University, as well as a DESS in communications. He also studied at Sciences Po Paris.

He started his career in 1979 as a music producer, before becoming Deputy Chief of Staff for Michel Rocard, who was then the Minister of Agriculture. Remaining at this position until 1985, Stephane Fouks kept on working for Michel Rocard when the latter became Prime Minister.

Shortly after that, he founded his own communication agency, to later join Euro RSCG and create “RSCG public”, a corporate communication agency that was further developed to later become Havas Paris. In 2005, he was appointed Executive Co-Chairman of EuroRSCG Worldwide, and became Vice-President of the Havas Group in 2011. 

He created the AMO network, the main network of corporate and financial communication agencies worldwide. The network is present on all continents and gathers more than 2000 consultants in communications and public affairs. 

Stéphane Fouks speaks at many seminaries on a regular basis. His range of intervention extends several sectors and professional fields: Economics, media, advertising, marketing, and consulting.

He is the author of three books: a 2005 study entitled The Society of Generalized Defiance that analyses the evolution of the relationship between the elites and society; The New Elites, published in 2007 by the Plon Editions, in which he outlined the conditions for a revival of elites in France; and, in 2020, Media Pandemic (Plon), in which he analyzes the management of the Covid crisis as a symptom of the elites’ failure as unable to renew their way of communication. 

In 1999, he was named Chevalier de l’Ordre National du Mérite.

In 2008, he became Chevalier de l’Ordre National de la Légion d’Honneur.

Since 2007, he is also the administrator of the foundation IMAGINE. This foundation is a unique place for research, education and care regarding genetic diseases affecting children and adults. Stéphane Fouks is also a member of the Yalta European Strategy Board. 

Condoleezza Rice
Condoleezza Rice
66th Secretary of State of the United States, 9th YES Annual Meeting, 2012
«Democratic transformations require time, require patience, and require support - from outside as well as from inside, from people»