Reporters d’Espoirs is a team of journalists, media professionals, media analysts, event organizers, etc., managed by Gilles Vanderpooten.
Myriam Crété-O’Carroll is the international correspondent for Reporters d’Espoirs/Reporters of Hope. Myriam has worked and still collaborates with international influential media outlets and organisations such as CNN, The World Economic Forum, Accenture, E&Y, Havas Media, The Women’s Forum, Thomson Reuters Foundation, CNBC Europe, French Radio London, BBC World Service, BBC Media Action.
Passionate about innovation, storytelling and creativity as drivers for positive transformation, Myriam puts meaningful content at the heart of communications. Myriam delivers workshops and speaks on media leadership around the world including Algeria, Tunisia, Francophone and Anglophone Africa and the Middle East.
Gilles Vanderpooten has experience in the fields of both entrepreneuship, non-governemtal organizations and civil society, journalism and writing. He his involved into various activities and organizations he contributed to launch and manage.
Editor in Chief and then Managing Director of Reporters d’Espoirs (Reporters of Hope) NGO , he works with the media to spotlight people who take the initiative all around the world.
He launched « La France des Solutions » annual event in 2013 with the presence of the French President, an event that reach 600 leaders and journalists, and more than 25 millions citizens in 2019. He manages the « Reporters d’Espoirs Award » to honour journalists who report on innovative and meaningful answers to major concerns of our time. He created « Solutions in light » exhibition and charity at Palais d’Iena, with French designer Philippe Starck, and 60 artists -JonOne, Raymond Depardon, Jef Aerosol, Vladimir Velickovic, Ernest Pignon-Ernest, etc.
Cofounder of several organisations, he is particularly involved into answers to environmental challenges with the co-creation of: the Environmental Film Festival of Nantes (2006), REFEDD, the French network of students involved into sustainability (2007), Coordinator of PLANET-D AWARDS, rewarding students who lead social and environmental initiatives on campuses (2007), Founder of Le Tour de France du développement durable (2008).
As a journalist and editor, he writes books with people like: Ambassador writer of the best-seller « Indignez-vous ! » Stephane Hessel, famous designer Philippe Starck, first-lady Danielle Mitterrand, and scenarist Jean Claude Carrière honored by an Oscar in 2015.
As an entrepreneur, he launched his first business at the age of 14, with the creation of an activity dedicated to news and web creation.