Seth Goldschlager is an internationally-recognized expert in strategic corporate communications, public affairs, issue and crisis management, and media relations.
A bilingual American based in Paris, Goldschlager was educated at Cornell University and at the Yale Law School from which he obtained his Doctor of Law degree and was then admitted to the New York State Bar.
Goldschlager began his career as a journalist and editor for Newsweek Magazine in Washington, London and Paris.
He was recruited in Paris by IBM Europe to manage media relations and executive communications. He then served in both the Washington office and in the New York worldwide headquarters of the multinational as an advisor on public affairs and government relations. At IBM Corporate headquarters, he specialized in international trade, energy, the environment, intellectual property, anti-trust, and on complex international issue management.
Goldschlager then joined the Publicis Groupe in Paris to establish its worldwide corporate communications network, which he developed and managed for over 25 years. During that period, he directed media relations for the European Central Bank’s launch of the Euro, as well as the France-China and France-Japan exchange years.
His multinational public affairs and crisis communications clients included Exxon, Hess Oil, Japan Tobacco, LVMH, L’Oréal, Adidas, Coca Cola, and Tommy Hilfiger, as well as international institutions including the World Economic Forum and the World Bank.
He is often called upon to coach top executives of companies and public institutions on public affairs and issue management, including crisis communications, and on strategic presentations to corporate stakeholders.