Regulatory News :
Vivendi’s (Paris:VIV) Supervisory Board, in its meeting today, co-opted
Vincent Bolloré, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Bolloré
Group, as a member of the Supervisory Board.
This co-option became possible following the vacancy left by the
resignation of Jean-Yves Charlier, who has now taken on an operational
role within the group since the beginning of October. It will be
submitted to the next General Shareholders Meeting for ratification.
In addition, Pascal Cagni, who has just left his post as General
Manager, VP Europe, Middle East, India and Africa (EMEIA) of Apple Inc.,
was today appointed as an attending Director of the Supervisory Board.
Vivendi is at the heart of the
worlds of content, platforms and interactive networks.
combines the world leader in video games (Activision Blizzard), the
world leader in music (Universal Music Group), the French leader in
alternative telecoms (SFR), the Moroccan leader in telecoms (Maroc
Telecom), the leading alternative broadband operator in Brazil (GVT) and
the French leader in pay-TV (Canal+ Group).
In 2011, Vivendi
achieved revenues of €28.8 billion and adjusted net income of €2.95
billion. The Group has over 58,300 employees.
Vincent Bolloré is a doctor of law and Chairman and Chief
Executive Officer of the Bolloré group.
He began his career in 1970
as a representative of the Banque de l’Union européenne before
joining La Compagnie Financière Edmond de Rothschild in 1976.
1981, he became Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Bolloré
group’s paper business. Under Vincent Bolloré, the group became one of
the world’s 500 largest companies. As a listed company, the Bolloré
group has a strong position in each of its businesses, organized in
three divisions: Transport and Logistics, Communication and Media, and
Electricity Storage. The group also manages a long-term investments
Pascal Cagni is a key player in the European digital
economy. He successfully led the deployment of innovative and
groundbreaking products and services.
Recruited by Steve Jobs in
early 2000, as General Manager and Vice President Apple Europe,
Middle-East, India, and Africa (EMEIA) he led for 12 years a region of
130 countries with revenues growing from $1.2 billion to close to over
Starting his career as a consultant at Booz & Co he
joined Compaq Computers, established Software Publishing France (SPC)
and then led Packard Bell NEC as the number one home PC manufacturer.
holds an MA in Law, is a graduate of l’Institut d’Etudes Politiques in
Paris, holds an MBA from HEC and graduated from Stanford Business School