Maxime Saada is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of CANAL+ Group, Chairman of Studiocanal, and Chairman & CEO of Dailymotion.
Born in June 1970, he is a graduate of Sciences Po Paris (1992) and holds an MBA from HEC (1994). He served for six years on the board of directors of Sciences Po Paris (2006-2013) where he taught Corporate Strategy for twelve years.
Before entering the media world, he began his career in 1994 within the North American branch of DATAR (France’s Inter-ministerial Delegation of Land Planning and Regional Attractiveness) where he was responsible for the promotion, prospecting, and oversight of American investments in France.
He went on to join the consultancy firm McKinsey & Company in 1999 where he eventually became Associate Principal in 2004 with an industry focus on TMT (Telecom Media and Technology) and financial institutions, and a functional expertise on post-merger and asset management.
In 2004, Maxime Saada was appointed EVP Strategy of CANAL+ Group, where he would later join the board of directors and oversee consumer studies for the entire Group. Following his contribution to bringing TPS shareholders into CANAL+ Group, he became Marketing Director of CANAL+ Group and Head of CANALSAT in June 2007. He was named Commercial Director of CANAL+ Group in 2009.
Maxime Saada was then promoted to Executive Vice President of CANAL+ Group in charge of Pay TV distribution in France in January 2011, and as such in charge of sales, marketing and all customer relationships.
In April 2013, he was appointed Executive Vice President of CANAL+ Pay TV France, where he oversaw all programming of CANAL+ channels and editorial aspects of CANAL+ offers.
In July 2015, he became Chief Executive Officer of CANAL+ Group. In this role, he supervises all activities of the CANAL+ Group, including CANAL+ France, CANAL+ International, and STUDIOCANAL. The same year, he was appointed Chairman and CEO of Dailymotion.
In 2018, he became Chairman and CEO of CANAL+ Group and Chairman of STUDIOCANAL.
Maxime Saada is also board member of Gameloft, Médiamétrie and Mezzo.