Alexandre Havard

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Alexandre Havard
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Born(1962-02-07)February 7, 1962
OccupationWriter & Founder
Known forAuthor of Virtuous Leadership, Founder of Havard Virtuous Leadership Institute
Parent(s)Cyril Havard, Irene Gedevanishvili

Alexandre Havard (born 1962) is the author of Virtuous Leadership: An Agenda for Personal Excellence (New York, 2007) and Created for Greatness: The Power of Magnanimity (Washington, 2011). Since 2007 "Virtuous Leadership" has been translated into 20 languages.

Alexandre Havard is also the founder of the Virtuous Leadership Institute, which promotes the classical virtues as the basis of effective leadership.

Born in France, Havard studied law in Paris (1981-1986) and served as a barrister in Strasbourg (1987-1989) and Helsinki. Since 2007, he has been living and working in Moscow.

Alexandre Havard's father, Cyril Havard (1929- ), is the son of Russian emigrants, Pavel Havard-Dianin (1903-1980) and Nina Anossova (1903-1998), who fled St. Petersburg during the Bolshevik Revolution and settled, in the early 1920s, in Paris. His mother, Irene Gedevanishvili (1938-2011), is the daughter of Artchil Gedevanishvili (1898-1971), a Georgian aristocrat, who left the Soviet Union in 1926 and settled in Paris where he married Madeleine Ducrocq (1898-1975), the daughter of a French Army General.

Havard is a numerary member of the Catholic personal prelature of Opus Dei.[1]


  • My Russian Way: A Spiritual Autobiography. University of Mary. 2016. ISBN 9780965288095.
  • Virtuous Leadership: An Agenda for Personal Excellence. Scepter Publishers. 2017. ISBN 9781594171116.


  1. ^ Havard, Alexandre (2016). My Russian Way: A Spiritual Autobiography. University of Mary. ISBN 9780965288095. Retrieved 10 February 2020.

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