Yannick Bolloré is Chairman and CEO of the Havas Group, one of the largest communications groups in the world with revenue of 2 billion USD and more than 18000 people in 100 countries.
After graduating from Paris Dauphine University in 2001, he successfully co-founded movie production company ‘WY Productions’ (Hell, Yves Saint Laurent). In 2006, he joined his family group – the Bolloré group – to launch and develop their media division. In the space of 5 years Bolloré Media (D8, D17) became the leading independent French TV Group and was subsequently sold to Canal+, making the Bolloré group a shareholder in Vivendi.
He then joined the Havas Group in 2011 and became CEO in 2013. He has initiated an important restructuring of the group to make it the most integrated and forward thinking of the industry. In 2015, the Bolloré Group took majority control of the Havas Group.
Yannick Bolloré was selected as a young global leader in 2008 by the World Economic Forum and has received several business distinctions and awards over the years by international associations and the economic press. He is also a Knight in the French order of Arts and Letters.