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Apart from two years at Groupe Lafarge, Daniel Guéguen has dedicated his whole working life to European public affairs, the first half in two trade associations: the European Sugar Federation, where he was Director General from 1988 to 1994, and then in COPA-COGECA, the influential farmers association, where he was Secretary General.
In the second half of his career, Daniel set up several businesses specialised in European affairs and after disposing of them in 2012, he founded PACT European Affairs, specialised in the post-Lisbon comitology procedures.
Alongside this activity, Daniel Guéguen has published books that have been translated into several languages. Via articles, blogs and tweets widely circulated in international press, he has campaigned for a more operational EU that is closer to citizens.
Building upon the educational nature of his books on the EU, Daniel is still today involved in many university programmes, in the USA (Harvard, Georgetown) and across Europe (ULB, Paris Sciences-Po, EDHEC, HEC, INSEAD), and at at the College of Europe in Bruges and Natolin.
For his European activities, Daniel Guéguen was in 2005 awarded the rank of “Chevalier” in the order of the Légion d’honneur.Daniel Guéguen has a legal education: laureate of the law faculty of Rennes, Council of Europe scholar and graduate of Sciences-Po Paris (Economic and Financial Department).
He operates in French and English.