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Hervé DIGNE
Chairman
Forum d’Avignon / Cofiloisirs


 
 
Graduated from ENA, Hervé Digne chose to devote himself to the media industry after he quit the Minister of Finance. During 16 years at Lagardère, he took part in the worldwide launching of ELLE and held diverse managing positions, as Chief operating officer and publisher of the Hachette magazines in France before launching in 1994 the internet activities and becoming the deputy of the Acting manager Arnaud Lagardère. Media advisor of the Prime Minister Dominique de Villepin, also in charge of digital and cinema, he was instrumental in the creation of the channel France 24 and in the drafting of the law “TV of the future”, which organized the digital distribution of the free to air television. Since 2007, he chairs Postmedia Finance, a consulting firm in strategy and M&A in the field of the Media and digital convergence. Since 2012, he is Chairman of Cofiloisirs, one of the two financing institutions for cinema in France.
Involved in culture, he is Chairman of the Forum d’Avignon since October 2014 after having been Vice-president since its launch, and is currently President of the Lambert Collection in Avignon for which he supervised the donation of the collections to the State, and of the Cercle de l’Odéon – Théâtre de l’Europe. He is also a board member of UGC and Dailymotion.