Chairman of the Judges
TV producer and anchor
After graduating from HEC business school, Emmanuel Chain began his career as a journalist in 1987. Following a brief stint at France Inter Radio, he joined the editorial team at M6 where he launched the business and economy program Capital, which he also anchored. From small beginnings, Capital quickly moved to a prime-time slot and growing audiences. The show’s success was rewarded with five Sept d’or trophies between 1995 and 2001.
At the same time, Emmanuel Chain was CEO of C Productions, a wholly-owned subsidiary of M6, and Head of News and Current Affairs at M6, while continuing to write for and front Capital.
He left M6 and Capital in September 2003 to present Merci pour l’info, a daily news program on Canal+. He returned to M6 a year later to host a late-night talk-show, Soyons Direct, and a prime-time show about Europe.
In 2005, Emmanuel Chain decided to put his career as a presenter on indefinite hold to focus on production via Eléphant et Cie, the company he co-founded in 1999 with Thierry Bizot.
Anchor of “World Business Today” on CNN
Charles Hodson is anchor of the CNN International daily evening business programme ‘World Business Today’. Two editions of this in-depth programme round up the day’s business and financial market news and include keynote interviews with major business players and updates on Wall Street and the European markets.
During his time with CNN’s news team in London, Hodson has interviewed some of the most powerful men in European government and some of the most influential people in business including heads of leading European banking institutions and CEOs of a wide number of industries.
Before joining CNN, Hodson was Europe correspondent for ITN’s ‘Channel Four Daily’. He began his career as a BBC News Trainee and worked for BBC Radio in Brussels. In 1982 he joined ITN to set up Channel 4 news and spent 10 years with the channel as domestic and then European reporter, helping ITN earn two Royal Television Society team awards for its coverage of the 1984-85 UK miners’ strike and 1985 Tottenham riots. Hodson then moved to Berlin and presented Deutsche Welle TV’s English-language programme ‘Journal’.
Hodson is a native of the United Kingdom. He was a scholar at both Eton College and Oxford University and holds a bachelor degree in politics and economics. He is fluent in German and French.
Former Director of CFJ
With a degree in History and himself a graduate of CFJ, Fabrice Jouhaud took his first steps in journalism in 1990 as a correspondent for Paris-Normandie, before becoming a reporter at Le Parisien in 1993.
In 1994-95, the French Embassy in Egypt tasked him with creating and launching the French-language weekly, Al-Ahram Hebdo.
In 1995 he moved to L’Equipe, first as a sports writer, then as head of the international division football column, then as deputy editor-in-chief and finally editor-in-chief. He joined CFJ in 2004 as director of studies and was appointed director in 2005. Fabrice Jouhaud is the author of Football : Livre d’or 2005.
HANS HELMUT KOHL
Correspondent of Frankfurter Rundschau in Paris
Hans Helmut Kohl has a Munich journalism High School degree. He started as a free lancer and he joined in 1976 the Frankfurter Rundshau and made a creer for himself. He started as a reporter for 11 years and travelled around the world then in 2000, he was promoted Chief Editor. Since 2003, Hans is based in Paris as a correspondent and reporter.
Delegate president to the e-publishings of Courrier International
Marco Schütz is a german-french journalist who lived and worked in Paris since more than 15 years. He used to work for Arte, Euronews, RFI and for many german publications before joined Courrier International where he managed the website since 2000