Dominique Delport, most recently president of international and chief revenue officer at Vice Media Group, is leaving the millennial-skewing media brand after less than three years in the post.
Delport has served in the role since boarding Vice Media in 2018, having been hired in the weeks following former A+E Networks chief Nancy Dubuc’s confirmation as CEO, succeeding Vice founder Shane Smith.
During his three-year tenure, the French businessman was responsible for driving revenues across linear, mobile and digital, while also overseeing the company’s global expansion plans.
“Dominique Delport transitioned into a consulting commercial role effective from the beginning of November,” a Vice spokesperson confirmed to Realscreen. “He remains a part of the Vice Media Group family in this capacity.”
Before joining Vice, Delport spent 17 years with the global advertising and public relations group Havas, a division of French entertainment giant Vivendi, as global managing director. He additionally served as Vivendi’s head of content. As a member of the executive committee of Havas Media Group, he supervised all brands, customers, commercial activities, research and business intelligence for the group’s 126 markets.
Delport began his career as deputy chief editor for French broadcaster M6 Lyon before becoming chief editor at M6 Lille.
While no details have been given about Delport’s plans, the executive took to Twitter shortly after reports began to surface of is departure from Vice to announce that he would be returning to the entrepreneurship fold, stating: “BOOM: Couldn’t be more excited. Back to entrepreneurship. Keep you updated soon!”
Delport continued: “Big thank you to my first partners!,” mentioning “ventures with 5 international clients in 5 different geographies (U.S., Europe, Middle-East, Russia, Africa) and for 5 different industries (Media, Music, Production, Digital and Advertising). Change is good!
“All my gratitude goes to the @Vice family. To my 10 years buddy @shanesmith30 [sic] who built one of the strongest brand [sic] in Media and News, to my boss #Nancy with whom we transformed and future-proofed the company and to my 2,500 talented colleagues. With you forever. Keep thriving!”