Olivennes to head Lagardère media activities

Lagardère Group has named Denis Olivennes as the new CEO of Lagardère Active, the French conglomerate’s media arm.

Olivennes will replace Didier Quillot at the head of Lagardère Active. Olivennes, who was named as CEO of Lagardère-owned radio service Europe 1 last year, as well as having responsibility for news titles including Paris Match and the Journal du Dimanche, will now be responsible for all of Lagardère’s media activities.

Lagardère Active operates a number of digital TV channels in France including Tiji, Canal J and Gulli.

Olivennes, who has served as CEO of Canal Plus France and of retail chain FNAC, headed the committee that delivered the 2007 report that led to the creation of the ‘three strikes’ Hadopi law to counter internet piracy.