He has been the 30th President of the European Economic and Social Committee (2013-2015). Activist of Europe, he has been member of the board of the Association of French chambers of commerce and Industry and its representative to the European Union. He is the founder of the European Enterprises Network (EEN, former Euro Info center) and co-founder and vice president of the SME Union by the European People?s Party. He has received the ?Legion d?Honneur? in October 2014 from the former President of France, Valéry Giscard d?Estaing.