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Our senior team

Michaël Bendavid | Managing director

michael_bendavidGraduated from the Rouen School of Management in 1986, Michaël began his career with Burke Marketing. He then joined Bossard Consultants, deepening his experience in marketing studies and starting a focus on marketing strategy. In 1997, Michaël joined the Paris office of Research International (WPP) as Associate Director, becoming Vice President in 2000. At the same time, he was in charge of managing the L’Oreal account worldwide.
In 2004, he founded Strategic Research. A certified Blue Ocean Strategy Practitioner, Michaël was also an Associate Professor at Sciences Po Paris for five years.
He has a variety of outside interests: American literature, the Italian renaissance, particularly the Primitives, and Jazz. When he has the time to get away, he likes to escape to Tuscany or the Lazio, where you will likely find him in front of a dish of pasta and a glass of Barolo.


Ariane Griesbeck | Director

Ariane_GriesbeckGraduated from ESSEC. She started her career with Izsak Grapin & Associates, a strategy and organization consultancy in Paris. Over a period of 8 years she piloted more than 20 missions for clients in a variety of fields, notably in telecom, energy, press and tourism. She is a specialist in organizational diagnostics, strategic planning, optimization of marketing activities, and in piloting major change projects.
Prior to joining Strategic Research, Ariane worked for WordAppeal, a consultancy in online editorial communications, and accompanied several large groups through the process of elaborating e-reputation strategies and implementing communications activities (web/print) adapted to their target audiences and stakeholders.
In her free time, Ariane, takes extensive photographs of the places she visits. When the weather is less inviting, she prefers to stay home and read Asian literature or play the piano, either solo or duets with friends.

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