" Throughout my career, my work has focused on creating value on content through compelling editorial and innovative business development approaches "
Currently, I'm based in Paris, France and I serve as the Head of Business Development and Content at HOUSE OF PODCASTS, a global content production agency + recording studio. I oversee Business Development and Content portfolio. Clients list include SWEDD (360 Communication campaign for The Sahel Women's Empowerment and Demographic Dividend), Odile Jacob (Audio Book adaptation), A Different Tweed (Content post-production), Ma Juste Valeur (Content production, brand and social media strategy), UNFPA (#StrongerTogether Campaign against violence during the Covid19 pandemic)...
In fall 2015, I joined AFROSTREAM, the first streaming/OTT platform known as the "Netflix for African and African-American" serving the European + African market.
As the Chief Content Officer, Programming and Distribution I drove Afrostream distribution business forward by implementing major partnerships with telco and partners (FMGC, Market place, Gas station…) across Europe and Africa. I also built the company acquisition and production content offering nearly 20,000 SVOD assets, linear TV channels (Viacom networks), and podcasts in multiple languages across 40+ countries. During those years I've learned how to move in a startup environment using lean management and delivered an amazing product experience.
Prior to Afrostream, I was appointed as MY ZEN TV Managing Director (2014). My Zen TV is an international lifestyle TV channel dedicated to wellness available in 80+ countries (25M+ subs - 130+ platforms). I successfully handled the brand relaunch and repositioning. Optimized the P&L and increased revenue (+20%) thanks to new market expansion and launch of local versions (Russian, Spanish, and Turkish). More than that I redeployed the OTT streaming offer.
I've shaped my career in the media during my 14 years at LAGARDERE ACTIVE (acquired in 2019 by M6 Group). As the SVP Global Media Distribution, I was responsible for overseeing the Distribution business of a portfolio of 15+ TV channels, pop up channels, and non-linear services. At this position, I generated a yearly +60M$ turnover with a long history of YOY revenue growth (85% of the TV activities revenue). I played a key role in driving Lagardere's pursuit of new growth opportunities including the launch of 13 TV channels from scratch in multiple languages over 130 territories and M&A. I've learned how to manage multicultural teams and affiliates through complex international environments.
I hold a Master's Degree in Media, Design and Art and earned a Bachelor's Degree in Applied Arts from the prestigious French school of Art & Design "Ecole Boulle".
I speak French, English and Spanish.
I was born in the Caribbean. I spend the majority of my free time: riding horses, discovering Art, new interior design, meditating and traveling the world (50+ countries) with family and friends.
I am an active advocate for #Diversity #Equity and #Inclusion.
"I could live anywhere in the world, as long as there are great people, great weather and great wi-fi"