After graduating from ESCP Europe (class of ’99), Koussée spent nine years developing experience in the FMCG sector. She started out at Danone, as Brand Manager in the LU Biscuits division. Of French and Russian nationality, Koussée went on to spend five years in charge of Scandinavian, Russian and European Travel Retail for Martell, Mumm and Perrier-Jouet within the Pernod Ricard Group.
From 2008 to 2011, Koussée founded and ran SolutionAppart, an intermediary between interior designers and their clients. She then joined Webhelp as Marketing Manager, and then Marketing Director for the French Cluster.