- Founder and Managing Director CTI Advisory
Jerome Clausen has 25 years of professional experience in international trade and investment activities in the private sector and in economic diplomacy in Russia, Europe and the United States.
He began his career in 1996 with the Houston-based industrial equipment manufacturer Trouvay & Cauvin, responsible for structuring international trading and logistics operations for North American oil and gas engineering groups.
From 2000 to 2004, he was appointed project manager for the Le Havre Développement agency, then chaired by Antoine Rufenacht: he developed the promotion and international prospecting strategy for the logistics and port sector for the major multimodal transport operators present in Asia, Europe and the United States.
In 2005, Jérôme joined the French Agency for International Investments (AFII) as Director for the East Coast of the United States in charge of supporting the development projects of multinational companies in France (New York office). In 2008, he was appointed Director in charge of the establishment of European headquarters in France (Paris).
In 2010, he opened the IFA office in Moscow with a dual mission: to promote France’s economic attractiveness policy to the business community and to support Russian and CIS investment projects in France. His team has supported 122 projects, 38 of which were completed in seven years of activity.
In 2017, Jérôme founded the consulting firm CTI Advisory in Moscow: he was commissioned by the Bpifrance group, which participates in the financing of projects of French companies in Russia in partnership with the sovereign fund Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF).
He is also a director of the France-Russia Chamber of Commerce and Industry and a special advisor to the Russian employers’ federation RSPP.
Jérôme holds a Master’s degree in International Business and a double MBA in Management from the universities of Quebec in Montreal (UQAM) and Paris-Dauphine.