Sophie Noël
Managing Director of heaven

As Managing Director, Sophie combines her work ethic with her taste for beautiful stories to co-lead strategy, manage sales teams and advise heaven’s clients.

As a fan of literature, who graduated from Sciences-Po Grenoble in 1999, Sophie almost chose a career in publishing. At the same time she was also interested in the possibilities arising from new communication technologies and their promise to bring about new types of narrative. She gained a Masters from Celsa and started work for Edelman France, which quickly led her to meeting Diane Leray-Lemoine and Arthur Kannas. These two were also fascinated by the Internet and began the process of launching heaven. Sophie was the agency’s first employee and soon after, the third partner. Heaven established itself as one of the most creative players on the digital influence market: they had the first influencer and community manager programmes, grew very quickly and joined the group in 2009 to continue growing further. The agency’s clients include Samsung (“Unleash your finger”), Jean-Paul Gauthier and Peugeot. Sophie doesn’t like to be bored and so took an MBA at HEC from 2013 to 2015 with a view to expanding her entrepreneurial vision and refining her (benevolent) management skills.

Sophie is also involved with an association that works with hospitals, and still finds time to take care of her large family; although she doesn’t have quite enough time to discover as many new American writers as she’d like.