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Jean-Christophe Thiery

Chairman and Chief Executive officer

A graduate of the École nationale d’administration in 1997, Jean-Christophe Thiery began his career in public administration. After spending two years in Perpignan as Chief of Staff to the Prefect of the Pyrénées-Orientales department, he joined the French Ministry of the Economy and Finance in 1999 as Chief of Staff to the Director General of Public Accounts.

In 2001, he joined the Bolloré group to set up and develop its media division. Appointed Chief Executive Officer of Bolloré Media, he launched the television channel Direct 8, before moving on to set up free news daily Direct Matin. He went on to consolidate Bolloré Media’s assets with the acquisitions of digital terrestrial television channel Virgin 17, polling institute CSA and WiFi provider Wifirst, as well as stakes in broadcasting service provider Euromedia-SFP and French video game leader Bigben-Nacon.

Following the sale of the Direct 8 and Direct 17 channels to the Canal+ group in 2012, and the entry of the Bolloré group into the capital of Vivendi at that same time, Jean-Christophe Thiery joined the Canal+ group in 2015 as Chairman of the Management Board before being appointed Chairman of the Supervisory Board in 2018.