Executive Director GMT Publishing
“Building, creating, believing and writing”
Brice has an entrepreneurial spirit; his head is always full of ideas and he loves to throw himself into new projects. He is the founder of magazines GMT and Skippers, of which he’s editor-in-chief; he also created the Geneva Watch Tour, and has just launched the Fine Watch Club for watch collectors. At work his time is split between sailing and watches, and his free time is spent with his family and in outdoor pursuits. After completing his first marathon in 3 hours 41 minutes, this lover of challenges has taken on new heights with the Matterhorn Ultraks in Zermatt or the Sierre-Zinal race also called the “Race of the Five 4000m Peaks”. With a pen and persistence you can move mountains.
Operations & Digital Director WorldTempus
“Live life to the full and never put off until tomorrow what you can do today, because it might be too late.”
Cyrille works at the speed of a human TGV. He’s always on the lookout for ways to improve our website performance. Like a detective, the WorldTempus director of operations takes his magnifying glass to the global performance statistics, with a view to boosting traffic and increasing audience figures. He believes communication is key, and successful team and project management depend on judicious allocation of tasks and responsibilities. His secret weapon for switching off from the digital world is music. He’s a talented pianist, and has played jazz and boogie-woogie for forty years. He has shared the stage with leading musicians at festivals all over the world.
Sales Director GMT Publishing
“90% is in the mind!” (Mike Horn)
For GMT Publishing’s commercial director, every day is different. When Liah’s not on the phone talking to clients, she enjoys seeing the layout of the next magazine issue taking shape over the weeks leading up to publication time, when stress levels begin to rise. In addition to her sales role, she threw herself into the challenge of giving the magazine a facelift, and was the driving force behind the new layout. Outside of work she’s a keen diver, and she thrives on a challenge, the weirder, the better! For instance, one 3 January she went on an underwater adventure in Iceland to explore the place where the American and Eurasian tectonic plates meet, and she almost froze!
Editor in chief WorldTempus
« Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness sand streams in the wasteland. » (Isaiah 43:18–19)
Suzanne can often be seen wandering around the open-space office, lost in thought, preparing her next editorial for WorldTempus. For she needs to assemble and put in order all the information she collects on a subject that fascinates her to no end: watchmaking. And then pass on her knowledge to her readers. It is this challenge that drives Suzanne, alongside two other long-standing passions: literature and music. There are also other temporal activities she enjoys, and discovering new Geneva eateries is an essential one for her!
« Tremble but dare! » (Susan Jeffers)
Sophie has loved writing stories ever since she was a little girl. While you may be accustomed to reading her articles that involve sharing her passion for watchmaking, you’ll also find her writing in the publications of various charitable organizations to which she devotes her time. And these days she can also be found telling her stories in front of the camera, as sever driven by the same inspiration: her colleagues and the many people she meets. With the London Marathon in her sights, she is continuing her trajectory by raising funds for wheelchair-bound children! Some stories are definitely worth telling…
SEO Executive WorldTempus
“I never lose. I either win or learn.” (Nelson Mandela)
As webmaster and SEO executive of WorldTempus, David wears several hats. When his eyes are on his computer screen, it’s almost impossible to break his concentration. He can happily spend the day studying algorithms, coding and penetrating the secrets of digital marketing without raising his eyes from his screen. For him, there’s no problem that doesn’t have a solution. He is an avid learner, and likes to teach himself new things, mainly about e-commerce and new technologies. However, outside of work his main focus is his three children, with whom he spends most of his free time.
Head of Digital Projects
“Beauty is in the eye of the beholder” (Oscar Wilde)
Looking for a community manager who can do web design and keep up with digital marketing while making sure you benefit from incredibly appealing visuals? Sorry, but it’s GMT Publishing that has this particular ‘Swiss Army knife’ in the person of Léana… She is never happier than when managing 360° projects, from conceptualization to action. Léana can spend one day behind a screen and the next creating live content with a client. Once she puts down her mouse, her focus changes to different projects that are equally important to her, including family, gastronomy and tourism.
Editorial Team And Web Publishing WorldTempus
“Life is not always a matter of holding good cards, but sometimes, playing a poor hand well.” (Jack London)
Jordy is often the source of bursts of laughter that resonate on the editorial side of WorldTempus. Because sharing is important to him. One day it’ll be by teaching French and Spanish, another it’ll be through watchmaking. He loves visiting brands to discover their new products and facilities and then writing articles to share his experiences. An accomplished athlete, from volleyball to fitness, running or skiing, Jordy is also a tireless traveller, guided by his love of French and Spanish literature.
Sales Manager GMT Magazine
Camille is fascinated by the creative and technical world of watchmaking, and took to the role of sales manager for GMT like a fish to water. In her view, the key to positive collaboration is ensuring a “win-win” situation, which is why she does her best to meet the requests of advertisers. She thrives on the human contact her job involves, and enjoys meeting new people. After moving to Geneva in 2017 she had a go at paddle boarding, and has discovered a new passion. When the sun shines at the weekend she likes nothing better than to paddle along the shores of Lake Geneva.
Administrative and Accounting Manager GMT Publishing
“Here is my secret. It is very simple. One only sees clearly with the heart. What is essential is invisible to the eye.” (Le Petit Prince, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry)
Alexandra, head of administration and finance, always seems to be smiling. Her philosophy can be summed up by Rudyard Kipling’s famous poem “If”. Whatever the situation, she looks for solutions, tries to secure the best outcome and always brings out the best in people and their work. She enjoys organising and having to think on her feet. She loves to travel, and is always looking for new places to explore and rich new experiences to discover. She couldn’t imagine living anywhere that wasn’t near water.
Editorial Assistant, Skippers
Administration And Accounting, GMT Publishing
“Luck governs a little more than half of our actions, and we’re in control of the rest.” (Niccolò Machiavelli)
Immersed in checking over an article before sending the next issue of Skippers off to the printer before the deadline, Julien may have to break his concentration to look at an invoice before contacting a supplier. His job is multifaceted, but that’s fine because he likes to know how organisations work by playing the role of facilitator. Julien’s insatiable curiosity leads him to devour current affairs in every format. He’s a voracious reader, as well as being a committed member of his local community. Any free time that remains is devoted to his other great passion: cooking.
Assistant Editor-in-Chief Skippers Magazine
“There’s always a positive way to look at things. The harder the road, the more amazing the view!”
The hypnotic click-clack of a computer keyboard in the morning, accompanied by the smell of coffee… and then Laurent’s gruff voice breaks the silence and rouses Quentin from his daydream. It’s in this peaceful, congenial atmosphere that he is most productive. The deputy editor-in-chief of Skippers Voile & Océan thrives on human contact, the inexhaustible diversity of his subjects, and the incredible lakes and oceans that are his daily playground, both at work and in his free time. Quentin never misses an opportunity to sail. He doesn’t mind how, as long as the view is good and the experience is enriching.
Marketing and distribution GMT Magazine & Skippers Magazine
“A life is made up of details, but a detail can change a life.” (Remy Goyer)
A small island of calm and serenity remains untouched amid a sometimes noisy open-space office. Maëlys is in charge of marketing the magazines, which must be distributed through a multitude of different media. While her favorite activity is digitalizing GMT and Skippers, she also interacts with many of our partners and is in the vanguard of social media follow-up. It is therefore the most natural thing in the world for her to escape the ever-present screens by escaping to the nearby mountains, even though the lakes she comes across will remind her of the next Skippers!
Sales Manager Skippers Magazine
“It’s better to make your life a dream than to dream your life away.”
Around the time when Skippers Voile & Océan is getting ready to go to the printer’s, a rather noisy competition starts up between Quentin’s live readings and Laurent’s phone conversations. But despite this temporary tension, they make a good double act. As sales manager, Laurent is always on the lookout for new challenges, trying to beat his sales targets. Whether at nautical fairs, in the office or on the phone, his job revolves around talking to people, and that’s why he likes it. During his free time, Laurent enjoys taking part in and watching sport, cooking, discovering new destinations and photographing them.
Sales Manager SNG magazine and Boards
“The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist hopes it will change; the realist adjusts his sails.” (William Arthur Ward)
Shouldering commercial responsibility not only for SNG Magazine that is now published several times a year, but also for the growing Boards special edition, Nicolas is reaffirming his taste for challenges. Comfortably seated in in his chair in a perfectly aerodynamic position, with the phone stuck to his ear, his voice mingles with those of the company’s sailors. A hedonist who enjoys life to the fullest, he enjoys windsurfing, sailing, skiing and biking, and is like a fish in water in his new environment. When the wind blows on the lake it is therefore not surprising to see him slip away with Quentin for an hour or so…