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Maxime Saada

Vice-President of the Lagardère group

Maxime Saada is a graduate of the Institut d’Études Politiques de Paris (Sciences-Po – 1992) and holds an MBA from HEC (1994).

Maxime Saada began his career in 1994 in the United States within the North American branch of DATAR (France’s Inter-ministerial Delegation of Land Planning and Regional Attractiveness). In 1999, he joined the consulting firm McKinsey & Company before being appointed EVP Strategy of Canal+ Group five years later.

After contributing to the merger with TPS, he successively held the positions of Marketing Director, Head of Canalsat, Commercial Director, and Executive Vice President in charge of Distribution, before being promoted to Executive Vice President in charge of pay-TV  in 2013.

In July 2015, he was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Canal+ Group. In January 2016, he was also appointed Chairman and CEO of Dailymotion. In February 2018, he was appointed Chairman of Studiocanal, then in April 2018, Chairman of Canal+ Group’s Management Board. He has been Chairman of the Parisian live performance venue L’Olympia since May 31, 2023, and was appointed Vice-President of the Lagardère group on November 29, 2023.

Maxime Saada has been a member of the Vivendi Management Board since June 24, 2022.