Le Forestier, Yacine

Head of AFP’s international service,




Career History:

More than 20 years as a part of Agence France Presse (AFP) including key managerial positions and responsibilities within the company (print, online, video) in Brussels, London, Frankfurt, Paris, Berlin..

2015-2018       Head of AFP’s international service in Germany and co-managing director of AFP German operations (Berlin)

2012 – 2015     Chief executive of German media company SID (Sport News Agency)

2007 – 2012     AFP Brussels Bureau chief (EU/NATO), Belgium/Brussels

2005 – 2007     AFP Chief editor for World economics, France/Paris

2000 – 2005     Head of economic coverage for Germany, Frankfurt

1989 – 2000     Journalist in various countries

Educational Background:

1988                Institut d’Etudes politiques, Paris

Political science and economics (Master degree)

1985, 86           La Sorbonne University, Paris

Master’s degree in History

Bachelor’s degree in History


Co-author of two books about the former secret police in East Germany (Stasi): Parfaits espions, Rocher (2007) and L’Empire des Mouchards, J. Bertoin, 1992