Stephane Pere has been the chief data officer at The Economist since October 2013. He joined the group's Paris office in 2007 to manage online advertising sales for continental Europe, Middle-East and Africa. In 2010 he moved to New York to launch Ideas People Media. Additionally, from 2012, he was the head of digital advertising sales and agency solutions for the Americas. Prior to joining The Economist, Stephane worked in the advertising industry, including Yahoo!, Canal+, and Bloomberg Television.