Chairman & Chief Executive Officer


Born in 1957, Gilles Pélisson is a graduate of ESSEC and Harvard business schools.

A director of TF1 since 2009, Gilles Pélisson held various posts within Accor between 1983 and 1985.

In 1995, he became Chief Executive Officer of Eurodisney before being 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 Pélisson 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 as Chairman & CEO of the TF1 group on February 19, 2016, Gilles Pélisson 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, and was involved in the launch of several start-ups.

Gilles Pélisson is a Knight of the Légion d’honneur and of the French National Order of Merit.