Takis Candilis, CEO of Lagardère Entertainment, has appointed Christophe Thoral to the position of Chief Operating Officer of Lagardère Entertainment.
In this capacity, he will assist Takis Candilis in steering the operations of the production division, on its development in France and worldwide, and on implementing synergies with other divisions of the Lagardère Group.
Christophe Thoral will double as CEO of Timoon, a subsidiary dedicated to the production of animated television series.
“After being 10 years with the Group, Christophe Thoral is thoroughly conversant with audiovisual media, and more broadly media” said Takis Candilis, CEO of Lagardère Entertainment. “His expertise will be a strong plus for developing new business ventures at Lagardère Entertainment“.
A graduate of ESCP and holder of an MBA from Wharton (USA), Christophe Thoral, 43 years old, began his career in the Bolloré Group in 1991, then in 1996 was project manager at McKinsey before joining the Lagardère Group in 2000 as deputy managing director in charge of strategy and development. As of 2008, he held the position of Head of Development at Lagardère Entertainment and head of animation activities.
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