Jean-Louis Servan-Schreiber

Jean-Louis Servan-Schreiber (In Memoriam 1937-2020)

Editor & Publisher, CLÉS Magazines

Jean-Louis Servan-Schreiber is a journalist and writer of contemporary human, economic and social issues, in both the print and broadcast media.  He is presently publisher of the French magazine CLÉS, a bimonthly devoted to the search for meaning. 

Previously, he was owner and publisher of Psychologies magazine after having been Chairman of the GROUPE EXPANSION, which publishes several economic papers and magazines, among them the bi-monthly L'EXPANSION, the leading business magazine in France, launched by him in 1967.  After having received a Master at the Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris, he began his journalistic career at the business daily LES ECHOS in 1959, of which he soon became Editor-in-chief. In 1964, he moved on to assist the publisher of the news magazine L'EXPRESS. By 1967 he was President and Chief Executive Officer of the entire GROUPE EXPRESS, as well as President of TECHNIC-UNION, a joint-venture of L'EXPRESS and Mc GRAW-HILL. In the early 1970s he ran two French local newspapers, the JOURNAL DU CENTRE and the POPULAIRE DU CENTRE, and in 1975, he founded LIRE, a monthly book review magazine. For France's leading television network TF1, he produced and moderated the interview program QUESTIONNAIRE from 1973-1981.  He was, until June 1997, president of LA VIE ÉCONOMIQUE (Casablanca), the leading newsweekly of Morocco. He wrote a dozen books, the latest in 2010 : "Trop vite", "Why we are prisoners of short termism." Jean-Louis taught journalism at Stanford University in California in 1971. He lives in Paris and has four children. 

His present wife, Perla, is co-publisher of CLÉS magazine and a writer.

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