Alexandre Affre is Director for the Industrial Affairs, entrepreneurship & SMEs department at BusinessEurope, the leading advocate for growth and competitiveness at European level. The organization speaks for national employers and industrial federations across 34 European countries on all business issues dealt with by the European Union. In this role since 2013, Alexandre is responsible for coordinating the organisation’s positions on industrial policy, energy, climate, environment, research and innovation, as well as entrepreneurship and SMEs.
He joined BusinessEurope in 2007 as advisor in environmental affairs. Prior to that, he worked at the wildlife trade monitoring network of WWF and IUCN. Alexandre is a trained scientist and holds a Master in Ecology from the Université Pierre et Marie Curie. A French national, he is married and has two children. Since 2018, Alexandre is managing the corporate Advisory and Support Group (ASG) of BusinessEurope. The ASG offers particular services to a selection of companies in all sectors of activity.