David Kessler is Managing Director of Orange Studio and Director of Orange Content, Orange Group entity for Media and Content Strategy.
David Kessler was Culture and Communication Advisor to the Presidency of the Republic, François Hollande (may 2012-june 2014).
David Kessler was advisor in charge of culture, education, higher education, student life, new technologies and research with Bertrand Delanoë, mayor of Paris (2009 to 2011).
He was advisor for culture and communication with the French Prime Minister, Lionel Jospin (1997 to 2001).
He was Director General of the CSA, the French media regulator, (1996-1997), the National Center of Cinema (2001 to 2004), adviser to the Public French Television President, Marc Tessier, for the strategy and programs (2004-2005), Director of France Culture radio (2005-2008), Director of Inrockuptibles (weekly paper) and French edition of Huffington Post magazines (2011-2012).
He was also Chairman of the Forum des Images.
He is a member of the Conseil d'Etat, and was elected Chairman of the “Sciences Politiques” IEP Council in Saint-Germain-en-Laye.
David Kessler started as a professor of philosophy at Rueil-Malmaison high schools.
David Kessler is a graduate of the Ecole Nationale d'Administration (ENA) and holds a Diplôme d'études approfondies (DEA) and an aggregation of philosophy.