BSkyB names new independent directors

UK pay TV operator BSkyB has named Martin Gilbert and Matthieu Pigasse as independent non-executive directors. The pair are expected to take up their positions on the board on November 29 following the retirement of David Evans and Allan Leighton.

Gilbert is founder shareholder and CEO of fund management group Aberdeen Asset Management, while Pigasse is CEO of Lazard France and vice-chairman of Lazard Europe, as well as owner of publishing group Les Inrockuptibles and co-controlling shareholder of newspaper publisher Le Monde and the French edition of the Huffington Post.

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