Vivendi Universal Names Bernard Spitz Head of Strategy for EuropeVivendi Universal Investor Relations
...Vivendi Universal Names Bernard Spitz Head of Strategy for Europe New York and Paris, January 23, 2002 - Vivendi Universal [NYSE: V; Paris Bourse: EX FP] today announced that Bernard Spitz, Senior Vice President in charge of Economics and Corporate Studies, has been promoted to the additional position of Head of Strategy for Europe for Vivendi Universal, effective immediately.
new capacity, he
will report to Bruce Hack, Executive Vice President of Strategic Planning and Business Development for Vivendi Universal
. Mr. Spitz
will continue to be based in Paris.As Head of Strategy for Europe, he will be responsible for identifying and pursuing strategic opportunities in Europe for the parent company, Vivendi Universal. Bernard Spitz joined the company in February 2001 in the position of Senior Vice President, Corporate & Economic Studies at the Finance Department of Vivendi Universal, reporting to Guillaume Hannezo, Senior Executive Vice President and CFO.
...A member of the Council of State since 1986, Mr. Spitz has also served as Secretary General of the French Task force on the Internet at the French Ministry of Finance (1999-2001) and was a member of the international board on the Internet of the Bertelsmann Foundation.
served as Director in charge of corporate affairs at Canal+ (1992-1996), Senior adviser to the Prime minister of France, Michel Rocard (1988-1991), and Reporter on the Advertising and Media markets at the French Anti-Trust Council
(1987). He currently teaches Media Management at the Institute of Political Science and Economics, and Digital Communication Economics at the University of La Sorbonne in Paris.He also serves on the Board of the CFCE (French Council for Foreign Trade).
Formerly a columnist for the newspaper Le Monde
, an editor at the publishing firm Calmann-Lévy
and a producer for the 'France-Culture' radio channel, he
is also the author of several reports for the Government about Television and new Technologies (including the reports on Digital Television's future in 1996).