Sponsorship & Corporate Philanthropy, International Relations, Culture
Founding President in 2004 of MEC'ENE/Mécénat & Entreprise, a strategic consulting firm specialising in corporate patronage and sponsorship, CSR approach, and the implementation of fundraising campaigns for public or private legal entities.
Jean-Luc Soulé advises major national or European groups and local authorities, helping them in their approach to patronage and sponsorship, CSR, and communication of influence. He has nearly 40 years of experience in mobilising French and foreign funds for sponsorship and philanthropy projects carried out by public partners (public authorities or public institutions) and by various NGOs or NPOs (not-for-profit organisations).
He has also been a diplomat in the Middle East (Sultanate of Oman); a member of the Cabinet of the Prefect of Police in Paris; the Secretary General of the 'Forum des Images' in Paris (President: Jacques Chirac); the Cultural Counsellor and Director of the 'Institut Français' in Hungary (French Embassy in Hungary, Budapest); and the Art Director at the 'Académie de France' in Rome/Villa Medici (Rome).
Founder and President since 1983 of the 'Festival de musique du Périgord Noir' (Nouvelle-Aquitaine Region). Secretary General of the 'Fondation Culturespaces' (Paris).
Throughout his professional career, he has carried out various missions in Europe, the United States, China, the Middle East (Saudi Arabia, Gulf countries, Syria, Turkey), French-speaking Africa (Maghreb, Black Africa) and South-East Asia. He has been invited to numerous European and international symposia and conferences.
Graduate of 'IEP de Paris', he holds a master’s degree in public law (Assas-Paris 2) and a bachelor’s degree in classical literature (Sorbonne Paris 1); Ecole du Louvre, attendee at the national session of IHEDN (2006/2007), colonel of the air force citizen's reserve. Lecturer at ENA of Tunis and Sciences Po Paris (for the last 20 years). Spoken and written languages: French, English, Italian, German, Hungarian. Author of "L’art de vivre en Hongrie" [The way of life in Hungary] (Flammarion).