Born May 26, 1957 – French citizenship
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer from February 19, 2016 to October 27, 2022
Chairman of the Board of Directors since February 19, 2016
Director of TF1 since February 18, 2009
Most recent renewal: April 14, 2022. Termination of Mandate: 2025
Holds 3,000 shares in TF1
Business address: 1 quai du Point du jour, 92 100 Boulogne billancourt
Gilles Pélisson is a graduate of ESSEC and holds an MBA from Harvard Business School. He began his career in 1983 with the Accor group, first in the United States and then in the Asia-Pacific region. At Accor, he served as Chief Executive Officer of the Courtepaille restaurant chain and co-Chairman of the Novotel hotel chain. He was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Euro Disney in 1995 and Chairman and Chief Executive Officer in 1997. He moved to the Suez group in 2000 and then to Bouygues Telecom in June 2001, where he served as Chief Executive Officer, and then Chairman and Chief Executive Officer from February 2004. He was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Accor in January 2006, then Chairman and Chief Executive Officer until January 2011.
From 2011 to 2015 he was an independent director of Bic, Barrière (hotels and casinos in France), NH Hoteles (Spain) and Sun Resorts International (Mauritius), and Senior Advisor to the Jefferies investment bank (New York).
A director of Accenture plc (United States) since 2012, he was appointed Lead Independent Director in January 2020. He is a director of the Paul Bocuse Institute, and Chairman and founder-Director of the G&G Pélisson Foundation for the Paul Bocuse Institute.
A director of TF1 since 2009, he has served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of TF1 since 19 February 2016.
Gilles Pélisson is an officer of the Légion d’honneur and the Ordre de Mérite.
Other directorships and positions within the TF1 group
In France: Chairman of TF1 SPV, Chairman of the supervisory board of MY LITTLE PARIS, permanent representative of TELEVISION FRANCAISE 1 – TF1, Chairman of TF1 Social E-Commerce, representative of TELEVISION FRANCAISE 1 – TF1, Director of Extension TV.
Outside France: Acting Chairman of Télé Monte-Carlo (TMC).
Other directorships and positions outside the TF1 group
In France: Director of the Paul Bocuse Institute, and Chairman and founder-Director of the G&G Pélisson Foundation for the Paul Bocuse Institute.
Outside France: Lead independent Director of Accenture plc (United States).
Former directorships and positions held in the past five years
2022 - Chief Executive Officer of TF1 (SA)
2022 - Chairman and Director of the TF1 Corporate Foundation
2021 - Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Salto Gestion SAS
2020 - Chairman of Une Musique (SASU)
2019 - Chairman of Ciby 2000 (SASU)
2018 - Director of aufeminin.