Paris-based prodco Endemol Shine France has tapped Delphine Cazaux as managing director, effective immediately, following the legal merger of Shine France and Endemol France.
Cazaux (pictured), who currently serves as COO and head of production at Endemol France, will report to incoming Endemol Shine France president Nicolas Coppermann, whose appointment was announced last year.
“Delphine has been an exceptional colleague over the last four years and those that know her will vouch for the great experience she will bring to the new Endemol Shine France,” Coppermann said in a statement.
France’s national competition regulator Autorité de la Concurrence last week approved Endemol Shine Group’s intentions to integrate its French businesses under one banner. The new company is expected to launch in May.
Until the two French production companies formally merge, Coppermann and Cazaux will continue in their existing roles within Endemol France.
“Now we have received the go ahead merger plans can push ahead at pace and I look forward to announcing a senior leadership team comprised of talent from both companies later this month,” Coppermann added.
Shine France president Thierry Lachkar, meanwhile, has decided to depart the company after a seven-year period following Endemol Shine France’s launch later this year. In February, Shine France CEO Bouchra Réjani also announced her departure from the company ahead of the merger.