Stéphane Guérillot graduated from Telecom Bretagne, an engineering school and international IT research Centre He joined AFP (Agence France-Presse) in 1982 and got quickly involved in real time image processing. He was involved in the ISO JPEG standardization work and the development of the IPTC IIM standard. In 2002, he was appointed as AFP Director for the Technical International Affairs. From 2003 to 2007, he was the CEO of the APF subsidiary Fileas. Since 2015, he is the CEO of AFP BLUE, providing AFP – and third parties – with financial means, value added services and innovative technical solutions. Since 1995 Stéphane is AFP delegate to IPTC and its Chairman from 2005 until 2011. At present, he is a member of the IPTC Board and Chair of the Standards Committee.