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Francois Grouiller

Founder

Francois Grouiller has spent 17 years as a business leader and strategist, collaborating with some of the most talented, eclectic, innovating people in the creative and marketing worlds. He helped brands such as Google, Samsung, Jaguar, L’Oreal, Mondelez or HP figure out how to rethink their growth, reinvent their culture and develop more meaningful relationships with their audience. 

A brand strategist by trade, he likes his insights crisp - and his cocktails stirred. 

Most recently, Francois launched and led the first US agency of Fred & Farid, a fast-growing international creative network. In less than two years, the agency has grown to 30 employees, won 13 top-tier clients and has been elected 2016 Independent Agency of the Year at the Clios, wining 35+ international recognitions. 

Francois previously hold senior leadership positions in brand strategy and new business at Goodby, Silverstein & Partners in San Francisco, Digitas and Havas in New York. 

Francois holds a BA in Political Science and an MBA from ESSEC Business School.

A coveted speaker, he has given keynotes at Sciences-Po, Northside Festival, TheOneShow, Cannes, Epica, University of Berkley, Digital Taipei and many more. He and his talented teams have won every major international award, from Cannes Lions to gold EFFIES.