Jack Kliger's Exit Memo
Hachette CEO steps aside for French executive's arrival.
It's pretty straightforward. Bland, even. (Nothing like his fire-and-brimstone speeches at American Magazine Conferences of yore.)
But, for you Kliger completists out there, I suppose, essential:
Didier Quillot, CEO, LagardĂ¨re is announcing that he has appointed Alain Lemarchand, currently Directeur GĂ©nĂ©ral DĂ©lĂ©guĂ©, LagardĂ¨re Active, as Chief Executive Office of Hachette Filipacchi Media U.S. effective September 1, 2008.
I have known Alain for nine years from the time he was in the U.S. in 1999. He is a very capable executive and most of his career has been with the LagardĂ¨re Group. He was CFO in various LagardĂ¨re subsidiaries in France and in the U.S., and in 1999 became Head of Financial Communication and Investors Relations Management for LagardĂ¨re SCA. He was appointed Executive Director of LagardĂ¨re Active Broadcast by Arnaud LagardĂ¨re, and in September 2006, a Member of the LagardĂ¨re Active Executive Board.
I have been offered the position of Chairman, HFM U.S. to concentrate on developing strategic relationships for the company. It has been a pleasure to spend the past nine years here. You are an outstanding team, and I want to thank you for your dedication and the many contributions that you have made.
We will look forward to welcoming Alain to the U.S. in September.
Post Comment / Discuss This Blog - Info/Rules