Canal+ chairman Maxime Saada has announced plans to widen the brief of the French pay-TV company’s management board.
Jacques du Puy (pictured), Deputy CEO of the Group and President of Canal+ International, will now also oversee the information systems department, bringing together across the 40 countries in Europe, Africa and Asia, where Canal is active.
Frank Cadoret, Deputy CEO in charge of Canal+ France, will now also manage partnerships with the Vivendi Group. Its main mission will be to set up alliances in content, distribution and technology.
Grégoire Castaing, Deputy CEO in charge of Finance and Strategy, will add to his responsibilities the supervision of the actions of the Group in the fight against discrimination, the representation of diversity and the protection of the environment. He’ll also lead the planned relocation of the Canal+ Group headquarters in 2022.
In a statement, Saada said: Five years ago Canal+ Group began a strategic plan that made it possible to turn around activities in France, to double the number of Canal+ subscribers around the world, to develop a world-class viewing experience via myCANAL, and significantly improve the profitability of the Group in order to invest in its development. Now is the time to accelerate to fully exploit the beneficial effects of CANAL +’s global footprint. This is why I wanted, by relying on the specificity and richness of the backgrounds of the members of the Management Board, to assign them new responsibilities.”