• Profile


    Former Entrepreneur and Former Executive Director with 2 major Automotive Groups,

    Executive Advisor to Companies since 2012.

    Over thirty years of Management, Strategy and Business Development in International Environments.


    Executive Advisory, Corporate Strategy, Corporate & Business Development, Growth Plans, International Operations, Disruption and Disruptive Strategies, "Change the Game", LowCost Operations, Governance Organization. Funding & Automotive M&A's.


    Game-Changer and Disruptor-Strategist.

    Automotive Insighter.

    Networker, Networking Mentor, Conferencer and Writer, Networking Game Author.

  • Practices & INDUSTRIES

    Strategic Advisory & Business Strategy


    Intl. M&A Strategy



    Game Changing & Change Management


    Auto. Distribution



    Operational Audits

    Profitable Growth

    Biz Development


    Networking Specialist

    Author & Conferencer

    Cleantechs Environment Renewables



    Business Consulting

    Business Strategy, New Business Models, Disruption Strategy, Operational Audits, Business Development and Market openings, Automotive M&A's, International M&A Strategy ....


    To know more about our Consulting activities :



    Performance & Business Coaching

    Business Performance, Growth Performance Improvements, KPIs, Operational Audits, Effectuation and Change Management, ...


    To know more about the implementation of these programs in your Company : https://advisory.ericlg.com/#connect-and-contact

    Disruption 2.0 :

    Darwin's visionary thoughts.

    A famous Post on LinkedIn : "Darwin 2.0 and Disruption"


    Disruption in Automotive area.

    A Disruptive conference about the many and huge changes to come in the Industry.

    Simply watch and enjoy !


    Networking Best Practices

    Read my book "Jamais sans mon Réseau", play with my Game "RETEA" ... and use my many Processes : you'll then become a Networking Expert !


    TV interview


    International Conferences

    Automotive Dealer Days, Verona 2017

    International session on Automotive distribution, and the many disruptions to come in the automobile sector.


    Networking Coaching & Mentoring

    Mentor for Executives and Board Teams about their Networking Practices, uses and tools. LinkedIn Expert.

    Executives Coaching courses. Optionally 100% Digitalized.  

    "Automotive France" Group on Linkedin

    Join the only Group on Linkedin who gather over 1.500 Automotive specialists and professionnals, connected to the french Industry.

    Interested ? Just have a look, ... and connect to/with us !


    Automobile & Phygitalization

    One of my Post on LinkedIn : Automobile & Phygital.



    Education and Mentoring

    Teacher with several Business Schools 5MBA's and Masters)

    Mentor for EDHEC Alumnis.

    Board Member EDHEC Alumnis Association (over 45.000 Members in 129 Countries).


    Company Private Conferences

    Automotive Future Insights,

    Disruption in/and your Industry,

    Governance for the future,

    Networking for the future, Best practices for an efficient Networing...


  • Efficient networking

    You're a Networker, for sure ! But are You really efficient ??

    For many years, I'm a specialist of networking. As a Teacher, a Conferencer and a Mentor, I recently wrote a Guidebook about Efficient Networking ( Jamais sans mon réseau, 2018 ) and created the 1st ever play cards game ( RETEA, 2020 ) about networking best practices.


    I've now teached to some thousands of Master and MBA students about Networking, as well as mentored hundreds of Executives.


    Please contact me to know more, or go to my website in French language to watch Webinars about Networking Best practices, hear podcasts about efficient networking, read articles, ... and be convinced about my methods !

  • partner networks

    I'm an independent Advisor and Mentor, Member or Partner of very professional Networks and Teams across the World.

    To better serve You, we team-up accordingly to your Missions requirements, in order to deliver You the best Consulting services, with a high level of efficiency.



    Senior Partner Europe


    motormindz is a US based global automotive professional services and technology accelerator that combines unparalleled experience and comprehensive capabilities across all facets of the automotive manufacturing and sales chain.


    motormindz collaborates with solution partners and clients to develop and integrate disruptive, leading-edge solutions and technologies aimed at solving crucial challenges for automotive manufacturers, suppliers, importers and dealers.


    APM - Association Progrès du Management



    Apm is a french speaking community of 8.000 entrepreneurs across 34 countries. We now reach some 400 groups of CEO's and MD's.


    We share our knowledge, we exchange best practices, and support each-other in a fair way. Goal is a better Company Governance and increased performances through any kind of managerial, cultural and behavourial exchanges and improvements.




    Partner and Author

    Games are about living an experience and sharing emotions.
    Playing is about learning to understand our environment. Through play, any effort becomes enjoyable and risk-taking is made easy. The virtues of gaming are numerous : socialisation, learning, memorisation, initiative, teamwork, emulation... .


    The ambition of jeuxdenjeux is to rejuvenate the collective intelligence with powerful tools.

    JEUXDENJEUX is also the editor of my Networking Game : "RETEA"




    APIA is an independent Association of skilled, experienced and trustable Executives who provide an accurate and operational Governance Expertise as well as Board skills and capacities.


    With a strict and efficient coaching and preparation, each of our Members might candidate to any suitable Board, as an independent Professional Board Member.



    ICDP Automotive

    Senior Advisor since September 2013.

    Former Chairman and Board Member (2014-2017)

    ICDP means INTERNATIONAL CAR DISTRIBUTION PROGRAM. ICDP provide the best Insights about Car Distribution in the Automotive World.

    ICDP is a non Profit UK-based organization.


    It is both a unique Think-Tank, a dedicated Automotive Research Center, a Data Producer and a great Car-Industry Networking support. All this made by a highly skilled Team.




    Automotive France

    Founder and Group Manager

    Automotive France is an informal Group of french Automotive professionals with interest in developping and sharing ideas and network-relationships, and of non-french Automotive professionals having the same interests. Both either at home or abroad.


    We all share members expertise, experience and collaboration, business opportunities and networking facilities ... in relation with our great Automotive Branch.



  • "It is neither the strongest

    nor the most intelligent that survive,

    but the most adaptable."


    Charles R. DARWIN

  • About ME

    Thirty years of Management and Business Development in International Environments.

    Entrepreneur | Executive Director with 2 major Automotive Groups | Consultant since 2012.

    Executive Advisory, Corporate & Business Development, Corporate Strategy, Disruption Strategy.

    I'm French, based in Paris, and have worked internationally during 25 years, used to live for 9 years in 3 different foreign Countries (Germany, Switzerland and Spain). I speak fluently German and English.


    I specialize in Executive Advisory, Corporate & Business Development, International Operations, Governance & Corporate Strategy, alternative Business Models and Disruption Strategy. I also created and developped a very strict and efficient operational Growth Audit method and Program, with proven fast Growth results.


    After graduating (Master) from EDHEC Business School, and enjoying one year with the French Air Force and some months with UTA Airlines, I first entered PSA PEUGEOT Group in 1980 where I developed a strong experience through valuable positions both in France and internationally, either operationally or at the HQ level. All operational positions were in Sales and Marketing, while HQ positions were Strategy and CRM.

    After 28 years, I began a new Entrepreneur life, when I founded and set up Garonne EcoSystemes in 2008 in Toulouse. We were a provider of Environmental Products & Services, including installation for individal's houses in SW-France. Our range of activities included water saving & treatment, solar energy and wind energy. Positionning was high quality, installations efficiency and high Customer satisfaction, with over 250 Customers.

    In 2010, I was called at VOLKSWAGEN Group’s Spanish Brand SEAT in Barcelona, to take over the Export activities as Export Director. Steering over 70 Countries and having the P&L responsibility of these markets, I managed to ensure a 2 digits growth rate, and opened several Markets, among them China as well as some in Africa and the Middle-East.


    Since September 2012, I’m an independent Consultant, Advisor and Mentor, as Associate Member with different Networks.

    These highly professional Teams all around the World team-up accordingly with me to ensure with success my Clients's Missions Requirements.


    Committed through different Involvements to Education (EDHEC Board, Mentoring, Teaching …), I’m also trying to help new Eco-Socio Landscapes and Eco-friendly Business Projects to emerge, in both Europe and Africa. Proven and seasoned Start-Ups facilitator, with self developped method.



    Board positions 

    Board Member and (Non Executive) Chairman of ICDP (2014-2017),

    Board Member of EDHEC Alumnis Association (2013-2019)

    Board Member VW-Group Sweden (2010-2012)

    Board Member VW-Group Ireland (2010-2012)



    EDHEC Business School (Master in Management, 1980),

    HEC Executive Education (MBA | CRC, 1999),

    EM Lyon (MOOC Effectuation, 2015)



    APM and GLG Expert.

    Networking expert, teacher and conferencer, author "Jamais sans mon Réseau" (2018), Networking mentor to individuals or organizations.

    Foreign Trade Counselor for the French Government (1999-2006), what earned me a National Medal of Merit in 2002.

    Former CJD (1990-92) and CRA (2007) Member.


    Read Business Testimonials about my work & skills, with 80+ Recommendations on my LinkedIn Profile.

  • Connect & contact

    Send me a mail
    Link to my LinkedIn Profile
    Site en Français
    Let's connect on Skype
    Link to AUTOMOTIVE FRANCE Networking Group
    Ich bin auch auf XING