Alexandre Lourié, new General Manager of GROUPE SOS International action
Former General Manager for Culture at GROUPE SOS for more than 4 years, Alexandre Lourié is back at GROUPE SOS as General Manager for International action, after a year spent in Sweden.
Alexandre Lourié first joined GROUPE SOS in 2016 where he launched and led the Culture activities. Before his first experience at GROUPE SOS, Alexandre Lourié, a graduate of Sciences Po and HEC, started his career working for an NGO in the Philippines, and then in consulting activities in China and Morocco. He then founded his own social impact measurement company, with which he received the Erignac Prize for his work in the fields of overindebtedness, social housing and depollution, before joining a ministerial cabinet for state reform.
In 2020, after his first stint at GROUPE SOS, he moved to Stockholm to join the Boston Consulting Group and bring his expertise in impact investment consulting. During this time, he continued to serve GROUPE SOS as a Trustee. He has also written a novel entitled « La dissimulation » (L’Harmattan, 2021), which explores the themes of the quest for self and transmission.
His arrival as General Manager of International action at GROUPE SOS is part of an ambitious strategy to bring the experience, values and innovations of the Group beyond borders, while building long-term partnerships with local actors from the associative, economic, public and academic world.
« Our ambition is to do what we are already doing, and what we are not yet doing! On the one hand, the sector has 10 social enterprises, in the form of NGOs or impact companies, present in over forty countries. Our actions are very diverse: training 6,000 health professionals, supporting 300,000 young people through education and through sport, preserving 1,700 hectares of forests and biodiversity, and supporting 550 social entrepreneurs. And with the health and climate crises, we must always outdo ourselves to be as useful as possible. On the other hand, we want to act beyond our existing actions, to accelerate the systemic change the planet needs. The GROUPE SOS model of entrepreneurship for the benefit of all has proved its worth in France, and it deserves to be taken to a global scale. » – Alexandre Lourié, General Manager of International action at GROUPE SOS.