Alexandre Taisne is appointed Michelin Group Gastronomic and Tourist Activities Director
Alexandre Taisne, responsible for the Michelin Group’s strategy and development of gastronomic and tourist activities since April 2017, will also take responsibility for the MICHELIN Guide selections. His current role will expand as of 3 April 2018. Michael Ellis, MICHELIN Guide International Director, and his inspection teams will report directly to him.
Having studied at IEP Strasbourg and EM Lyon, Alexandre Taisne went straight into business, setting up Toast Gallery, an art gallery that promotes contemporary artists, and Toast Agency, an art agency for businesses. In a second entrepreneurial experience he then co-founded Groupon France, during which he led marketing and commercial development. He was then appointed Groupon Vice President in charge of the Europe Middle East Africa zone. He works more particularly on structuring and deploying the "Restaurant", "Travel" offering and monetizing the audience. Alexandre Taisne joined the Michelin Group in April 2017.