Delphine Ernotte

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Delphine Ernotte
Delphine Cunci

(1966-07-28) 28 July 1966 (age 52)
Bayonne, France
Alma materÉcole Centrale Paris
Spouse(s)Marc Ernotte
Parent(s)Roger Cunci
Simone Brana
RelativesMarie-Christine Lemardeley (sister)

Delphine Ernotte (born 28 July 1966) is a French telecommunications and media executive. She is a former executive at Orange S.A.. She serves as the chief executive officer of France Télévisions.

Early life[edit]

Delphine Ernotte was born as Delphine Cunci in Bayonne, France on 28 July 1966.[1][2] Both her parents, Roger Cunci and Simone Brana, were physicians.[3] Her maternal grandfather, Jean-Pierre Brana, served as the mayor of Bayonne.[4] She is of Corsican descent on her maternal side.[5] Her sister, Marie-Christine Lemardeley, went on to become the president of University of Paris III: Sorbonne Nouvelle from 2008 to 2014 and a Socialist politician.[4][6]

Ernotte attended preparatory classes at the Lycée Hoche in Versailles, before graduating from the École Centrale Paris in 1989.[1][2]


Ernotte joined France Télécom (later known as Orange S.A.) in 1989,[1] where she worked as a financial analyst until 1993.[3][7] She served as an economist at managerial level from 1993 to 1999.[3][7] She was the head of Paris stores in 1999-2000, and the chief executive of La Société de diffusion de radiotéléphonie (SDR), a subsidiary, from 2000 to 2004.[3] She was the head of Orange's Centre-Val de Loire office from 2004 to 2006.[3] From 2006 to 2008, she served as the director of communication, where she implemented rebranding strategies (from France Télécom to Orange).[3] She served as commercial director of Orange France from 2008 to 2009, and as the head of Orange Distribution, a subsidiary, from 2009 to 2010.[3] She was appointed to the executive committee of Orange in 2010, and she served as the CEO of Orange France from 2011 to 2015.[3][8] During her tenure, a dozen employees committed suicide due to the stressful work culture.[7] She was criticized by the French Confederation of Management – General Confederation of Executives for it.[9]

Ernotte has served as the CEO of France Télévisions since 2015, succeeding Rémy Pflimlin.[1][6][8] Her appointment was criticized by some members of the Conseil supérieur de l'audiovisuel (CSA).[10] She is the first woman to serve as its CEO.[11]

Ernotte is described as a "feminist" by France Télévisions.[12] While she was working at Orange, she founded Inov’Elles, a women's organization.[1] She has criticized France Télévisions as "a television station run by white men over 50".[2]

Ernotte serves as the chairwoman of the board of trustees of the École nationale supérieure de la photographie in Arles.[5][6][13] She is a member of Le Siècle.[5] She became a Knight of the National Order of Merit and the Legion of Honour in 2014.[14][15]

Personal life[edit]

Ernotte is married to Marc Ernotte, a theatre actor.[1] They have two children.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g "Qui est Delphine Ernotte Cunci, la présidente de France Télévisions". Gala. April 24, 2015. Retrieved December 6, 2016.
  2. ^ a b c Bader, Claire (January 20, 2016). "LES PETITS SECRETS DE DELPHINE ERNOTTE, P-DG DU GROUPE FRANCE TÉLÉVISIONS". Capital. Retrieved December 6, 2016.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h Who's who in France 2013 : qui est qui en France 2013 : dictionnaire biographique de personnalités fran-caises vivant en France et à l'étranger, et de personnalités étrangères résidant en France. Paris: Lafitte-Hébrard. 2012. p. 818. ISBN 9782857840534. OCLC 822023816.
  4. ^ a b Sabathié, Pierre (May 29, 2015). "Bayonne : Delphine Ernotte-Cunci en visite en famille". Sud-Ouest. Retrieved December 6, 2016.
  5. ^ a b c Gröndahl, Marie-Pierre (May 5, 2015). "Delphine Ernotte Cunci, la battante". Paris Match. Retrieved December 6, 2016.
  6. ^ a b c Henni, Jamal (April 25, 2015). "France Télévisions: histoire secrète de la nomination de Delphine Ernotte". BFMTV. Retrieved December 6, 2016.
  7. ^ a b c "France Télévisions : Delphine Ernotte-Cunci, une carrière 100 % Orange". Le Point. April 23, 2015. Retrieved December 6, 2016.
  8. ^ a b Renault, Enguérand (April 24, 2015). "Delphine Ernotte, une quadragénaire grande spécialiste du numérique". Le Figaro. Retrieved December 6, 2016.
  9. ^ "Delphine Ernotte est la nouvelle présidente de France Télévisions". L'Express. April 23, 2015. Retrieved December 6, 2016.
  10. ^ Piquard, Alexandre; Telo, Laurent (April 30, 2015). "La nomination de Delphine Ernotte fait toujours grincer des dents". Le Monde. Retrieved December 6, 2016.
  11. ^ Delcambre, Alexis (April 23, 2015). "Delphine Ernotte sera la première présidente de France Télévisions". Le Monde. Retrieved December 6, 2016.
  12. ^ "Qui est Delphine Ernotte, la nouvelle présidente de France Télévisions ?". France Television. April 24, 2015. Retrieved December 6, 2016.
  13. ^ "Le conseil d'administration". École nationale supérieure de la photographie. Retrieved December 6, 2016.
  14. ^ "Décret du 14 novembre 2011 portant promotion et nomination". legifrance. French Republic. Retrieved December 6, 2016.
  15. ^ "Décret du 11 juillet 2014 portant promotion et nomination". legifrance. French Republic. Retrieved December 6, 2016.
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Preceded by
Rémy Pflimlin
President of France Télévisions
Succeeded by