Virginie Calmels

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Virginie Calmels
Virginie Calmels Novembre 2016.jpg
Vice-president of The Republicans
In office
13 December 2017 – 17 June 2018
PresidentLaurent Wauquiez
Preceded byLaurent Wauquiez
Succeeded byJean Leonetti
Personal details
Born (1971-02-11) 11 February 1971 (age 48)
Talence, France
Political partyThe Republicans
Spouse(s)Jérôme Chartier
Alma materToulouse Business School

Virginie Calmels (born 11 February 1971) is a French businesswoman and politician. She is the former chief executive officer (CEO) of Canal+ and Endemol,[1] she is currently Alain Juppé’s deputy in Bordeaux.[2][3] She is also the regional councillor of Nouvelle-Aquitaine.[4]


Calmels holds a diploma in accounting and auditing from the Ecole supérieure de commerce (ESC) in Toulouse, she also studied the Advanced Management Program (AMP) at INSEAD.[5]


Calmels started her career in 1993 as the financial auditor for Salustro Reydel.[6] In 2000, she joined CANAL+ as its finance director and was later promoted as its CEO, she left CANAL+ in 2002.[7]

In 2003, Calmels was at first appointed as general director of Endemol France and later became its president in 2007. In 2012, Virginie Calmels was promoted to the role of COO of Endemol world while remaining CEO of Endemol France’s unit,[8] she left the Endemol Group in 2013.[9]

In January 2013, Calmels replaced Mr. Antoine Jeancourt-Galignani as chairman of Euro Disney S.C.A.[10]

In March 2016, she was appointed as a member of Assystem’s board of directors.[11]


  1. ^ magazine, Le Point,. "Virginie Calmels : Biographie et articles – Le Point". Le (in French). Retrieved 2017-09-19.
  2. ^ "'France is not the U.S.,' presidential hopeful Juppe's camp says". Reuters. 2016. Retrieved 2017-09-19.
  3. ^ Willsher, Kim (2016-11-19). "'Too old? Never!' Alain Juppé's home city rallies to Le Pen challenger". The Guardian. ISSN 0261-3077. Retrieved 2017-09-19.
  4. ^ Editorial, Reuters. "Stock Quotes & Company News |". U.S. Retrieved 2017-09-19.
  5. ^ "ASSYSTEM : Virginie Calmels". (in French). Retrieved 2017-09-19.
  6. ^ Dutheil, Guy (2008-07-11). "Virginie Calmels : la dame de fer de la télé". Le (in French). ISSN 1950-6244. Retrieved 2017-09-19.
  7. ^ "Virginie Calmels joins the Assystem Board of Directors" (PDF). 2016.
  8. ^ "Endemol Group Names Tim Hincks President, Virginie Calmels COO". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2017-09-19.
  9. ^ "Endemol COO Virginie Calmels Resigns". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2017-09-19.
  10. ^ "Virginie Calmels appointed Chairman of the Supervisory Board" (PDF). 2013.
  11. ^ "ASSYSTEM : Virginie Calmels joins the Assystem Board of Directors". Informazione - Comunicati Stampa (in Italian). Retrieved 2017-09-19.