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de La Rochebrochard

Director, Strategic Partnerships & Global Engagement

Jean de La Rochebrochard has nearly 20 years of experience in international affairs, stakeholder engagement and public policy. As a Paris-based director, Jean leads the global Strategic Partnerships and Global Engagement practice and helps identify, develop and grow innovative partnerships between global corporations, non-profits, multistakeholder coalitions and intergovernmental organizations.

No solution can come in isolation. I’m a strong believer in the value of intentional partnerships – and that’s what I dedicate my career to.

Before joining APCO, Jean held several positions at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). In his capacity as deputy head of the OECD Forum, the organisation’s largest public multistakeholder annual event, he played a leading role in shaping the agenda, developing diverse partnerships and convening over 200 high-profile speakers.

As advisor to the director of Public Affairs and Communications, he contributed to developing the organisation’s communications strategy and annual priorities, as well as to liaising with its 38 member governments and beyond. He helped develop and implement 360° corporate campaigns, notably on gender equality, climate action and global standards. He has was instrumental in shaping the OECD’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic and communications around the recovery measures.

Throughout his career, he has engaged with global civil society leaders, high-level business representatives, journalists, parliamentarians and youth as well as disruptive policy shapers. Jean started his career in the Foreign Service at the French Embassy in New Delhi. He also worked at the Hindustan Times and at the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).

He holds a master of arts with academic distinction from Sciences Po and is a graduate of the Wharton School Global Management Academy executive program. He is fluent in English and French.