Christian Gallimard (born 16 September 1944) is a French publisher and entrepreneur based in Geneva.
|Occupation||Publisher, Business executive|
|Parent(s)||Claude Gallimard (father)|
Simone Gallimard (mother)
Gaston Gallimard (grandfather)
|Family||Antoine Gallimard (brother)|
Isabelle Gallimard (sister)
Françoise Gallimard (sister)
He was previously closely associated with the development of Éditions Gallimard. Under the presidency of his grandfather Gaston Gallimard and later that of his father Claude, he encouraged the autonomy of the house by separating it from the diffusion Hachette and co-editions such as Le Livre de Poche, which gave rise to the Folio collection, or L'Univers des formes and the Bibliothèque de la Pléiade, which remained at Gallimard.
He was at the origin, in 1971, of the independent distribution logistics tool, Sodis, and of commercial distribution tools such as the CDE and the EDF, and the recruitment of Pierre Marchand who developed the youth and leisure sectors (sailing books and guides) with remarkable success.
Always on the lookout for technological evolutions, his interest for foresight earned him sometimes difficult relationships with the very literary collaborators of the house, including his father Claude, who asked him to leave the Gallimard group in 1984.
- Christian Gallimard prend sa revanche avec Calligram on Les Échos (4 December 1992)
- Succession Gallimard on INA.fr (3 April 1990)
- Christian Gallimard: un éditeur en quête de ressources humaines on Le Temps (4 May 2001)
- Christian Gallimard on Salon SME
- Calligram on Ricochet-Jeunes