As part of the ongoing strengthening of its management structure, the Lagardère group is pleased to announce the appointment of Sophie Stabile as Group Chief Financial Officer.
Ms Stabile will also sit on the Management Board.
Sophie Stabile is 50 years old and a graduate of the École Supérieure de Gestion et Finances business school. She began her career as an auditor with Deloitte, before going on to hold various management positions within the AccorHotels group. In particular, she held the position of Chief Executive Officer of HotelsServices France and Switzerland, before being appointed Chief Financial Officer. She also sits on the boards of various international groups, including Sodexo, Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield.
Sophie Stabile takes over from Gérard Adsuar, who joined the Group more than thirty years ago and successfully led various projects as Chief Financial Officer, including in relation to the Group’s strategic transformation and financial performance optimisation.
Arnaud Lagardère commented: “On behalf of the Managing Partners, I would like to thank Gérard Adsuar warmly for his commitment to the Group over all these years. I am delighted to welcome Sophie Stabile on to the Management Board. With more than 25 years’ experience in financial and operational positions, Sophie is recognised as an expert in her field, as well as for her rigour and ability to rally teams around ambitious projects. Sophie will be a great asset for our management team.
Created in 1992, Lagardère is an international group with operations in more than 40 countries worldwide. It employs over 30,000 people and generated revenue of €7,211 million in 2019.
In 2018, the Group launched its strategic refocusing around two priority divisions: Lagardère Publishing (Book and e-Publishing, Mobile and Board games) and Lagardère Travel Retail (Travel Essentials, Duty Free & Fashion, Foodservice).
The Group's operating assets also include Lagardère News and Lagardère Live Entertainment.
Lagardère shares are listed on Euronext Paris.