Philippe Cayla

CEO of Euronews


On April 24, 2003 Philippe Cayla was appointed Chairman of SOCEMIE. Since December 2008, he has been Chairman of the Executive Board of Euronews S.A.

Philippe Cayla began his career as a civil servant before working for some major French industrial companies and for the French public television broadcaster France Télévisions. From June 2000 to April 2003, he was Director of International Development of France Télévisions.  From 1993 to 2000, he worked with Eutelsat, one of the world’s leading providers of satellite infrastructure. 

From 1985 to 1992 with Matra, Philippe Cayla was Deputy Managing Director and Strategy Director of Matra-Marconi Space. He had earlier held the position of Sales & Finance Director and Strategy Director of Matra Espace. He began his career in the industrial sector with Alcatel as Director for Europe from 1983 to 1985.

From 1976 to 1983, Philippe Cayla held a number of posts within the French Ministries as civil servant (Public Works, Industry, Foreign Trade ministries). He was a technical adviser to Michel Jobert, French State Secretary, Minister of Foreign Trade. 

Philippe Cayla was a student at the Ecole des Mines de Paris, Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris and Ecole Nationale d’Administration. He has been a senior lecturer in Economics at Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris. He is a member of the Board of Aspen France. He is a Knight of The Legion of Honour. 

Philippe Cayla was born in 1949.