Rodolphe Belmer, the former CEO of Canal+ Group, is set to join TF1 and is on track to be appointed managing director of TF1, France’s leading commercial channel.
Gilles Pélisson, who is currently the chairman and CEO of TF1 group, will propose at the Board meeting of Oct. 27 to have Belmer be appointed as CEO. Belmer would then fully succeed to Pelisson as chairman and CEO of TF1 group after Feb. 13, when the following board meeting will take place.
Pélisson will remain at the company as chairman of the Board of Directors until Feb. 13 and will then join the Bouygues group as senior VP in charge of media and development.
“I am delighted that Rodolphe Belmer, whom I have known for many years, has accepted my offer to join TF1 group, and wish him every success in his role,” said Pelisson.
“His track record at the head of several leading French multinationals, and his experience in media and streaming, mean he is ideally prepared to meet the challenges we face and to steer the long-term development of the TF1 group,” Pelisson continued.
Belmer, meanwhile, said he was “delighted to be joining a group that I admire, staffed with world-class
“I’m convinced that together we will be able to meet the multiple challenges of the new media landscape, and open up new development and growth prospects for TF1 group in the digital era,” Belmer added.