Jean-Rene Fourtou

  1. Vivendi’s New Chairman Touts Focus on Universal Music, as Grainge Looks On

    June 24, 2014 1:44 PM EDT New Vivendi chairman Vincent Bollore, the French billionaire who owns a 5 percent stake in the conglomerate, on Tuesday signaled his hope for improved cooperation and synergy across the company's operations. Bollore spoke at Vivendi's an ...

  2. Vivendi Considering Splitting Media and Telecom Companies

    September 11, 2013 12:28 PM EDT French conglomerate Vivendi, which owns Universal Music Group, today announced that its supervisory board has unanimously voted to launch a study to split into two separate companies – an international media group and the SFR telecom group.  V ...

  3. Vivendi Reinforces Commitment to Becoming Media and Content Company

    April 30, 2013 9:29 PM EDT PARIS -- Shareholders of the telecoms and media giant Vivendi approved the appointment of five new members to the Supervisory Board in a meeting that was interrupted by protests from the French feminist group Le Barbe. As management board chairm ...

  4. Universal Appoints Jens Kessler as Chief Information Officer

    July 10, 2012 4:47 PM EDT Jens Kessler of Universal Music Group has been promoted to the company's position of chief information officer according to Boyd Muir, UMG's EVP/CFO. Kessler started at UMG in Germany, where he served as Vice President of IT, and quickly ...

  5. Vivendi Chairman Jean-Rene Fourtou Takes Charge of Universal-EMI Deal, Report Says

    July 07, 2012 1:18 PM EDT Vivendi chairman Jean-René Fourtou has taken leadership of Universal Music's proposed $1.9 billion acquisition of EMI's recorded-music division, hoping to persuade regulators not to block or overly diminish the deal, according to a repor ...

  6. Vivendi Committed to UMG's EMI Purchase, Selling Activision (Report)

    July 02, 2012 9:13 AM EDT Whatever the politics within Vivendi that led to the departure of CEO Jean-Bernard Lévy, the company's senior management team still stands behind Universal Music Group and its planned acquisition of EMI, according to an e-mail UMG chairman an ...

  7. Vivendi CEO Jean-Bernard Levy Steps Down

    June 28, 2012 4:22 PM EDT French entertainment group Vivendi says its chief executive is stepping down because of a difference of opinion about the direction of the company. Universal Music Parent Vivendi Ordered to Pay $956 Million in Liberty Media Suit The Paris-based co ...

  8. French Watchdog Lodges Complaints Against VU

    January 25, 2005 12:00 AM EST France's market regulator, AMF, has begun disciplinary proceedings against Vivendi Universal stemming from an inquiry into a November 2002 bond issue and has made complaints about its two top executiv (Reuters) -- France's market regulat ...

  9. French Watchdog Lodges Complaints Against VU

    January 19, 2005 12:00 AM EST France's market regulator has begun disciplinary proceedings against Vivendi Universal stemming from an inquiry into a November 2002 bond issue and has made complaints about its two top executives. France's market regulator has begun dis ...

  10. French Watchdog Lodges Complaints Against VU

    January 19, 2005 12:00 AM EST France's market regulator has begun disciplinary proceedings against Vivendi Universal stemming from an inquiry into a November 2002 bond issue and has made complaints about its two top executives. France's market regulator has begun dis ...

  11. VU, Messier Each Fined €1M

    December 08, 2004 12:00 AM EST French regulators fined Vivendi Universal and its former CEO Jean-Marie Messier €1 million ($1.34 million) each yesterday (Dec. 7) for allegedly misleading investors about the media group's fin French regulators fined Vivendi Unive ...

  12. VU, Messier Each Fined €1M

    December 08, 2004 12:00 AM EST French regulators fined Vivendi Universal and its former CEO Jean-Marie Messier €1 million ($1.34 million) each yesterday (Dec. 7) for allegedly misleading investors about the media group's fin French regulators fined Vivendi Unive ...