General Assembly and Board

Thierry QUINQUETON, member of the Board

Thierry Quinqueton has a long experience of the publishing world and of intercultural dialogue. He was Literary Director at the Desclée de Brouwer publishing house (France) from 1991 to 1999, and then Director of the French Cultural Center in Khartoum from 2000 to 2004. After spending four years at the French Department of Foreign Affairs (department of written documents and libraries), he was responsible from May 2009 to July 2013 for the libraries network in the Châtellerault area. He is now in charge of the publishing Office at the French Embassy in Beirut, Lebanon. Thierry Quinqueton also pursues his research on the links between market economy, public policies and non-monetary aspects in the book economy. He was Chairman of the International Alliance of Independent Publishers from 2006 to 2013.

Luc PINHAS, vice-chairman

Vice-chairman of the Board of the Alliance since the General Assembly of June 20th, 2011, Luc Pinhas is a former student of the École normale supérieure in Saint-Cloud, he holds a PhD in Communication studies and teaches at Paris 13-Villetaneuse University. He is currently in charge of a masters’ degree on “Book marketing”.

Annie GOGAT, treasurer

Treasurer of the Alliance, Annie Gogat works for the Charles Léopold Mayer as Accounting Manager. As she is very fond of integration issues and involved in her neighborhood’s school life, she finds herself naturally acting as a mediator in many situations. After spending years in Villeneuve-la-Garenne, she now lives in Bouffémont (Paris region).

Gérard AIMÉ, member of the General Assembly

Born in 1946, after obtaining a degree from the Centre de Formation des Journalistes and a postgraduate qualification in political sociology, Gérard Aimé started his career as a journalist and photo-reporter in Canada. The joint founder of Alternatives publishing house and co-author of its first publications, he ran the publishing house for 35 years until its takeover by Gallimard. Today he works as a consultant for various publishing houses. Gérard Aimé was a member of the Board of the Alliance between 2011 and 2016.

Laura AUFRERE, member of the Board

After having studied political sciences and having specialised in cultural project management, Laura Aufrère has developed several missions combining performance theatre and visual art. She is currently coordinator of UFISC, a confederation of professional organisations representing small and medium not-for-profit structures, that participate to the solidarity economy. She specifically works on field visits and collective works addressing issues of cooperation, collective governance and social protection.

Hélène KLOECKNER, chair

Hélène Kloeckner is a reference on issues of equality between women-men and is head of internal communication at Sciences Po. She is the author of a survey on textbooks in Sub-Saharan Francophone Africa, published in the Africultures journal in 2003, she has worked for more than twelve years in the publishing environment, and collaborated to Nouvelles éditions africaines in Senegal, Dakar. As a volunteer of the Alliance since 2004, she is particularly interested in the pan-African co-editions of “Terres Solidaires” collection. She is the president of the Alliance since July 2013.

Marie HATET, member of the General Assembly

Marie Hatet has been working in the field of education and culture for the past fifteen years. Currently heading an artistic and cultural education project in Paris’ La Villette Park, she is also a member of the reading committee of the Tatoulu Association (youth literature), and founding member of Les Fondeurs de Roue Association. She joined in 2014 the Board of the International Alliance of independent publishers. She served on the Board of the Alliance between 2014 and 2016 and is currently a member of the Alliance’s General Assembly.

Georges LORY, member of the Board

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Michel SAUQUET, member of the General Assembly

Michel Sauquet worked for more than 40 years in the international cooperation sector, based either in France or in countries of the Global South such as Ethiopia or Brazil, in the context of missions with NGOs (Gret, Inades), the International Labour Board, and the Charles Léopold Mayer Foundation. He is Senior Lecturer at Sciences Po Paris, and regularly speaks at ENA, Langues O, the École Centrale, and the Paris-Dauphine University. He presided the International Alliance of independent publishers from 2002 to 2006, and is the author of some twenty works of fiction and in the field of humanities.

Henri ROUILLE D’ORFEUIL, member of the General Assembly

Henri Rouillé d’Orfeuil is agronomist and doctor in applied economics.
He is currently a member of the Agricultural Academy of France and is involved in the board of several foundations (RAJA, SEED, Nicolas Hulot) and associations (Cartooning for Peace, RESOLIS, IRG, GRET). He worked at the ministry of Foreign Affairs, DATAR, the World Bank, and CIRAD. He chaired Coordination SUD, the French NGOs’ coordination body. He authored several books, including his recent work - La diplomatie non gouvernementale (« Non governmental diplomacy ») – copublished by publishers member of the Alliance.

David ELOY, member of the Board

Committed journalist with a special interest in international solidarity, sustainable development and human rights, David Eloy founded Altermondes in 2005, a media focusing on civil society’s actors, where he was editor-in-chief until 2016. He previously held positions in several international NGOs, including the Centre de recherche et d’information pour le développement (CRID), Peuples Solidaires – Action Aid France and the Association internationale de techniciens, experts et chercheurs (Aitec).

Mariette ROBBES, member of the Board

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