Born in Lyon in 1957, Gilles Pelisson is a French business leader and entrepreneur, and a graduate of ESSEC and Harvard business schools.
A director of the TF1 group since 2009, Gilles Pelisson held various posts at the Accor hotels group between 1983 and 1994.
In 1995, Gilles Pelisson became Chief Executive Officer of EuroDisney, and was then appointed Chairman & CEO in 1997.
In 2000, he headed up the management team at the Suez-Telefonica consortium ST3G, and became non-executive Chairman at Noos, France’s leading cable network.
Gilles Pelisson joined Bouygues Telecom in September 2001 as Chief Executive Officer. He was appointed Chairman & CEO of Bouygues Telecom in February 2004. He also sat on the Board of Directors of satellite broadcaster TPS as shareholder representative on behalf of TF1.
In January 2006, he became Chief Executive Officer and a Board member of the Accor group before being appointed Chairman and CEO in February 2009, a position he held until January 2011.
Until his appointment to head up the TF1 Group on 19 February 2016, Gilles Pelisson held non-executive directorships in a number of listed multinationals: Bic (Paris), NH Hotels (Madrid) and Accenture (New York). He was a member of the Global Senior Advisory Board of Jefferies, the New York investment banking firm.
Gilles Pelisson currently serves as Chairman & CEO of the TF1 group and also holds a number of other positions, including non-executive director and Chair of the Nominating and Governance Committee of Accenture (New York) and non-executive director of the Institut Paul Bocuse.
Gilles Pelisson is a Knight of the Légion d’honneur and of the French National Order of Merit.