42 avenue de Friedland,
75008 Paris, France.
Expertise and experience
Jean-René Fourtou was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Vivendi from 2002 to 2005 before becoming the Chairman of the Supervisory Board until June 24th, 2014. Since this date, he is the Honorary Chairman of Vivendi.
Jean-René Fourtou joined Bossard & Michel in 1963 as a consultant. In 1972, he became Chief Operating Officer of Bossard Consultants and, in 1977, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Bossard group.
In 1986, he was appointed Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Rhône-Poulenc Group. From December 1999 to May 2002, he served as Vice Chairman and Chief Operating Officer of Aventis.
He is the Chairman of the Bordeaux University Foundation.
Born in 1939, Jean-René Fourtou is a graduate of the École Polytechnique.
Positions currently held
Vivendi, Honorary Chairman
Other positions and functions
Sanofi Aventis, Director
Assicurazioni Generali (Italy), Director
Chairman of the Bordeaux University Foundation