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  1. Banijay Retains Anne Van Sprang as HR Lead

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    Banijay today confirms Anne Van Sprang will continue to lead its HR department as Chief Human Resources Officer. Based in Paris, she is the group’s global strategic departmental head, consulting on the company’s worldwide structure, operations and employee relations.


    Championing best practice, Van Sprang joined Banijay from Kering Group, where for two years, she was at the forefront of devising and implementing the business’ HR strategy, as well as overseeing the HR function for the Technology and Digital Division across its 13-territory footprint. Prior to this, she was Human Resources Director at Canal +, providing full HR support to the Technical and IT Division thus contributing to the digital transformation of the Group. She has also held roles at TDF Group and Carrefour.


    A leading HR partner, Van Sprang has spearheaded Banijay’s integration with Endemol Shine Group, supporting Chief Executive Officer, Marco Bassetti, and the global leadership team, in building a footprint comprising the world’s best creative entrepreneurs. Overseeing the department’s worldwide operations, she continues to collaborate with the footprint’s HR partners to combine teams and systems, and drive a joined-up, inclusive and responsible approach.


    Marco Bassetti comments: “Shortly after Anne joined us, we embarked on our acquisition of Endemol, and from the start, she has been a key player in the process. Guiding us on the integration and driving the successful merge of these two businesses, she has been an invaluable partner and voice in our biggest move yet. With her help, we are proud to be building one of the world’s most significant and innovative creative engines.”


    Anne Van Sprang comments: “Talent has and will always be key to Banijay. Our creative community is at the heart of all we do and since the recent acquisition, we can categorically say we have 22 territories brimming with the most inspired minds in the business. And, with a great global HR team by my side, I am confident we can continue to attract, develop and retain the best talent in the content industry, while driving new employee initiatives and best practice across our far-reaching operations.”


    Van Sprang reports to CEO Marco Bassetti in her new role.

  2. Banijay Confirms Group Chief Financial Officer

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    Banijay today announces Sophie Kurinckx has been appointed Group Chief Financial Officer for the newly scaled-up business, overseeing all financial activity across the 22-territory combined footprint and its portfolio of 120+ production entities.


    Kurinckx joined Banijay back in 2010 as Head of Group Financial Control before taking up her current role in 2012. Since joining, she has led on the financial strategy and operations, and supported on all M&A activity. Integral to the successful completion of the organisation’s recent refinancing drive, and the subsequent acquisition of Endemol Shine Group, she will now be charged with aiding the integration of the department across the business’ 22-territory-strong global footprint.


    Prior to Banijay, Kurinckx was at JCDecaux as Deputy Head of Group consolidation and Group IFRS specialist, having started her in career in 2000 as an auditor for KPMG. In her current role as Group CFO, Kurinckx will continue to report to Banijay’s Chief Executive Officer, Marco Bassetti.


    The appointment of Kurinckx ties in to Banijay’s efforts to merge the two businesses following the recent acquisition and subsequently triggers the departure of Ivan Nash Vila as Chief Financial Officer of Endemol Shine Group.


    Marco Bassetti comments: “Sophie is a much-admired member of the Banijay exec team. With us for over a decade, she has been at the forefront of our business’ growth and was a key driver in our refinancing efforts pre the recent acquisition. A firm leader, a financial connoisseur and a strategic visionary, she is well-equipped to prepare us for the future, while continuing to drive growth and innovation. I’d also like to thank Ivan for his partnership through the acquisition process and his expert management during the challenging times of Covid.”


    Sophie Kurinckx comments: “In the past ten years, Banijay has been on quite the journey, rapidly expanding its footprint, building a globally admirable catalogue and making a home for the best talent in the world. I am incredibly honoured to be part of this story and look forward to welcoming new faces and expertise to the team worldwide as we integrate the two businesses.”

  3. Banijay Hires Group Corporate Business Affairs & France Business Development Director

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    Banijay today announces the appointment of Edouard Minc as Group Corporate Business Affairs & France Business Development Director. Based in Paris, the newly devised role will see him take responsibility for all corporate business affairs matters related to the Group, as well as working with Banijay France on its business development strategy and activities.


    Edouard Minc joins the business from Lagardère Group, where he was Director of Prospective and Investments. First joining the business back in 2001 as Senior Researcher, he went on to hold a number of roles across the business’s portfolio of publications and was most recently responsible for supporting all divisions of the Group with innovation and transformation projects.


    Working between Banijay Group and Banijay France, Minc will report to both EVP Strategy, Marie Schweitzer, and Banijay France CEO, François de Brugada.


    Marie Schweitzer comments: “Edouard brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to Banijay Group and we all agree he will be a fantastic addition to the team. As we continue to grow the business and evolve our strategy, there is no doubt his expertise will prove invaluable.”


    François de Brugada adds: “We are looking for new ways to capitalize on our talents and assets. With Edouard, I am confident that we can build a stronger path for the business in years to come, boosting our 360 activities and developing our corporate business.”


    Edouard Minc adds: “It is a great pride to join Banijay, a French champion who has become one of the world leaders in content production. I will do everything to put my media experience, my respect for brands and my appetite for content to support the growth of its activities”.