Who we are

The Cercle des économistes is a think tank founded in 1992 on the initiative of Jean-Hervé Lorenzi which brings together thirty economists with both academic responsabilities. The Cercle aims at creating an economic debate open to all.  Its members are renowed experts with varied fields of interest and disctinct approaches, allowing the Cercle to cover most of the major topics in Economics and ensuring the depth and breadth of the debate. Several annual events are organised by the association including Les Rencontres Économiques d’Aix-en-Provence.


Marie CastaingChairman of the Supervisory Board
Jean-Hervé LorenziChairman of the Executive Board


Laetitia DeloinSecretary general

Editorial & Content

Marion JoubertEditorial & Content Director
Anne BidoliHead of Media
Clément LebourgDeputy Director of Programmes
Alban SchneyderDeputy Director of Communications
Pauline DespisProgramme Manager - Coordination
Marilou GattinoProgramme Manager

Development & Youth Program

Helen VerryserPartnerships & Development Director
Camille DueymesYouth Program Manager
Thomas SanmartiPartnerships Manager


Laure CoumesEvents Director
Pauline PorcheronHospitality & Production Manager

Le Cercle des économistes, a simplified joint stock company, is wholly owned by the Association pour les Rencontres Économiques d’Aix-en-Provence, chaired by Jean-Hervé Lorenzi. The members of this association include all the members of the Cercle des économistes, Mrs Marie Castaing, Mr Philippe Tillous-Borde, Mr Eric Le Boucher, Mr Robert Zarader and Maître Georges Terrier, as well as representatives of the Aix-en-Provence Festival, the Aix-en-Provence Town Hall, Aix-Marseille University and the AFSE.


Executive Board

Jean-Hervé LorenziPresident
Guillemette de LuzeGeneral Secretary
Laure CoumesEvents Director
Marion JoubertEditorial & Content Director
Helen VerryserPartnerships & Development Director

Supervisory Board

Marie CastaingPresident
Christian de BoissieuVice-President
Patrick ArtusMember
Yann AlganMember
Patricia BarbizetMember
Françoise BenhamouMember
Pierre-André de ChalendarMember
Bertrand JacquillatVice-President
Isabelle KocherMember
Eric LombardMember
Olivier PastréMember
Augustin de RomanetMember
Georges TerrierMember