Stéphanie Fougou holds degrees in European Law (DEA from Université Paris II Assas, 1997) and Media Law and Management (DESS from Université Paris-Sorbonne, 1998). She passed the Bar Exam (Certificat d’Aptitude à la Profession d’Avocat or CAPA) in Paris in 2002.
She spent 13 years with the France Télécom/Orange group, notably as Deputy Group Legal Counsel in charge of international affairs. In 2011, she joined Club Méditerranée, where she held the positions of General Counsel, Legal Director and was responsible for the Health and Safety Department as well as public affairs and real estate contracts. In 2014, she joined Vallourec as Group General Counsel and member of Vallourec’s Executive Committee.
In May 2018, she joins AccorHotels as Group General Counsel and as a member of the Group Executive Committee. She oversees the following functions, including Board secretary, Group Legal Affairs, Risks & Insurance and Compliance.
Additionally, Stéphanie has also been Chairwoman of the French professional organization of in-house lawyers (AFJE) since 2014.