France-born distribution and providers firm Believe has appointed Béatrice Dumurgier as its new Chief Working Officer.
On this newly created place, based mostly in Paris, Dumurgier will report back to Denis Ladegaillerie, Founder and CEO of Imagine.
The corporate says that Dumurgier will lead “Imagine’s end-to-end execution whereas being a core contributor of the Group’s world technique”.
Imagine additionally says that the exec “has a confirmed monitor report of efficiently steering and scaling companies”.
Previous to becoming a member of Imagine, Dumurgier was the CEO of BNP Paribas Private Buyers, then COO of BlaBlaCar, and Senior Advisor at BlackFin Capital Companions.
In a profession spanning over 20 years, Béatrice Dumurgier began as a guide for McKinsey in France and within the US, earlier than becoming a member of the French Ministry of Financial system and Finance as Vice President throughout the Paris Membership after which the Agence des Participations de l’Etat from 2000 to 2004.
She then joined BNP Paribas, serving successively as VP Technique & M&A for Cetelem (2004-2007), Secretary of the Group Govt Committee (2007-2010), Head of Area for French Retail Community (2010-2012) and COO Retail Banking (2012-2016) till being named CEO at BNP Paris Private Buyers, the net Retail Funding Platform of the Group working in Europe and in India.
In 2019, Dumurgier joined BlaBlaCar as COO to help the speedy progress of the enterprise. She was most lately Senior Advisor throughout the Non-public Fairness Fund BlackFin Capital Companions.
A graduate of each France’s prime college Ecole Polytechnique and the MIT, she is a Younger Chief of the French American Basis and a member of Choiseul “100 Financial Leaders of Tomorrow”.
She additionally acts as Unbiased Board Member for main listed firms similar to On line casino Group and Peugeot Make investments.
Dumurgier’s appointment follows Beleive’s publication final month of its H1 2022 outcomes (for the six months to finish of June).
Imagine’s group income progress in H1 was up +35.4% YoY to €352.2 million, and up 35.6% YoY on an natural foundation (i.e. discounting acquisitions made this 12 months);
The agency’s digital income progress was up 37.8% YoY within the interval, reflecting what Imagine calls “stable market share good points”.
Imagine, which is publicly traded in France, additionally upped its income steering for the full-year of 2022. Imagine introduced final month that it expects its FY 2022 natural income progress to achieve circa +29% YoY.
“I’m thrilled to welcome Béatrice amongst our ranks as Imagine’s new COO.”
Denis Ladegaillerie, Imagine
Denis Ladegaillerie, Founder and CEO, stated: “I’m thrilled to welcome Béatrice amongst our ranks as Imagine’s new COO as I’m satisfied her experience in digital transformation and scaling up companies, in addition to her management is the right match to accompany Imagine on this subsequent part of progress and guarantee our groups are totally geared up to finest help our artists and labels in alignment with our values of respect, equity and transparency.”
“I couldn’t be extra excited to hitch Imagine, one in all France’s most revolutionary world firms to help the following stage of its post-IPO improvement and consolidate the expansion of its revolutionary mannequin.”
Béatrice Dumurgier, COO, added: “I couldn’t be extra excited to hitch Imagine, one in all France’s most revolutionary world firms to help the following stage of its post-IPO improvement and consolidate the expansion of its revolutionary mannequin.
“After stepping off the company ladder to pursue a extra entrepreneurial path within the excessive progress worldwide scale-up tech ecosystem with BlaBlaCar, I’m desperate to step into this subsequent stage of my profession and contribute to form the way forward for the music business at Imagine.”Music Enterprise Worldwide