HFS Core Team

Philippe de Marcillac

Advisor, Global Markets

Philippe is a senior executive with wide global experience in information services, research and ICT markets. He has helped businesses all over the world achieve substantial growth through regional build-out strategies with new product development and marketing, sales and coverage development, and subscription-based services. He is also an expert in critical areas such as strategy and implementation, business development plus leadership and team development.  
Philippe spent much of his career in various senior roles with IDC (International Data Corporation) including Director of European Operations and Executive VP of International Business Units. At one point he was responsible for IDC’s international business P&Ls including operations in Asia/Pacific and Japan, EMEA, Canada and Latin America, reporting to the CEO. His remit also required him to oversee P&L management of over 1,100 people, including the offshore internal service units.
With extensive knowledge of emerging markets including market entry strategies, demand for Philippe's experience has seen him work in international regions such as UK, France, USA, Hong Kong, Japan and Brazil. 
When he has the time, Philippe enjoys combining travel with visiting museums, as well as polishing up his bridge and chess-playing skills. In addition to English, he also speaks French, German, Japanese and Mandarin.