June 21, 2017, Washington, DC  Blue Star Strategies, LLC announced that Mathilde Defarges, Partner at Arcturus Group, will serve as strategic advisor for France and Brussels to the firm.

Ms. Defarges will work with Blue Star Strategies to drive Transatlantic policy and investment by supporting European clients with interests in the United States and North American clients with interests in France and Brussels. She will continue to serve as partner at Arcturus Group from her Paris and Brussels offices.

“We are delighted to have Mathilde serve as strategic advisor in France and Brussels to our firm,” said Sally Painter, Chief Operating Officer of Blue Star Strategies. “With our long-standing work in Europe and deep commitment to Transatlantic relations and investment, we look forward to working with Arcturus Group to help European clients enter, navigate, and succeed in the complex U.S. marketplace and public policy arena.”

“I am thrilled that we are teaming up with such a renowned and respected U.S. firm as Blue Star Strategies,” said Mathilde Defarges, Partner at Arcturus Group. “Their political and policy acumen in the U.S. at the highest levels combined with their results-oriented approach comes at just the right time to be supporting Transatlantic business and will be an immediate asset for U.S. oriented clients based in France and Europe.”

“As the United States and European Union meet new strategic challenges, it’s the right time to develop such an alliance” said Gilles Teisseyre, Founder and Executive-President of ARCTURUS Group. “Our shared value and expertise in public affairs will facilitate and develop new transatlantic prospects for our clients.”


ARCTURUS GROUP is a public affairs firm operating in five European offices—Brussels, Paris, Marseille, Berlin, and Warsaw. The consultancy represents its clients’ interests to the European and national public authorities and allows its clients to expand into new markets by identifying strategic institutional levers.

Online at http://www.arcturus-group.com/en/.

About Blue Star Strategies, LLC

Blue Star Strategies, LLC is an international strategic consulting, public affairs, and government relations firm, based in Washington, DC and serving global clients. Its professionals work across diverse industry sectors representing global corporations, governments, and multilateral organizations to solve their political, public policy, regulatory, investment, and resource challenges in the United States and in emerging markets around the world.

In the United States, the firm helps public and private sector clients navigate, impact, and leverage a complex array of policy, decision, and influence makers—ranging from federal and state government, legislative, and regulatory bodies to nongovernmental advocates, public policy institutions and think tanks, private sector, and the media. The firm offers a comprehensive suite of strategic planning, external and public affairs, policy analysis, stakeholder engagement, issue advocacy, business development, and government relations services.

Online at http://www.bluestarstrategies.com/.