Lachkar named ITV Studios France CEO
December 7, 2021
Thierry Lachkar has been named as the CEO of ITV Studios France. He takes up the helm at the label with a focus on building and growing the company, which works with a numner of the biggest French TV broadcasters and platforms.
Shows produced by ITV Studios France include The Voice, which saw a record-breaking tenth season on TF1; The Voice All Stars and 4 Mariages Pour 1 Lune de Miel (a French version of Four Weddings), as well as talent show Spectaculaire, a co-production for France 2, and Nabilla: Sans Filtre, a co-production for Amazon Prime Vidéo.
Lachkar founded the French independent production company, Deeply Superficial and is currently its Managing Director, which has seen success with formats like Surprise Sur Prise, RTL Pop Rock Arena and W9 Urban Arena. He is also the former CEO and Founder of Shine France,.
Reporting in to Lisa Perrin, MD of International Productions, Lachkar will take up the role from December 13th.
Lachkar said: “I’m extremely excited with this opportunity to join ITV Studios and to lead the successful team at ITV Studios France. It’s going to be a real pleasure to work across such a dynamic portfolio of shows, in particular The Voice – which plays a unique part in my own career story, as I helped launch it in France. I’m also delighted to be working on developing new shows to bring to the French Market. There’s some great stuff in the pipeline and it’s the start of an exhilarating new challenge.”
Perrin added: “Thierry has immense experience, having launched and built the Shine France business from scratch. I believe he will provide the creative credibility and flair to bolster and grow ITV Studios France. We’re delighted he’ll be taking the helm and can’t wait to see what the future holds for him and for the team at ITV Studios France.”