Sunday, January 27, 2008
Isabelle Delaye is appointed Brand and Marketing Director – Catherine Roger is appointed Director of Communication
In order for the company to take a new and significant step towards increasing the value of an essential asset for its future, I am pleased to announce the creation of a fnac Brand and Marketing Department headed by Isabelle Delaye, previously Marketing, Communication and Customer Service Director for France. This department will report to the Chairman’s office. Its objective is to develop the value of the fnac brand, guarantee its coherence and enhance its impact so as to increase brand differentiation and the company’s competitivity in all the countries in which it operates and for all its subsidiaries.
At the same time, Catherine Roger, previously Director of Communications for Elle magazine and spin-off brands, joins fnac as Director of Communication. Also reporting to the chairman’s office, the corporate communications department groups together cultural action, press and institutional relations and sustainable development.
Isabelle Delaye and Catherine Roger are members of the Management Committee.
Biography of Isabelle Delaye
After graduating from HEC in 1985, Isabelle Delaye joined Andersen Consulting (from 1986 to 1994), then the French Football World Cup Organising Committee as Ticketing Manager from 1994 to 1999. Isabelle then joined fnac as Marketing and Customer Service Manager and member of the Management Committee. She was appointed Marketing, Communication and Customer Service Manager for France in 2005 and was also entrusted with advertising and corporate communications.
Biography of Catherine Roger
A graduate of EFAP (School for Press Officers), Catherine Roger worked successively for the General Council of Doubs, then as a Consultant in the global communications agency Publiclé. In charge of promoting the “trade paper” department of Editions Mondiales from 1988 to 1991, she joined the Interdeco group in 1991 as Special Operations Manager. Catherine Roger was Director of Communications for ELLE magazine from 1995.
A subsidiary of the PPR group and one of France's leading retailers of arts and technology products, Fnac owns and manages 131 stores: 77 stores in France and 54 abroad (Belgium, Brazil, Spain, Italy, Portugal, Switzerland and Greece), as well as a website, www.fnac.com (averaging 600,000 individual visitors per day). Its Fnac éveil&jeux subsidiary offers a selection of products for children through a network of 40 stores, and through distance selling by mail order and over the Internet. Its Surcouf subsidiary retails the most exhaustive possible product offer in micro-computing.Fnac employs more than 20,000 staff, and earned revenue of €4,584 million in 2007.
PPR develops a portfolio of high-growth global brands. The Group is present in 75 countries with approximately 78,000 employees. Through its retail businesses Redcats Group, Fnac, Conforama and CFAO, and the Luxury brands of Gucci Group (Gucci, Bottega Veneta, Yves Saint Laurent, YSL Beauté, Balenciaga, Boucheron, Sergio Rossi, Alexander McQueen and Stella McCartney), PPR generated sales of EUR 19.8 billion in 2007. In 2007, PPR acquired a majority interest in Puma. PPR shares are listed on NYSE Euronext Paris (# 121485, PRTP.PA, PPFP). For more information: www.ppr.com
Press contact: Gaëlle Bizet - Tél. +33(1).18.104.22.168 / firstname.lastname@example.org