Yannick Bolloré is a graduate of Paris Dauphine University. He is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Havas Group, one of the world’s largest communications groups with revenue of $2 billion and more than 18,000 employees in 100 countries.
He co-founded the production company WY Productions in 2002 (Hell, Yves Saint Laurent). In 2006, he joined his family group, Bolloré group, to launch and develop its media division. Within five 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 Chairman and Chief Executive Officer in 2013. He initiated a major restructuring of the group to make it the most integrated and forward-thinking in the industry. In 2015, the Bolloré Group obtained majority control of the Havas Group.
Yannick Bolloré was named Young Global Leader in 2008 by the World Economic Forum. He has received numerous distinctions and awards from international associations and the business press. He was also named a Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres.