Thursday, April 23, 2015

Delphine Ernotte-Cunci, new president of France Télévisions – Europe1

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She got half the votes in the first ballot. A new vote just propel the head of France Télévisions. The Higher Audiovisual Council appointed Thursday Delphine Ernotte-Cunci for president of France Télévisions, he announced in a statement. Delphine Ernotte-Cunci therefore succeeds Rémy Pflimlin in the management of public service. At 48, the one who has spent his entire career at Orange became the patron of a group with 10,000 employees and the first woman to lead the public broadcasting group.

She will take office on August 22, for a term of five years said the CSA.

Delphine Ernotte-Cunci has experienced Orange. In 1989, a graduate of the Ecole Centrale Paris, she joined France Telecom as a financial analyst. Fifteen years later, she is the head of communications and sponsors. It is this particular who manages the rebranding, France Telecom Orange. Stéphane Richard became CEO when he was four years old, she was appointed CEO of Orange France.

In 2010 and 2011, it appears occasionally in the media, at the many suicides that hit France Telecom employees . In September 2010, as Special Envoy, she acknowledged that the company did not see it coming tragedies that have shaken. “Had we anticipated, understood how, for some people, this could represent a drama [change profession]? No. No.”

Complicated years that marked the career of the young woman. The CGC Media union has split last month, a blog post revenge. He reminded the good memories of Delphine Ernotte-Cunci a “practical guide” stamped France Telecom which contains a page “Sentences of mourning” to “accompany an employee in a process of change.”

“Pretty far from the media.” Favorite Pascal Josephus, former TF1, France Télévisions and La Cinq, the profile of Delphine Ernotte-Cunci already concerned, however, part of the area audiovisual, amazed at the head of the group personality without any media experience. A “rival”, quoted by BFM Business, indicated that he believes “the CSA must think less the boss of France Télévisions knows audiovisual, and this pattern will be less able to stand up to the CSA.”

Frédéric Tellier, expert of fiction sector, co-president of 25 images Group, joined by Europe 1 after the first round, was also surprised to see a personality “fairly remote media culture and fiction. ” Delphine Ernotte-Cunci expected to take office at the end of the summer.


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