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executive , consultant

Jean Christian des Portes, Austrian, Indonesian, French finance executive, consultant.


Portes, Jean Christian des was born on June 25, 1946 in Innsbruck, Tyrol, Austria. Son of Claude and Claire (Martin) des Portes.


Grad.M, Ecole Superieure de Commerce, Amiens, France, 1971. Master of Business Administration, European Institute of Business Administration (Institut Européen d'Administration des Affaires), Fontainebleau, France, 1978.


Executive secretary SOFRELEC/World Bank, Jakarta, Java, Indonesia, 1971-1974. Resident manager Chantiers de l'Atlantique, Indonesia, 1974-1977. Export manager International Society for Optical Engineering Batignolles, Paris, 1979, Zodiac-Aerazur, Paris, 1979-1986.

Minister conseiller technique Ministry Foreign Trade, 1986-1988. President, Chief Executive Officer Foch Finance, since 1989. Visiting professor Ecole Superieure de Commerce, Amiens, Somme, 1976-1977.

Director Yachting International, Paris, 1977-1980, Maison de la France, Paris, 1987-1988. President, Chief Executive Officer Newbroad International Communications, Paris, 1992-1994. President Video on Demand Corporation, Irvine, California, since 1998.

Auditor E.N.A., 1986-1987.


  • Other Work

    • Contributor: (with others) Pour un Dialogue Nord-Sud, 1985. Author articles to Le Figaro.


North-South commission member Club 89, Paris, 1981-1986, member steering committee, 1986-1988. Auditor Cab 86, Paris, 1984-1986. Member cabinet Ministry Foreign Trade, 1986-1988.

Member Association Demain La France, Paris, 1992-1999, Rassemblement pour une France Libre dans une Europe Souveraine, Paris, since 2000, Rassemblement pour la Republique, Paris, since 1976.


  • Other Interests

    Sailing, apiculture, geopolitics.


Married Elisabeth Ponsolle, December 16, 1975 (divorced 1997). Children: Francois, Quentin.

Claude Portes

Claire (Martin) Portes

Elisabeth Ponsolle

Francois Portes

Quentin Portes