PARIS—Nicolas Bouvier, a French and EU public affairs expert and former executive vice president at Edelman, has joined APCO Worldwide as deputy managing director of the Paris office.
At Edelman, Bouvier led the expansion of the firm’s public affairs business in Paris, contributed to crisis and corporate communication work and was a member of the public affairs practice across Europe. He has been involved in major issues linked to mergers and acquisitions, restructuring and brand positioning.
Prior to joining Edelman, Bouvier was a managing partner with Communication & Institutions, a Paris-based public affairs consultancy and an affiliate of the Omnicom group, where he worked for 18 years.
Bouvier joins two other recent additions to the Paris team. Marie Boyer, former head of Hill & Knowlton’s public affairs practice and former public affairs consultant at Gavin Anderson’s Paris office, is a new associate manager. Christopher Abboud joins APCO as an associate from Publicis Consultants, where he worked in the development and corporate campaign departments.