Yves Romestan

Entrepreneur, strategic advisor,
Professor of Economics and Director of companies

Dual French and British citizen, Yves Romestan is the founder and CEO of the international agency YRSA Communications that he recently created with a multicultural team of experts and high potentials. He is a strategic advisor to different companies in various sectors. He is also Professor of Economics at the European Institute of Business and Director of a small number of promising start-ups. He has held key roles for large multinational corporations such as Total, Lafarge, Banques Populaires Group, CEA, Bouygues and Brandt. He is the architect behind the communications strategy that contributed to the building of Walgreens Boots Alliance, the first global pharmacy-led, health and wellbeing enterprise, for which he worked for fifteen years in the United Kingdom and the United States. Yves has been a key figure in corporate restructures, acquisition programmes, brand strategies and geographical expansions in several industries for many years. He recently returned to France to create and develop companies.


Parcours professionnel

Since january 2019

Founder and CEO of the international agency YRSA Communications

Since february 2019

General Secretary of the Gerald Genta Heritage Association

Since december 2017

Professor of Economics at the European Institute of Business – IEA

Since 2017

Director of the company Dad Nanny

December 2017 to november 2018

Executive Vice-President of the communications agency ComCorp

2014 to 2017 (UK & USA)

Senior Vice President, Communications and International Affairs, Walgreens Boots Alliance, which is the first global pharmacy-led, health and wellbeing enterprise

2008 to 2014 (UK)

Director of Group Communications, Alliance Boots

2006 to 2008

Central Marketing and Communications Director, Alliance Healthcare Division, Alliance Boots

2003 to 2006 (UK)

Director of Corporate Communications, Alliance UniChem

2000 to 2003

Director of Communications, Bouygues Construction

1997 to 2000

Director of Communications, Brandt Group

1993 to 1997

Director of External Relations of the Lafarge Group

1992 to 1993

Head of External Communications, Groupe Banques Populaires

1990 to 1992

Head of Media Relations, CEA, French Atomic Energy Commission

1979 to 1990

Media Relations General manager, Total Group

Graduated from Sciences Po Paris (IEP Paris) and holds a degree in Public Law

Married to Angelina Romestan (GP), three children (Vanina, Laetitia and Alexandre)

Centres d’intérêt

Economics, international relations and contemporary history

Vintage cars and Bordeaux wines

Tennis, badminton, car racing, karting

Restons en contact



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