Coordinated by Managing Director, Etienne Fiatte, CFI provides support for its partners thinking through their strategic choices in the switch to digital media.
Graduate of the HEC International Business School and the ENA National Administration School, and a diplomat by career, Etienne Fiatte has alternated since 1985 roles in international relations and the audiovisual and media sectors. On several occasions, he was notably involved in the external audiovisual policy at the Foreign Affairs Ministry. He additionally has experience in the public audiovisual sector - as director of the office of the chair of the INA (National Audiovisual Authority) for 4 years – as well as the private sector, where he directed an audiovisual production company. After 2003, Etienne Fiatte shifted his focus primarily towards assisting development in the media sector and worked in the Foreign Affairs Ministry in defining activities and policies of the French State in this sector around a specialist operator.
He was appointed Director General of CFI in November 2008 with the role of implementing this strategy at operational level.
Advisor to the CEO of CFI
Graduate business school and specialized in marketing in California and Japan, Laurent Allary has since 1989 in the field of international relations and in cultural and audiovisual.
He began his career as cooperating in Japan for a business center which coordinates market research. In 1991, Laurent Allary opens office in Tokyo Asian Unifrance Film International. Responsible for 12 years to lead the promotion of French cinema in Asia, he assured the busy office and monitoring of major French productions promotions.
He joined the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs in 2001 as an audiovisual attaché in Southern Africa, based in South Africa and Canada. He joined Canal France International in 2007 to develop audiovisual cooperation with French television in the South.
Laurent Allary is now advisor to the CEO of CFI, in charge of transversal projects and relationships with partners and guardianship.
An Institut Français de Presse graduate, David Hivet worked as a reporter at PQR and Radio France from 1994 to 1998. From 1998 to 2006, he acted as Regional Audiovisual Officer, first at the French Embassy in Nigeria, then in Jordan for the entire Middle East as from 2002. In 2006-2007, he headed the International Department of the CIFAP training centre, then acted as a free-lance consultant for Radio Monte Carlo Doualiya and Radio France Internationale, where he helped with the groundwork for the project to overhaul the English language department. Since 2007, David Hivet has been directing the Marketing and Development Department of the Education, Training and Research Division at the French audiovisual institute (INA). In this capacity, he contributed to launching the Ina SUP and Ina EXPERT brands and instigated some international development projects, especially in the Middle East and Russia.
David Hivet joined CFI on 1 September 2012 as Director for the Mediterranean Region and Asia.
Director of Africa
After starting out as a journalist at Télérama and Cambodia (special adviser to the Cambodian television, launch of newspaper Le Mekong), Guillaume PIERRE became a producer / director of television and has authored numerous reports and magazines for various channels and production companies, including the television series « Les P’tits reporters du Monde » (The Little World reporters ), ITHEME in 1999. From 2001 to 2007, he chained two positions cooperation of the media on behalf of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, first the Democratic Republic of Congo (recovery of a school of audiovisual training), then in Istanbul (as regional audiovisual attaché to Turkey, the Caucasus and Central Asia).
In 2007 he was recruited as Africa director of Canal France International. He graduated from IEP Paris and a postgraduate degree in International Relations.
Administrative, Financial & Resource Director
A graduate of a Master of Laws and Master in Private Intellectual Property CEIPI in Strasbourg in 2002, Caroline Bletterer began her career in the audiovisual sector and media. After working in public broadcasting as a lawyer in the direct marketing and sale of the INA, she joined the private sector in 2006 to the legal department of the audiovisual group AB, where she developed her expertise in the production and distribution.
Caroline Bletterer joined CFI in 2009 as Assistant to the Director Finance and Resources Administration in charge of Legal Affairs.
She was appointed Director in April 2011.
Project coordinator for partnerships and co-financing
As part of the task to coordinate France’s media assistance efforts on the African continent, a mission entrusted by the state to CFI, Emilie is responsible for developing multilateral co-financing arrangements for the operator, chiefly by launching European calls for tenders.
Emilie Laot-Yahou has a master’s degree in international business – specialising in European project management. She joined RFI in 2001 in order to manage RFI’s German subsidiary, coordinate contractual and financial relations with the BBC and supervise the channel’s European funding, journalist training programmes and RFI Planète Radio, as well as promote the French language and the RFI Music Awards. In 2008, Emilie broadened her range of activities, firstly at TV5 Monde, then at France24 following the creation of the AEF (French external audiovisual media group).
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75017 Paris - France
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