Grégory Rabuel takes over as CEO of Groupe Barrière
The two young heirs to the Barrière group, Alexandre Barrière and Joy Desseigne-Barrière, have appointed Grégory Rabuel as their new CEO. Although Rabuel’s name had already been mentioned during the handover of power last January, it’s now official: the former CEO of SFR and Altice France is now at the helm of the company.
Grégory Rabuel new CEO of Barrière Group
Barrière, the largest land-based casino company in the French market for over a century, continues to reorganize following the appointment of Alexandre Barrière as the group’s new chairman. In fact, the former Chairman and CEO of SFR and Altice France, Grégory Rabuel, has been chosen to lead the group to new heights. In concrete terms, the core of his mission is to reinvigorate Barrière’s growth and develop and diversify its activities in France and the rest of the world.
About Barrière’s new general managerhis co-chairmen, Alexandre Barrière and Joy Desseigne-Barrière, said: ” Grégory has extensive experience in business development, particularly in highly competitive environments. He will be able to lead Barrière’s teams in France and around the world on the road to renewed growth, but also to innovation. “.
As for Grégory Rabuel, he declared: “ I’m very proud to be joining a French group, which is also family-owned and a hundred years old. With Alexandre and Joy at the helm, Barrière is turning a new page in its history. Alongside my 7,000 new colleagues and staff, I will devote all my energy to the task entrusted to me. The aim is to steer the Group towards new, exciting and challenging horizons. This will be done in strict accordance with the values and heritage of the Barrière family. “.
Grégory Rabuel’s packed curriculum vitae
Prior to managing the Barrière Group, Grégory Rabuel was head of SFR and Altice France (until 2022). Aged 45, Grégory Rabuel is no stranger to the telecoms and media sector, having worked in it for some twenty years. His career began at Bouygues Telecom in 2000. At the time, he was a key account sales engineer. He then moved to Numericable, where he was in charge of B2B and B2C activities. Finally, following SFR’s takeover of Numericable in 2014, he was promoted to CEO of SFR Distribution.
Grégory Rabuel will have spent three years at the head of SFR. Appointed CEO in 2019, he will have helped the group achieve sales of 10.7 billion euros. In 2021, at the helm of Altice France, Grégory Rabuel will have directed media such as BFM TV and RMC.