Gilles is the Director for Asia Pacific of the Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA) and the
Executive Director of AAJA’s Advancing News Diversity in Asia (ANDA) initiative. Prior to joining AAJA, Gilles has worked at advancing press freedom and the sustainability of quality, independent journalism for over 15 years at WAN-IFRA, the World Association of News publishers, in particular as Director of Asia between 2014 and 2018. He was also editor of Asia’s leading B2B publication for the news industry, Asia NewsMedia Focus, from 2009 to 2019. More recently, Gilles was heading Public Policy and Government Affairs APAC for the news and media industries at Google. Gilles started his carrier in the press department of the European Commission Representation in Madrid, Spain. He graduated in both Law and Philosophy and holds a Master Degree in Philosophy of the Law from La Sorbonne University.