Our team

News Tank Academic is the international brand of News Tank Education and Research, an independant French news agency, owned by its partners.

With some fifteen permanent journalists based in France and Brussels, as well as correspondents abroad (Germany, Africa), News Tank ensures high-quality production, at the cutting edge of current affairs and providing an in-depth reading of trends in the sector.

Our activity is supported by a team in charge of development and events, as well as administrative support, who are always ready to listen to your needs.

News Tank Education and Research is a subsidiary of News Tank Network, founded by Marc Guiraud and Frédéric Commandeur, which has also developed News Tank Culture, News Tank Sport, News Tank Mobilités, News Tank HR Management, News Tank Cities, News Tank Energies, News Tank Agro.

The group employs around one hundred people.


  • Marc Guiraud: Chairman.
    • Founder and Chairman of Groupe AEF (1998-2011).
    • Former presenter and editor-in-chief at Europe 1 (1987-1997).
  • Gilbert Azoulay: Associate Managing Director, Director of Development.
    • Associate Managing Director at Groupe AEF (2007 - 2011)
    • Director of Development and Communications, Groupe L'Etudiant (1996 - 2007)
  • Théo Haberbusch: Associate Managing Director, Editorial Director.
    • Director of Communications, EM Strasbourg (2012 - 2015)
    • Journalist and editor-in-chief at Groupe AEF (2006 - 2012)
  • Thierry de Teneuille: Associate Managing Director of development.
  • Frédéric Commandeur: Managing Director of the News Tank group.
    • Managing Director of Arkadin (2003-2011)


  • Ismail Chakly: Development Manager.
  • Xavier Lacroix: subscriber relations manager.


News Tank Academic Editors are:

  • Lou Phily, Academic Graduate of Université Lumière Lyon 2 and former Journalist with Thomson Reuters and La Nouvelle République du Centre Ouest.
  • Marie Van Meir, permanent correspondent in Brussels. Graduate of Liege University and IHECS Academy.

News Tank Education et Recherche journalists are : 

  • Audrey Steeves: Associate Director in charge of Higher Education.
  • Jean-Philippe Braly: Associate Deputy Director, in charge of research and innovation.
  • Manon Lamoureux: Deputy Editor in Chief.
  • Camille Vandier: Editor and datajournalist.
  • Isabelle Cormaty: Editor and datajournalist.
  • Mélodie Taberlet: Editor.
  • Camille Bigot: Editor.
  • Marie Dagman: Editor.
  • Manon Pellieux: Editor.
  • Arthur Devriendt: Editor.
  • Alice Huot : Editor.
  • Océane Provin : Editor.
  • Marine Dessaux : Editorial Manager of Campus Matin.

Correspondents abroad :

  • Luc Allemand: Founder and editor-in-chief of Afriscitech, publisher for Africa.
  • Hélène Koehl: Editor, Berlin correspondence.
  • Anna Zivie: International watch editor.


  • François Lenoble: Technical Director
  • Elodie El Mouchnino: Administrative Manager
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