September 3, 2019

Sophie Nicolet appointed Senior Vice President, Corporate Communications of Hachette Livre

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Ronald Blunden, Senior Vice President for Corporate Communications and Sustainable Growth of Hachette Livre since 2007, having decided to retire, Sophie Nicolet will succeed him as Senior Vice President, Corporate Communications on November 1st.

Sophie Nicolet will become a member of Hachette Livre’s International Executive Board and of its French Executive Board. In addition to her responsibilities as Sr VP, Corporate Communications, she will coordinate the Group’s social responsibility programs.
Upon Ronald Blunden’s departure, the Group’s environmental policy will be led by Gaëtan Ruffault, Senior Vice President, Human Resources France.

Arnaud Nourry, Chairman and CEO of Hachette Livre, said: “After a remarkable career as a publisher and communications executive, Ronald has brought to Hachette Livre over the past ten years a unique combination of American culture and French culture, of experience in book publishing and in corporate communications, of wisdom and enthusiasm. I will miss him.”

Sophie Nicolet is a graduate of the Burgundy Business School and holds a Telfer School of Management MBA. After beginning her career with L’Oréal and Coty, she joined Quiksilver as Brand Manager Europe (2001-2003), was promoted to VP, Communications for Europe, (2003-2006) and eventually to VP, Global Communications of Quiksilver-Rossignol, based in the US, after the merger (2006-2009). In 2010, she moved to Nike France as VP, Communications and in 2015 became Marketing VP of Nike Women. Since 2016, before joining Hachette Livre, she ran a consultancy specializing in marketing and communications strategy.
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