Board of directors

The Management Board consists of 12 members whose cooptation was ratified at the Fnac Group’s General Meeting of 17 June 2016.

Alexandre Bompard

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
of Fnac

See biography

Patricia Barbizet

Chief Executive Officer of Artémis, the Vice-Chairman of the Board of Directors of Kering and the Chairman of Christie’s International

See biography

Carole Ferrand

Chief Financing Officer of the Artémis group

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Graduate of the École des Hautes Études Commerciales (class of 1992). Ms. Ferrand started her career at PriceWaterhouseCoopers, where she was an auditor and later a financial advisor in the Transaction Services Division. In 2000, she joined Sony France, the French subsidiary of the consumer and professional electronics branch of the Sony Corporation group, as Financial Director before becoming General Secretary in 2002. In 2011, she held the position of Chief Financial Officer of the Europacorp group. Since January 2013 she has been Financing Director at Artémis Group and in charge of strategic and financial support for certain investments.

A graduate of the École Supérieure de Commerce de Paris. She started her career in the Renault Group as Treasurer of Renault Véhicules Industriels, then Chief Financial Officer of Renault Crédit International. She joined the Pinault Group in 1989 as a financial officer. In 1992, she became the Chief Executive Officer of Artémis then in 2004, Chief Executive Officer of Financierd Pinault. She is currently the Chief Executive Officer of Artémis, the Vice-Chairman of the Board of Directors of Kering and the Chairman of Christie’s International.

Alexandre Bompard - Graduate of the Institut d’Études Politiques in Paris, with a degree in public law and a postgraduate degree in economics, and a graduate of the École Nationale de l’Administration (Cyrano de Bergerac class). After being appointed to the French General Inspectorate of Finance (1999-2002), Mr. Bompard became technical adviser to François Fillon, then Minister for Social Affairs, Labor and Solidarity (April-December 2003). From 2004 to 2008, Mr. Bompard was assigned many roles within the Canal + Group. He was Chief of Staff to Bertrand Méheut (2004-2005), then Director of Sport and Public Affairs within the Group (June 2005 to June 2008). In June 2008, he was appointed Chairman and CEO of Europe 1 and Europe 1 Sport. Since January 2011, he has been Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Fnac and was an advisory member of the Board and member of the Kering Executive Committee until April 2013.

Brigitte Taittinger-Jouyet

Director of Strategy and Development at Sciences Po – Paris (a)

See biography

Antoine Gosset-Grainville

Founder of the law firm BDGS Associés (a)

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Alban Gréget

Investment Director for the Artémis Group and Director of several Artémis Group companies

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Graduate of l’École supérieure des sciences économiques et commerciales. Mr. Gréget was an analyst in Corporate Finance at Société Générale in Paris and then in London (1997-2000). From 2001 to 2008, he was an Analyst and then Associate before becoming Vice President of mergers and acquisitions at Merrill Lynch in Paris. Since March 2008, he has been Investment Director for the Artémis Group, where he is in charge of new investments, mergers and acquisitions and the strategic and financial oversight of certain investments. He is a Director of several Artémis Group companies.

A graduate of the Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris, the holder of a “Bank and finance” DESS from the Université Paris-IX Dauphine and graduate of the Ecole Nationale de l’Administration (promotion Léon Gambetta). Appointed to the General Inspection of Finances in 1993, he became Deputy Secretary General of the Economic and Financial Committee of the European Union in 1997. From 1999 to 2002, he was an Advisor of economic and industrial affairs in the Cabinet of Pascal Lamy at the European Commission. An attorney licensed in Paris and Brussells, in 2002 he became a partner at the law firm of Gide Loyrette Nouel. In 2007, he was appointed Deputy Director of the cabinet of the Prime Minister, François Fillon, in charge of economic and financial matters. In March 2010, he became Deputy Chief Executive Officer of the Caisse des Dépôts in charge of finance, strategy, investments and steering of European and international activities, then Chief Executive Officer of the Caisse des Dépôts Group by interim from February to July 2012. In April 2013, he formed the law firm BDGS Associés.

Graduated from the Institut d’études politiques de Paris and holds a Master’s in History from the Université des sciences humaines; Head of advertising at Publicis (1984-1988), in 1988 Ms. Taittinger-Jouyet became project manager for the Marketing Division of the Louvre group in charge of industrial and budget hotel products. From 1991 to 2012, she was Chair of the Société des Parfums Annick Goutal. Since 2013, she has been Director of Strategy and Development at the Institut d’Études Politiques de Paris (Sciences Po – Paris).

Nonce Paolini

Chairman & CEO of TF1 Group (a)

See biography

Arthur Sadoun

Chairman of the Board of Publicis France and Chief Executive of Public Worldwide (a)

See biography

Jacques Veyrat

Chairman of Impala (a)

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Graduated from Ecole Polytechnique (class of 1983) and the Collège des Ingenieurs (class of 1989), and has an engineering degree from Ponts et Chaussés (class of 1988). He was appointed to the Treasury Department where he served as Secretary for the Inter-ministerial Committee on Industrial Reconstruction (“Comité interministériel de restructuration industrielle”) for the period 1989-1991, then deputy Secretary General to the Club of Paris from 1991 to 1993. From 1993 to 1995, he served as Technical Cabinet Adviser to the Ministry of Transport Equipment, Tourism and the Seas. In 1995, he joined the Louis Dreyfus group as Chief Executive of Louis Dreyfus Shipbuilders (1995-1998), before becoming Chairman-Chief Executive Officer of Louis Dreyfus Communications, which was renamed Neuf Cegetel, from 1998 to 2008 and then Chairman - Chief Executive Officer of the Louis Dreyfus group from 2008 to 2011. Since 2011, he has been Chairman of Impala.

A graduate of the European Business School and holds an MBA from the European Institute of Business Administration (“l’Institut européen d’administration des affaires”). He created his own public relations firm in Chile before joining the TBWA network in Paris as Director of International Strategic Planning and then Director of Development. In 2000 he was named Chief Executive Officer of TBWA/Paris and then went on to become Chairman of the Board in 2003.  In 2006, he joined Publicis Conseil as Chairman-Chief Executive Officer. He has been Chairman of the Board of Publicis France since 2009 and has been Chief Executive of Public Worldwide, since 2011.

Nonce Paolini – Master’s degree in literature and graduate of the Paris Institut d’Études Politiques (class of 1972). Mr. Paolini began his career with EDF-GDF, where he held operational and management positions. In 1998, he joined the Bouygues group, where he successively held the positions of Director of Development and Director of Human Resources, before going on to become central Director of Communications. In 1993, he joined TF1 as Director of Human Resources, and in 1999, he was appointed Deputy Chief Executive Officer. In 2002 he was appointed Deputy Chief Executive Officer of Bouygues Telecom and then Managing Director and Board member in April 2004. In 2007, he was appointed CEO of TF1 Group, then Chairman & CEO in 2008 until February 2016.

Marie Cheval

Chief Executive Officer of BOURSORAMA (a)

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Stéphane Roussel

Member of the Management Board and Chief Operating Officer of Vivendi

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Simon Gillham

Member of the Management Board, Chairman of Vivendi Village and Senior Executive Vice President, Communications

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Simon Gillham, born on February 24, 1956, holds degrees from both the University of Sussex and the University of Bristol. In 1981, Simon Gillham began his career at Thomson where he was responsible for language and management training. In 1985 he formed his own training and communication company: York Consultants. In 1991 he was appointed Vice President Communications of Thomson Consumer Electronics and subsequently joined the CarnaudMetalbox group in 1994. In early 1999, Simon Gillham became Vice President Global Communications of the Valeo group before assuming the position of Vice President Communications at Havas in April 2001. He joined Vivendi in 2007, serving as Senior Executive Vice President, Communications & CSR. Simon Gillham was appointed as a member of Vivendi’s Management Board in November 2015. Simon Gillham is today Chairman of Vivendi Village which includes the activities of Vivendi Ticketing, MyBestPro (connecting individual consumers with professional service providers), Watchever (subscription video on demand), Radionomy (radio platform) and the legendary Paris theatre L’Olympia of which he is the Chairman. He is also responsible for the group’s talent management and live events activities. He is a Vice President of CA Brive Rugby Club. In 2010, Simon Gillham was awarded the OBE (Officer of the British Empire) by Queen Elizabeth II.

Stéphane Roussel was born on October 12, 1961, and is a graduate of the École des Psychologues Praticiens de Paris. From 1985 to 1997, Stéphane Roussel worked at Xerox. From 1997 to 2004, Mr. Roussel held positions within the Carrefour Group. He was first appointed Director of Human Resources for hypermarkets in France, before becoming Director of Human Resources Development for international business and then Director of Human Resources France for the entire Carrefour Group. From 2004-2009, he served as SFR’s Vice President of Human Resources. Mr. Roussel held the position of Executive Vice President of Human Resources at Vivendi from 2009 to 2012 before being appointed Chairman-Chief Executive Officer of SFR. He joined the group’s General Management team in August 2013 and was appointed to Vivendi’s Management Board in June 2014. Since November 2015, Mr. Roussel has held the position of Vivendi’s Chief Operating Officer after serving as its Senior Executive Vice President, Development and Organization since October 2014.

Marie Cheval is and has been Chief Executive Officer of BOURSORAMA since March 2013. She is 41 years of age and graduated from the Institut d’Études Politiques de Paris (Sciences Po – Paris) in 1995. Upon leaving ENA in 1999, she began her career at the Inspectorate of Finance of La Poste before moving on to its Financial Services Division in 2002, which became La Banque Postale in 2006. She was successively the Strategy Director, Sales and Marketing Director, and Chief Operating Officer at La Banque Postale. In 2011 she joined Société Générale group as Director of Global Transaction and Payment Services.

(a) Independent Director