Over the years, he has worked on numerous cross-border mandates for many blue-chip clients, including M&A transactions, IPOs, crisis and reputational issues, and has acquired extensive experience in coordinating multi-cultural teams on complex multinational operations. Charles has also developed a specialty in media and presentation training and is the author of the regular Expression/Impression articles dedicated to “a critical look at public speakers in the news”.

Charles, who is Franco-British, previously worked as a financial and business journalist for 25 years before he moved into consulting. He was a reporter with The Wall Street Journal from 1990 to 2006, having worked for Reuters for four years in the 1980s and, prior to that, numerous publications such as Time, Fortune and NPR as a freelancer. He has lived in Paris since 1980.

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