Mr Jean-Christophe Nothias
Mr Jean-Christophe Nothias
Editor in Chief
The Global Journal
Born in Rouen, France in 1959, he started his journalism career at age 19, working in the field as a reporter for the daily newspaper, Paris-Normandie. At age 21 he joined the magazine Actuel where his reports in the style of the “new American journalism” gained renown. His work covered primarily the United States and Eastern Europe. In 1985, he joined for three years Le Monde as head of new editorial projects under the direct supervision of André Fontaine and Bernard Wouts, the publishers.

With his passionate interest in the environment, Nothias launched Decision Environment a professional magazine in 1988. In 1991, he moves to the Balkans where he co-founded Republika the first independent daily within the Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia. Returning to Paris he advise different major media groups in their development strategies.

In 1995, he made a career change, joining BPI Group, the European leading consulting firm in downsizing where he prepared and implemented 35 missions. In 1998, Altédia consulting firm offers to join its executive committee. He dealt with several sensitive issues at Air France, EADS, Thales,... In parallel with his consulting activities, he kept his pen active writing screenplays, documentaries and books.

In 2008 he takes over Mediapart development, a news French website, spin-off of Le Monde based on a paid-for content strategy. Under his command, the site increased from 7,000 to 18,000 subscribers. In October 2009, he made the decision to launch the Global Journal and its first magazine is launched in June 2010 from Geneva and NY.

Nothias is also the President of Geneva Global, a think tank designed to strengthen the position of Geneva as a place of reflection and creation of new models of governance.