Hervé Philippe


Hervé Philippe
Chief Financial Officer

Member of the Management Board and Chief Financial Officer

Business address

42 avenue de Friedland
75008 Paris

Expertise and experience

Mr. Hervé Philippe was born on August 10, 1958 in Cheillé, France. He is a graduate of the Institut d’Études Politiques de Paris and holds a degree in economic sciences. He began his career with Crédit National in 1982 as account manager for business financing in the Île-de-France region.

In 1989, he joined the French market authority, the Commission des opérations de bourse (COB) as manager for the sector of French companies listed for trading. From 1992 to 1998, he served as Head of the Transactions and Financial Information department.

In 1998, he joined the Sagem group, where he held the positions of Director of Legal and Administrative Affairs at Sagem SA (1998-2000), Chief Administrative and Financial Officer at Sfim (1999-2000), and Director of Communication at Sagem SA (2000-2001). In 2001, he assumed the position of Chief Financial Officer and became a member of the Sagem SA Management Board in 2003.

Hervé Philippe was appointed Chief Financial Officer of the Havas group in November 2005 and, in May 2010, was named deputy Chief Executive Officer (Directeur Général Délégué) until December 31, 2013.

He has served as Vivendi’s Chief Financial Officer since January 1, 2014 and as a member of its Management Board since June 24, 2014.

Current positions

Vivendi group
Canal+ Group, Vice-Chairman of the Supervisory Board
Compagnie Financière du 42, avenue de Friedland (SAS), Chairman
Studiocanal, Member of the Supervisory Board
Dailymotion, Director and member of the Audit Committee
Universal Music France, Member of the Supervisory Board

Havas Group
Havas (*), permanent representative of Financière de Longchamp on the Board of Directors

Other positions and functions

Telecom Italia SpA (*), Director
Harvest (**), Director
Sifraba, Director
Jean Bal, Director

Positions previously held that have expired during the last five years

GVT Participações S.A. (Brazil), Director
SFR, Director
Maroc Telecom, member of the Supervisory Board
Havas Life Paris, permanent representative of Havas on the Board of Directors
Havas Media France, permanent representative of Havas on the Board of DirectorsProvidence, permanent representative of Havas on the Board of Directors
BETC, permanent representative of Havas on the Supervisory Board
OPCI de la Seine et de l’Ourcq, Chairman of the Board of Directors
LNE, Chairman of the Board of Directors
HA Pôle Ressources Humaines, Chairman-CEO and Director
Havas 04, Chairman and member of the Supervisory Board
Havas 08, Chairman
Rosapark (formerly Havas 11), Chairman
Havas 12, Chairman
Havas 14, Chairman
Havas 16, Chairman
Havas Immobilier, Chairman
Havas Participations, Chairman
Financière de Longchamp, Chairman
Havas RH, Chairman
Havas Worldwide Paris, Director
W & Cie, Director
Havas Finances Services, Joint Manager
Havas Publishing Services, Joint Manager
Havas IT, Manager
Havas, Legal Representative
MFG Leg, Chairman
R&D, Vice-Chairman and member of the Supervisory Board
GR.PO SA (Belgium), Director
HR Gardens SA (Belgium), Director
HR Gardens Belgium SA (Belgium), Director
EMDS Group SA (Belgium), Director
Banner Hills Systems Sprl (Belgium), Manager
Field Research Corporation (United States), Chairman
Havas Creative Inc. (United States), Senior Vice President and Director
Havas North America Inc. (United States), Executive Vice President and Director
Data Communique Inc. (United States), Director
Havas Middle East FZ LLC (United Arab Emirates), Director
Havas Management Portugal Unipessoal Lda (Portugal), Manager
Havas Worldwide LLC (United States), Manager
Washington Printing LLC (United States), Manager
Havas Worldwide Brussels (Belgium), permanent representative of Havas on the Board of Directors 


(*)    Listed company.
(**)  Listed on a nonregulated market.