In this note, Claude Revel, expert in economic intelligence, offers a complete analysis of what influence is, how it is exercised, its actors and forms of intervention. She warns of its excesses and proposes strategies for counter-influence, all supported by concrete examples: sustainable development, legal systems, Chinese standards, etc.
Director of development, SKEMA PUBLIKA
Claude Revel is an expert in international strategic intelligence and influence. She was one of the French pioneers in these fields. She began her career in 1980 as a high civil servant, then spent several years in the private sector before creating her own consulting firm in 2003. She was then appointed Interministerial Delegate for Economic Intelligence to the French Prime Minister, from May 2013 to June 2015. She then joined the French Court of Auditors for four years. She finally left public administration to create another consulting firm in January 2020. She holds now different poisitions. She is notably in charge of the development of SKEMA Business School's think tank. She taught for many years and wrote several articles and books, the latest ones in 2012 (“La France, un pays sous influences?”) and in 2017 (”Interêt général et marché, la nouvelle donne”). Claude spent her childhood in Africa, then studied in her family home town in Nice. She is a former student of the Ecole national administration (ENA), and graduated from Sciences Po and from Paris II University, in (Business Law.) Claude is Officer of the French Légion d’Honneur since 2014.