For decades Edouard has been the representative of PetFood PRO and other journals of the Dr. Harnisch publishing house in France.
Born in Lille in 1937, married to Marie-Christine since 1977, he had two children, Benjamin, *1980, and Constance, *1982. In 2022 he became the happy grandfather of his first grandchild.
He had been taught the German language and culture by his father, a medical doctor. His first internship took him to Leica in Wetzlar, where he developed his passion for Leica and photography.
For 28 years he worked for Gustav Elm, an advertising agency in Paris, which represented, among others, the magazine DER SPIEGEL in France. Since 1993 he has been working independently with his company AD PRESSE International, since 2000 exclusively for Dr. Harnisch Verlag. His son Benjamin has meanwhile succeeded him as area representative for France.
In addition to his professional activities, Mr Costemend was an umpire at the French Open Tennis Championships at Roland Garros. Furthermore, he was characterized by lively cultural and political interests.
Edouard Costemend was a noble, impressive man; he was trusted and held in high esteem everywhere. His integrity was a benchmark for all his colleagues. At the same time Edouard could be very funny and had a warm sense of humor. He was a wonderful host whenever we met in Paris and he loved showing the team different special places, away from the more tourist areas.
We lose a valued friend and good partner and will miss him greatly.
Our sympathy goes to his family, Marie-Christine, Benjamin and Constance.
Benno Keller, Publisher
Ian Healey, Editor-in-Chief