Our team

Elisabeth Tripod-Fatio

An expert in strategic communications consulting, public relations and public affairs, Elisabeth Tripod-Fatio now heads the agency she founded in 2017.

With a solid experience in both the private and public sectors, she has worked in communications agencies such as Trimedia, CSM and Cabinet Privé de Conseils as Senior Account Manager and Director, but also as Head of Communications and Press Relations for the Executive management, Research and Innovation of the State of Geneva.

Her areas of expertise are strategic thinking, institutional and political communications, crisis communications, Litigation PR, press relations, writing and editing. Passionate about institutional governance, Elisabeth Tripod-Fatio is President of the Centre social protestant Genève, member of the Board of Trustees of the Swiss Philanthropy Foundation and of Foyer Handicap in Geneva. She is a member of the Swiss Circle of Women Administrators. Mother of three teenagers, Elisabeth Tripod-Fatio holds a master’s degree in economic and social sciences, majoring in organization and management from the University of Geneva. She works in French and English.

Joël Lucas




Specialist in communications and digital communications, Joël Lucas is Account Manager at de facto Communications et Relation publiques. He has developed communications strategies for clients in the financial sector as the founder of an IT company, as well as for the External Affairs Department and the Executive Management for Economic Development, Research and Innovation of the State of Geneva.

He also managed the communications tools of the teaching and learning support center of the University of Geneva. Co-founder and CEO of a company active in Food Tech, Joël is in charge of its promotion and development.Her areas of expertise are digital communications, including social media and web projects, political campaigns, as well as corporate communications and writing.Joël Lucas is also an author, composer, performer and has produced three albums of contemporary music.Father of two children, Joël holds a bachelor’s degree in political science and a master’s degree in European studies (Economics, Politics and Society) from the University of Geneva. Joël Lucas works in French and English.

Céline Zinguinian



Céline Zinguinian is a communications assistant at the de facto agency Communications et Relations publiques. She holds a master’s degree in French and English language and literature from the University of Geneva.

Initially a substitute at the Department of Public Instruction and communications officer for several student associations, Celine joins the agency in 2019. Particularly interested in culture and the arts, her areas of expertise are creative and institutional writing, as well as digital communications. She works in French and English.


Hugo Marchand



Hugo has a bachelor’s degree in law from the University of Geneva, a bachelor’s degree in political communications from the University of Montreal and a master’s degree in strategy from HEC Montreal.

After a long academic career punctuated by several associative experiences and the realization of several consulting mandates, Hugo joined the agency in 2021. His areas of expertise are crisis communications, political communications and legitimacy theory. He works in French and English.