Chairman of the Management Board
42 avenue de Friedland
Expertise and experience
Jean-Francois Dubos was appointed Chairman of the Management Board of Vivendi at a Supervisory Board held on June 28, 2012. He previously was Executive Vice-President, General Counsel and Secretary of the Management and Supervisory Boards of Vivendi.
He is also an honorary member of the French Administrative Supreme Court (Maître des Requêtes au Conseil d’Etat).
Mr. Dubos joined Compagnie Générale des Eaux, the predecessor of Vivendi, as deputy to the Chief Executive Officer in 1991, and since 1994, has held the position of General Counsel. From 1993 to 1999, he was the Chief Executive Officer of the Carrousel du Louvre. From 1984 to 1991, while a full-time member of the French Administrative Supreme Court (Conseil d’Etat), he worked on a wide range of matters, including education, interior affairs, urban planning, historical preservation and codification of laws.
From 1981 to 1984, he was co-head of the cabinet of the French Ministry of Defense. He was also a lecturer at the Ecole Nationale d’Administration, as well as at the University of Paris I (Sorbonne), Paris X (Nanterre), Paris V (René Descartes) and at the IEP of Aix-en-Provence. Mr. Dubos currently serves on the Board of Directors of two water distribution companies (Société des Eaux de Melun and CMESE) as well as on the Supervisory Board of Canal+ and Groupe Canal+. He is also Vivendi’s permanent representative on the Board of SFR.
Jean-François Dubos has a degree in English and Spanish and holds a graduate degree in public international law and political science from the University of Paris. He also participated in two sessions of the Academy of International Law at The Hague.
He is a Chevalier of the Legion of Honor and the Order of Merit, Officer of Arts and Letters and holds several decorations.
Jean-François Dubos performs various responsibilities on a voluntary basis in the world of culture. He is General Secretary of the Aix-en-Provence International Opera Festival and a member of the Board of American Friends, a Director of the Amis de Mozart, Vice-Chairman of the Arles International Photography Festival and Chairman of the Maison Européenne de la Photo. He is also Chairman of the Centre de Musique Baroque de Versailles and Director of Théâtre du Châtelet.