Director (Energy, Environment and Transport) at Grayling Brussels
Charles is a Director with Grayling Brussels in the Public Affairs department where he heads the Energy, Environment and Transport team.
Building on his experience in the public, private and non-profit sectors, he develops and implements public affairs campaigns and provides strategic advice to multinational companies, trade associations and NGOs on the impact of EU policy making on their business.
In this position, he has supported the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) with its European advocacy. Over the past year, he has also helped define and implement GBTA’s sustainability journey, in particular by updating the GBTA sustainability toolkit.
Charles began his career in several NGOs working on microfinance and sustainability projects. He later joined a French mayor’s cabinet and became an Assistant to a Member of the European Parliament (MEP). He subsequently moved to a large maritime transport and logistics group where he took up a role as an Institutional and European policy Advisor. In this position, he developed strong expertise on the European Green Deal, sustainable and smart mobility, energy efficiency, renewable energy and carbon pricing.
He holds a MSc in Politics and Government in the European Union from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) with distinction and a Masters degree in European affairs from Sciences Po Lille. He also studied humanities and law in France.
A French national, Charles is fluent in English, French and Spanish. He is a sports enthusiast, playing football, tennis and swimming. He enjoys politics and Latin American literature and arts.