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Canal+ expands responsibilities of Management Board

April 9, 2021

Canal+ Group has expanded the areas of responsibility of each member of the Management Board. The French studio and distributor says the decision will help accelerate the development of the group.

Jacques du Puy, Group Deputy CEO and President of Canal+ International, will oversee, in addition to his current duties, the activities of Canal+ Tech teams, with a view to accelerating the Group’s digital transformation and bringing together technical solutions and information systems in all 40 countries where it is active, in Europe, Africa and Asia.

Frank Cadoret, Group Deputy CEO and Canal+ France CEO, will also now lead partnership opportunities with the Vivendi Group entities. His main mission will be to leverage existing operational and geographical synergies to establish structuring alliances in content, distribution and technology.

Grégoire Castaing, Group Deputy CEO in charge of Finance and Strategy, will add to his responsibilities the supervision of the Group’s actions in the fight against discrimination, representation of diversity and environmental protection. His main mission will be to coordinate the initiatives taken within the internal committees on these topics launched at the end of 2018 for all countries and activities of Canal+ Group. In addition, he will oversee the Group’s real estate activities, and as such will lead the relocation of Canal+ Group’s headquarters in 2022.

Maxime Saada, Chairman and CEO, commented: “Canal+ Group’s strategic plan over the past five years has enabled the company to turn around its business in France, to double the number of subscribers worldwide, to develop an unrivalled OTT viewing experience via myCanal, and to significantly improve the Group’s profitability in order to invest in its development. Now is the time to accelerate to make the most of the positive effects of Canal+’s global footprint. This is why I have decided to give Management Board members new responsibilities, based on their experience and track-records.”

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