Data Base Factory
Crises & Turnaround
Laurent AGRECH, first an auditor at EY in 1984 then Controller at Canal+ in 1988, developed joint-expertise in Media and Finance.
He joined M6 in 1993, where he became Group Chief Financial Officer. He then took part in the implementation of the Group’s strategy as well as in its management, by joining the Group’s Management Board in 2000.
He was involved in the M6 IPO in 1996, the creation of TPS in 1997, acquisitions such as the teleshopping where he is Chairman and the Bordeaux ‘Club des Girondins’, of which he became a director. His main mission is the management of very rapid and very profitable development, based on his main activities with M6 as well as on the related diversified businesses.
He reports to shareholders and to the market in the sensitive context of a listed Group, with exposure to the media and two reference shareholders, RTL Bertelsmann and SUEZ.
From 2004 to 2006, he joined, as the Managing Director, in England, a company specialising in fulfilment for leisure press publishers. He restored the profitability of the company as well as its reputation with clients. Subsequently, he has created several businesses in France.
With PROCADRES International, which he restructured in 2012, he carried out a restructuring assignment for LORET group, one of the leaders of the French overseas economy, and which, at the time, had a workforce of 1,800 people. As the Chairman of Mediaserv, a subsidiary of LORET Group and ADSL triple play telecom operator, he developed its business and profitability. He was responsible for its sale to CANAL+ Group, resolving the crisis for the LORET Group.
Since then, he has guided the development of PROCADRES International in relation to transformation projects, restructuring and the interim management of key functions.
François Charpe graduated from ESCP Europe.