Marie-Christine Saragosse


Marie-Christine Saragosse is President and Director General of France Médias Monde. She graduated from Sciences Po and the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales and is an alumni of ENA; she began her career in the audiovisual public sector, firstly at the Ministry for Communication and then in the cabinet of the French Minister for Francophone Countries, where she was responsible for France's external audiovisual work. She continued this work at the French Ministry for Foreign Affairs before joining TV5 in 1997. She became Director General in 1998 and Vice-President in 2001. After two years running the Department for Cultural Cooperation and French at the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs, she returned to a senior management role at TV5MONDE in May 2008, in the wake of the AEF’s reform which separated the posts of Chairman of the Board of Directors and President of the channel.

Her first novel, Temps Ensoleillé avec Fortes Rafales de Vent (Sunny with Strong Winds) was published in 2012 by Editions Érick Bonnier. In the same year, she was appointed President Director General of Audiovisuel Extérieur de la France whose company name changed to France Médias Monde on 27 June 2013. The group includes the news channel France 24 and the radio stations RFI and Monte Carlo Doualiya. In 2018, she was re-elected as President of France Médias Monde for another five-year term. She was appointed Chevalier de la Légion d’Honneur in 2012 and Officier de l’Ordre National du Mérite in 2016. She is also a member of the Board of Directors of the AFP, the Théâtre de la Ville, the Etablissement Public du Musée du Louvre and TV5MONDE.

President and Director general, France Médias Monde
Organization :
Issy-les-Moulineaux - France
Participation in the sessions of the Forum