Chief of HR Strategy and Corporate Culture at Vivendi
Chief Human Resources Officer, Havas Media & Creative Global Network
Expertise and experience
Céline Merle-Béral is a member of the Paris Bar Association and holds a master’s degree in economic and social law from Paris-Dauphine University.
Céline Merle-Béral spent a year at the University of California at Berkeley. In March 1997, she joined the Legal Department of the Bolloré Group. From 2000 to 2002, she developed the first venture capital activity within the Bolloré Group.
In 2002, she joined the Media division of the Bolloré Group and worked on obtaining a DTT channel, which became Direct 8. Appointed Director of Media Development, Céline Merle-Béral spent a year in the filmmaking industry, worked on a new AM radio station, Radio Nouveau Talent, which was launched in 2004 and took over the management of the magazine l’Événementiel, which the group had recently acquired. When Direct 8 was launched in 2005, she oversaw the channel and contributed to the launch of the free dailies Direct Matin and Direct Soir.
After six years in the Media division, she joined the group’s ElectricBattery division in 2008 and participated in the launch of the Bluecar and the group’s bid for Autolib. After being awarded the Autolib contract, she took on the role of Director of Customer Relations and Partnerships.
Céline Merle-Béral joined the Havas Group’s Human Resources Department in June 2012. In 2019, she was promoted to Chief Human Resources Officer of Havas Media & Havas Creative Global Network.
In June 2022, Céline Merle-Béral joined Vivendi’s Management Board as Chief of Human Resources Strategy and Corporate Culture.
Positions currently held
Vivendi Group (in France)
Canal+ Group, Member of the Supervisory Board
Other positions and offices held (in France)
Bolloré SE1, Permanent representative of Bolloré Participations SE on the Board of Directors
Compagnie du Cambodge1, Member of the Supervisory Board
Compagnie des Tramways de Rouen, Permanent representative of Bolloré Participations SE on the Board of Directors
Financière Moncey1, Director
Société des Chemins de Fer et Tramways du Var et du Gard, Permanent representative of Bolloré Participations SE on the Board of Directors
Société Industrielle et Financière de l’Artois1, Director