Biography

Iohann Le Frapper is an experienced general counsel who has worked in several highly regulated industries, in listed and private companies in Europe, Asia and Middle-East.

He is also a member of the Advisory Board of Elevate Services, a US-based global law company as well as the vice-chair of the Paris-based ICC international commission on Corporate Responsibility & Anti-Corruption.

Iohann has a long-standing experience of multicultural teams’ management across several continents. He has a wealth of experience in corporate and commercial transactions and multi-jurisdictional compliance exposure across Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia-Pacific, and North America regions. He offers counsel on corporate governance, mergers and acquisitions, joint-ventures, ethics, risk management & compliance and dispute resolution, among other topics.

Iohann Le Frapper serves as Group General Counsel of Pierre Fabre SA, a French multinational pharmaceutical and cosmetics company with a global footprint, where he has been responsible for legal and intellectual property matters.

Iohann has also been the global Chair (2017) of the board of directors of the Association Of Corporate Counsel and the president in 2011 of ACC Europe Chapter.

Iohann was previously general counsel of ChetWode, a fintech start-up based in France, and the chief legal officer and company secretary of Gulf Bridge International, a regional telecom services provider with its main offices in Qatar and the UAE.

He held previously several executive positions at Nokia (Alcatel-Lucent) in France and China: global general counsel & compliance leader for the networks business group and regional general counsel for South Europe, Middle East, Africa and India. He also spent several years in Shanghai as general counsel with regional responsibilities for the North Asia Pacific region.

He also worked at the holding company of Total, an oil & gas company, supporting corporate and finance projects mainly in Africa and Middle East.

Iohann started his career in private practice as an associate attorney at Hogan Lovells in Paris.

He is a co-author of the ICC Ethics and Compliance Training Handbook and he chaired and steered from its inception through its closing the Phase 2 of the RESIST (Resisting Extortion and Solicitation in International Transactions) training toolkit co-sponsored by ICC, WEF/PACI, UNGC and TI. He is a seasoned speaker and trainer on compliance and ethics matters.

He was accredited by Ethic Intelligence for certification audits based on ISO 19600 (compliance management systems) and ISO 37001 (anti-bribery management system) global standards in 2017.

He contributed to several collective actions in the telecom industry such as the Telecommunications Industry Dialogue on Freedom of Expression and Privacy Guiding Principles (released in March 2013) to transpose the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights to the telecom industry.

Iohann was admitted to the Paris bar in 1993 and received his degrees from McGill University (L.L.M in Comparative Laws-Montreal) and University of Paris (D.E.A. in Business & Tax Laws).

He is also a member of the Cercle Montesquieu, a club of France-based general counsels.