Frédéric Fritscher

Advisory Council member | France-Switzerland
Frédéric Fritscher

Frédéric Fritscher is a journalist and president of TwinF Conseil, a communications consulting firm founded in 2009, specializing in editorial strategy.

He also leads the association Ensemble Intégral, which runs the artistic activities of Quatuor Talea.

Since 2010, he’s been the secretary of the Swiss foundation Cartooning for Peace, which organizes press cartoon exhibitions, and every two years gives the International Press Cartoonist prize, awarded in Geneva, honoring political cartoonists working in difficult or dangerous situations.

Fritscher has worked for 40 years in the French media, mainly for Le Monde. He was the newspaper’s permanent correspondent for North Africa (based in Algiers), then in the Southern Africa from Johannesburg. He became a roving reporter specializing in the African continent. In 2000, he joined Le Figaro, becoming an international section editor, then oversaw the Debate and Opinion pages, becoming the paper’s editor-in-chief.

Throughout his career he has also collaborated on projects for various magazines and French and foreign radio stations. He also was involved in the editing of several books published by Le Monde, on notable figures like Nelson Mandela and Yassir Arafat.