Chief Communications Officer of Vivendi

Expertise and experience

Lorella Gessa holds degrees in French and English literature and a master’s degree in strategic communications from Columbia University in New York.

Lorella Gessa began her international career at IBM in Italy and the United States before moving on to positions at Ford and Sara Lee and then joining the Havas Group. In June 2007, she was appointed Havas Group’s Communications Director before being named Vivendi’s Chief Communications Officer in June 2022.

Lorella Gessa has been a member of the Vivendi Executive Committee since June 24, 2022.

She is a member of DIRE (European Network of Italian Executive Women) and IEP (Italian Executives in Paris). She is also a volunteer for non-profit organizations that help women and children.