Member of the Management Board
Chairman and CEO of Canal+ Group
Vice-President of Lagardère group
Chairman and CEO of Dailymotion
Chairman of L’Olympia

Expertise and experience

Maxime Saada is a graduate of the Institut d’Études Politiques de Paris (Sciences-Po- 1992) and holds an MBA from HEC (1994). 

Maxime Saada began his career in 1994 in the United States within the North American branch of DATAR (France’s Inter-ministerial Delegation of Land Planning and Regional Attractiveness). In 1999, he joined the consulting firm McKinsey & Company before being appointed EVP Strategy of Canal+ Group five years later. 

After contributing to the merger with TPS, he successively held the positions of Marketing Director, Head of Canalsat, Commercial Director, and Executive Vice President in charge of Distribution, before being promoted to Executive Vice President in charge of pay-TV  in 2013. 

In July 2015, he was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Canal+ Group. In January 2016, he was also appointed Chairman and CEO of Dailymotion. In February 2018, he was appointed Chairman of Studiocanal, then in April 2018, Chairman of Canal+ Group’s Management Board. He has been Chairman of the Parisian live performance venue L’Olympia since May 31, 2023, and was appointed Vice-President of the Lagardère group on November 29, 2023. 

Maxime Saada has been a member of the Vivendi Management Board since June 24, 2022. 


Positions currently held

Vivendi Group (in France)
Canal+ Group, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Management Board
Lagardère group, Vice-President
Dailymotion, Director, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
L’Olympia, Chairman
Gameloft SE, Director
Mezzo, Director
Planète+ Crime Investigation, Director
Canal+ Series, Chairman
Canal+ Thématiques, Chairman
Flab Prod, Chairman
Société d’Edition de Canal Plus, Chairman
Studio+ International, Chairman
Studiocanal, Chairman
Upside, Chairman
Upside Films, Chairman
Vivendi Content, Chairman
Dailymotion Advertising, Chairman
CAPA Développement, Permanent representative of Canal+ Group on the Board of Directors
Mediametrie, Permanent representative of Société d’Edition de Canal Plus on the Board of Directors
Nulle Part Ailleurs Production, Permanent representative of Société d’Edition de Canal Plus on the Board of Directors


Vivendi Group (outside France)
Dailymotion Inc. (United States), Chairman
Dailymotion Deutschland GmbH (Germany), Managing Director
Watchever GmbH (Germany), Director
Dailymotion Ltd. (United Kingdom), Chairman
Dailymotion Asia Pacific Pte Ltd (Singapore), Director
Jilion SA (Switzerland), Chairman and Director