Biography

Frank Farnel works in public Affairs.

Frank has held several key leadership positions in Communications, Lobbying and Public Affairs in large international companies.
He was Vice President Public Affairs & Advocacy for Novo Nordisk, Director of Communications & Public Affairs for GE Energy Europe EMEA, and Director Communications and Public Affairs Bombardier Transportation.
He held Product and Line responsibilities acting as Manager International Operations Sub-Saharan Africa and Indian Ocean for Renault.

Frank was also the Deputy General Manager Public Affairs for Toyota Motors Europe and Manager Corporate Affairs for Philip Morris EMEA.
He worked as Technical and Legislative Adviser for the Majority Leader at the French Parliament in charge of the Defense, European and International Affairs Parliamentary Commissions and was Director of Research for a Washington DC-based organization.

Frank co-founded the “European Center for Public Affairs in Brussels”. He taught Communications, Lobbying and Public Affairs at the Paris Sorbonne – Celsa University and Foreign Direct Investment in Paris Business School.
He wrote the book “Strategies and Tactics of Lobbying” published in 1994 and translated in several European Languages, as well as number of articles on Lobbying, Communications, Crisis Management and International Affairs.

Frank earned a master degree (MSFS) in International Affairs & Diplomacy and International Trade and Finance from the Graduate School of Foreign Service of the University of Georgetown, Washington, D.C. and studied under Hon. Madeleine Albright.

Frank earned as well the AMP (Advanced Management Program) from INSEAD.

He also holds a degree in Law as well as in Communications and Journalism from the University of Paris. He did post graduate studies in International Management in Oxford University, United Kingdom.

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