Axel started in marketing at Procter & Gamble and led businesses digital movements in Media and FMCG for nearly 20 years.
In 1995, he joined the marketing department of Coktel-Sierra (one of the leading video game companies) where he launched the first paid online services. He, then became the President of the first French digital agency BDDP and Tequila Interactive from 1998 to 2001, where he managed, among other clients France Telecom, Microsoft, Renault, Warner Music and BNP Paribas and was CEO of MoonScoop, leader in the audiovisual production of animated films. In early 2010, Axel Dauchez became CEO of Deezer and transformed the company in 4 years to world leader in the digital distribution of music, with more than 5M subscribers in over 180 countries and structured partnerships including Orange, Deutsche Telekom, Facebook and Samsung. He then contributed significantly to the restructuring of the global music market after its digital transformation. In September 2014, he became President of Publicis France. Axel is a graduate of the Ecole Polytechnique in France, and is 46 years old.