Gilles Pélisson

Gilles Pélisson (born 26 May 1957) is a French business executive.

Gilles Pélisson
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Born (1957-05-26) 26 May 1957 (age 63)
NationalityFrench
EducationLycée du Parc
Alma materESSEC Business School
Harvard Business School
OccupationPresident of TF1
FamilyGérard Pelisson (uncle)

Early lifeEdit

Gilles Pélisson was born on May 26, 1957.[1] His uncle, Gérard Pelisson, is the founder of the Accor hotel group.[2]

He graduated from the ESSEC Business School in Paris.[3] He went on to receive an MBA from the Harvard Business School.[3]

CareerEdit

Pélisson started his career for Accor in Los Angeles, California.[3] He served as the Chief Executive Officer of the French restaurant chain Courtepaille from 1988 to 1993.[3] He then served as the Joint Chairman of the Novotel hotel chain.[3] He then served as the Vice-Chief Executive Officer of Euro Disney from 1993 to 1997, and as its Chief Executive Officer from 1997 to 2000.[3]

Pélisson served as the Chairman of the Suez-Telefónica ST3G consortium & Chairman of NOOS, a top French cable network operator, from 2000 to 2001.[3] He served as the Chief Operating Officer of Bouygues Télécom from 2001 to 2004, and as its Chief Executive Officer from 2004 to 2006.[3] He served as the CEO of Accor from 2006 to 2010,[2] and as its Chairman from 2009 to 2011.[3]

He serves on the Board of Directors of Accenture.[3]

Other activitiesEdit

Pélisson formerly served on the Board of Trustees of the MEDEF.[3]

He serves as a co-founder and the President of the Fondation ESSEC, the fundraising organisation of his alma mater, ESSEC.[4]

ReferencesEdit

Media offices
Preceded by
Nonce Paolini
President of TF1
2016–present
Succeeded by
Incumbent