Virginie CALMELS

First Deputy Mayor - City of Bordeaux

Virginie Calmels is a business woman recently involved in politics.

Since March 2014, Mrs Virginie Calmels is elected in Bordeaux behind Alain Juppé, as first Deputy Mayor in charge of Economy, Employment and sustainable growth. She’s also Vice President of Bordeaux Metropolis.

She’s independent board member of Iliad SA (Free) since June 2009 and of Assystem since April 2016.

In 2016, she created a political party “Droitelib’ ”, launched in January 2017.

Mrs Virginie Calmels began her career in 1993 as a Finance Auditor within Salustro Reydel and increased her responsibilities until reaching Senior Account Manager.

She then joined Canal+ Group where she held successively various positions as Chief Financial Officer of NC Numericable, Chief Financial Officer for International and Development as well as Chief Financial Officer of Canal+ SA, before being promoted Chief Operating Officer and then Co-General Manager of the French Canal+ channel.

She joined Endemol France in 2003 as General Manager, and in October 2007 she is appointed Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Endemol France. In May 2012 she is promoted Chief Operating Officer of Endemol Worldwide Group and remained Chairman of Endemol France, both mandates which she resigned from in January 2013.

She used to be chairman of the Supervisory Board of Eurodisney since March 2011 until her resignation in January 2017. She was also independent director of Technicolor from may 2014 to may 2017.

She is a 46-year-old French citizen and has graduated from the Ecole supérieure de commerce de Toulouse (French Business School) as well as from the Institut Européen d’Administration des Affaires (INSEAD). She has also a degree in accounting and finance (diplôme d’études supérieures comptables et financières) and is certified public accountant (diplôme d’expertise comptable et de commissariat aux comptes). Additionally, she is member of the association ‘Le Siècle’ and Chevalier de l’Ordre National du Mérite (French Honorary Title in recognition of her accomplishments and contribution to the French State).

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