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.

Laura AUFRERE, member of the Board

Hélène KLOECKNER, chair

Hélène Kloeckner has worked in the the publishing field for twelve years, and is currently editorial assistant at Calmann-Lévy Publishing. Author of an investigation into school books in Subsaharan African francophone countries, which appeared in the review Africultures in 2003, she has worked at New African Publishing of Senegal (NEAS) in Dakar. A voluntary worker for the Alliance since 2004, she has had a particular interest in Pan-African co-publishing of the “Terres solidaires” collection. Since 2011 she has been in charge of the development of the Equality Laboratory (Laboratoire de l’Égalité). She is Chair 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.

Georges LORY, member of the Board

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Michel SAUQUET, member of the General Assembly

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Henri ROUILLE D’ORFEUIL, member of the General Assembly

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Catherine GUERNIER, member of the General Assembly

David ELOY, member of the Board