The Group

Founded in 1990 by Patrice Allain-Dupré and chaired by Alexandre Medvedowsky, former state councilor, the ESL & Network Group has quickly established itself as one of the French and European leaders in business intelligence, strategic support and public affairs. ESL & Network now advises French largest companies and supports them in their strategic decisions, whether in France or abroad. The Group also advises states and governments. For its clients, information control is more than necessary in the decision-making process and enable to prepare the strategic decision.

  • 1990
    Creation of ESL & Network
  • 1992
    Establishment in Brussels
  • 2000
    Creation of the European Institute of Geo-Economic Analysis (IEAG)
  • 2015
    Creation of ESL & Network Middle East
  • 2016
    Creation of ESL & Network Maroc and the State Economic Assistance Department, ESL.GOUV
  • 2020
    Integration of the ESL & NETWORK group into the ADIT group, and merger with one of its subsidiaries, Entreprise & Diplomatie

ESL & Network has expanded its service offering by establishing offices in Brussels, Dubai and Rabat. In addition, ESL relies on an international network of correspondents and experts who ensure a perfect knowledge of the political-administrative, economic and financial ecosystems of the countries in which it operates.

In 2020, following its merger with ADIT, ESL integrated Enterprise & Diplomatie, chaired by Bruno Delaye, former French Ambassador, into its teams.


The IEAG organizes two to three times a month thematic breakfasts around a personality from the world of business, politics, trade union or culture. As part of the IEAG missions, Philippe Reclus runs a seminar on "Strategy and Information" at the Ecole Polytechnique for last year students. These seminars welcome leaders of important companies here to present students a practical case their company had faced and the way they solved it. At the end of these presentations, the students, in pairs, write a dissertation on one of these companies based on practical cases defined by the IEAG in coordination with the leaders.


ESL.GOUV provides recommendations to advise the States on their strategic choices in terms of their country's economic position, on the reforms to be considered or on the discourse to be held to reach their objectives according to the identified targets (funds, investors, regulatory authorities, ...).
ESL.GOUV's skills are also offered to large investment funds that want to take advantage of current and future transformations in the global economy.

  • Global Geo-Economy
  • Economic diversification
  • Macroeconomic and fiscal framework
  • Debt management
  • Support for the development of a competitive SME fabric
  • Development of infrastructures in the fields of education, health, new technologies, transport, water, urban planning
  • Restructuring of financial systems