Agnes Touraine to join the Supervisory Board of 21 Centrale Partners

June 06, 2013

21 Centrale Partners is pleased to announce the nomination of Agnès Touraine to its Supervisory Board.

Agnès Touraine is an accomplished media executive with longstanding expertise in publishing and interactive media. She held such positions as Chairman and Chief Executive of Vivendi Universal Publishing, Vivendi Games and Havas Interactive as well as Head of Hachette’s Consumer publishing after having started her career at McKinsey.

After serving for blue-chip publishing and media companies, Agnès Touraine founded Act III Consultants, a management consulting firm advising top executives eager to boost the growth profile of their companies, and more recently Act III Gaming, a consultant agency helping companies finding ‘serious games’ to meet their training and communication needs. Agnès Touraine also acts as non-executive Director of Neopost SA (mailing solutions & mailroom equipment), Director of Darty plc (multinational consumer electronics retailer) and Administrator of the Women’s Forum, the Institut Français des Administrateurs, as well as the French American Foundation.

Agnès Touraine received an M.B.A. from Columbia University, a Law Degree from La Sorbonne University, and graduated from Institut d'Etudes Politiques Paris.

Gérard Pluvinet, Founding Managing Partner of 21 Centrale Partners, commented: “We are delighted to welcome Agnès to our Supervisory Board. Agnès’ deep knowledge is complementary with that of other Senior advisors who work with 21 and its portfolio companies to provide a unique global perspective, deep industry knowledge and access to a wealth of relationships. This enhances 21’s ability to accelerate the growth of its portfolio companies and capture attractive opportunities. “

Agnès Touraine added: “I was drawn to the growth-focused approach of 21. We share a common vision on how to best realize the growth potential of companies in order to propel them to their next stage of development. I am very excited to be joining the 21 network.“

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