Yannick Bolloré
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Succeeding father Vincent atop French media giant Vivendi — comprising Universal Music Group and Canal Plus Group — two years ago, Bolloré has spearheaded strategic moves that got the thumbs-up from most media analysts. Among them is the sale of 10% of UMG’s share capital to a consortium led by China’s Tencent, who are already seeking to double that stake. The deal, based on an enterprise value of €30 billion ($36.9 billion) for 100% of UMG, was completed in March, just as Europe was slammed by COVID, and since then Vivendi confirmed UMG will go public in 2022. In the first half of 2020, Vivendi participated in Banijay’s takeover of Endemol Shine and now owns 32.9% of the new entity, which ranks as the biggest non-U.S. production and distribution company. He’s also chairman and CEO of Havas Group, one of the world’s largest communications outfits.


  • Universal Music Group
  • Vivendi
  • Havas Group


  • Paris Dauphine University (France)

Variety Honors

  • 2018 Variety500 Honoree
  • 2020 Variety500 Honoree
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Yannick Bollore Set to Keynote at MipTV

Yannick Bollore Set to Keynote at MipTV

PARIS-- Yannick Bolloré, Chairman and CEO of French ad giant Havas, is set to deliver a keynote speech at MipTV.Entitled “Content redefined,” Bollore's keynote address will discuss the future of media and entertainment on April 14.Bolloré co-founded the Paris-based company WY Productions with Wassim Beji in 2002. The shingle's recent film credits includes “Yves Saint Laurent” which earned its star Pierre Niney a Cesar for best actor. He also served as CEO of Bolloré Média, a TV and print group comprising  TV channels...


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