The former chairman of M7 is to become the new group chief executive of Arab broadcaster MBC Group.
Marc Antoine d’Halluin has previously worked in the region as chief executive of DTH platform OSN.
He replaces Sam Barnett, who resigned in October after 17 years at the company, the last eight as chief executive.
Barnett will continue to act as an advisor to the company.
In a statement, Waleed Al Ibrahim, chairman, MBC Group said d’Halluin’s brief would be to “move the group forward in-line with the five-year growth plan for the organisation that was announced in Q4 2018”.
In May, it was announced d’Halluin’s employer M7 had been sold to Vivendi for €1 billion.