Associé Gérant; Brakeley Associes, France

An experienced professional in Communications, Marketing and Fundraising, Arnaud Marcilhacy has a vast experience in working with NGOs and higher education institutions, in Europe and North America as well. Wiser for his 10 year experience in North America, he has a solid expertise in strategic planning, project management and negotiation of partnerships.

Since 2005, Mr. Marcilhacy has been supervising development activities and operations for Brakeley in Belgium, France, Switzerland and francophone Africa. Mr. Marcilhacy made the firm one of the leading consultancies in France. Major clients have been the Red Cross Museum in Geneva, a major foundation fighting rapes and children enrolment in DRC, the Université Pierre & Marie Curie (best French university in the Shangai ranking), the Ecole Centrale Paris (second largest science and technology school in France), EDHEC (one of the top 5 business school in France) and Université Panthéon Assas (number one law school in France).

Before joining Brakeley Mr Marcilhacy was Vice President of the Ketchum (#1 fundraising consultancy in Canada) office in Paris. He gave counsels and fundraising support to clients such as Supélec (third largest science & technology school in France), Université Libre de Bruxelles (one of the top Belgium universities), World Vision (Canada and France) and the Boy Scouts of France. Beforehand, he was Director, Marketing One on One at RTA-Leo Burnett (Montreal and Toronto), a major international advertising agency. He acquired and managed several prestigious accounts like World Vision, Air France, BMW and Weider Nutrition, allowing a significant gross of the agency’s profit margin.

From 1991 to 1994, Mr. Marcilhacy has been Marketing Director, Quebec Market, at World Vision Canada, the largest child sponsorship organization in Canada. Working from the Montreal and Toronto offices, he successfully managed to attract and cultivate some 200,000 donors, produced TV Infomercials and put together strategic partnerships with major Canadian companies like Provigo and Provisoir.
Mr Marcilhacy has a degree in English from the University of California at Berkeley and a law degree from the Université de Paris. He has been a speaker at major international and French conferences like IFC, CASE and AFF. Mr Marcilhacy has been a member of the board of EUConsult – the European Association of Consultants to Not for Profit Organisations.