Emmanuel was born in France and raised on two continents. He studied in Paris and graduated from École Superieure de Commerce de Paris, with a side study at École des Beaux-Arts, Paris. In 1993, he began a career in advertising — one that has brought him to New York (twice), Paris and Hong Kong. Emmanuel began in Paris at BDDP (to become TBWA in 1998), where he followed a path in account servicing that lead him to handle new business and global clients from Paris.
Emmanuel later came to New York to join TBWA\Worldwide as Chief of Staff for three years, before heading east to become Regional Director of TBWA\Asia Pacific in Hong Kong. In 2008 he returned to New York to become Chief Operating Officer for the TBWA network.
As COO, Emmanuel has developed TBWA's global offering, setting up new capabilities such as Pilot.is, TBWA Digital Arts Network, and the new edition of TBWA's core methodology, Disruption®. As President International, Emmanuel focuses on the network's “people” strategy, covering the key areas of training, career development, top talent recruitment and the culture at large.
In addition to global duties with TBWA, Emmanuel pursues an active life in photography. More than just a casual hobby, his portrait photography has been published in books and magazines. Most recently, many of his hand-selected photos were shown in exhibitions in New York, Sao Paulo, Johannesburg,
Los Angeles, Shanghai and Paris.