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Hachette Livre announces the appointment of Stéphanie Ferran as Deputy CEO


Lagardère Publishing

Vanves, 13 November 2023

Arnaud Lagardère, Chairman and CEO of Hachette Livre, has decided to appoint Stéphanie Ferran as Deputy CEO of the Hachette Livre group. This appointment takes effect today.

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In her new role, Stéphanie Ferran will support the ambition of the Hachette Livre group in a new phase of its development, by consolidating its positions as a leading player in publishing, by continuing to promote the group, its houses and its authors throughout the world, and by pursuing the major projects undertaken in recent years.

Passionate about literature, Stéphanie Ferran joined Hachette Livre in 2017 as Vice President in charge of business development, French-speaking subsidiaries and major exports. She was a member of the France Executive Committee and the International Executive Committee.

Arnaud Lagardère, Chairman and CEO of Hachette Livre, comments: “I am delighted that Stéphanie Ferran has joined me to open a new chapter in Hachette Livre history. With her knowledge of the Group and her experience of operations, Stéphanie is recognized for her human and professional qualities, her close ties with publishers and the entire publishing ecosystem. She will contribute to the development of this magnificent company throughout the world and consolidate its leading positions”.

Stéphanie Ferran, Deputy CEO of Hachette Livre, adds: “I would like to thank Arnaud Lagardère for his confidence in me. I have had the honor and pleasure to work with the Group’s publishing houses and authors for many years. I look forward to working with all the talented teams at Hachette Livre to continue this wonderful adventure and grasp all the opportunities to succeed along the way”.

Hachette Livre is a subsidiary of Lagardère SA and the world’s third-largest mainstream publishing group (trade and educational). With revenue of €2,748 million in 2022, it is the market leader in France, number two in the UK, third in Spain and fourth in the US (in trade publishing). The Group comprises over 200 imprints which together publish around 15,000 new titles each year in a dozen languages (mainly French, English and Spanish). It covers all segments of the mainstream publishing market: general fiction, nonfiction, paperbacks, children’s and YA books, illustrated books, travel guides, textbooks, study guides and partworks.

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