Graduate of a Control of Economy applied in 1986 and DEA 101 General policy of the organizations of the University Paris-Dauphine and wire of Jean-Luc Lagardere, it carries out the major part of his career within the family group Lagardere : chief of the department of the new commercial projects and electronic Media S at Matra and finally managing director of Lagardere SA.
In 1994, he becomes president of Grolier Inc. with the the United States, then of return in France it has in load the Restructuration branch Médias of the Groupe Lagardere (sale of Club Internet, repurchase of 34% of CanalSat and 27,4% of MultiThématiques; acquisition of the stores Virgin Blinds and taken again branch editions of Vivendi Universal).
He succeeds his father who dies on March 14th, 2003 at the 75 years age of the continuations of a Coma.
active Manager and chairman of Lagardere SCA like chairman of Lagardere Media (the pole media of the Lagardère group) and managing director of Lagardere Activates (the audio-visual branch of Lagardere Media).
- President of the directory of EADS (the European group of Aeronautical).
- Mi- 2006 it creates the TEAM Lagardere, which is a “ platform of research to the service of the sport élite ” and in particular of the Tennis to Paris.
- He is member of the Académie of the Sports.
A380Arnaud Lagardere sold most of its actions EADS little before the action does not fall out of purse following the advertisement of the delays in the program A380. That was worth to him to be auditioned several hours by the Autorité of the Financial markets on May 29th, 2007 within the framework of an investigation on possible a Délit of initiate. The Canard Enchaîné of May 30th, 2007 specified that the investigators of the MFA found, at the time of a searching to the head office of Lagardère, an instructive note-book in the trunk of the office of Raymond Levy, president of the board of trustee of Lagardere SCA. According to the Canard Enchaîné , this note-book shows that the vexations of A380 were known of Arnaud Lagardere before the resale of the actions for 890.000.000 € of appreciations. This possible offense of initiate clarifies of a new day the sentence of Arnaud Lagardere of June 2006: I have choice between to pass for somebody from dishonest person or of inefficient, which does not know what occurred in its factories, I assume this second version On Wednesday, October 3, 2007, Le Figaro does its one with the business thus revealed by the MFA.
See also: Business EADS
Paris MatchJournalists of Paris Match in particular Alain Genestar suspect it of having dismissed this last at the request of Nicolas Sarkozy to have published a photograph of Cécilia Sarkozy with Richard Attias with the one of the newspaper of August 26th, 2005.
Sunday newspaperCertain journalists (having wanted to preserve anonymity) suspect it of having blocked the publication of an article of the Sunday newspaper indicating that the wife of the president lately elected, Nicolas Sarkozy, had not gone to vote with the second round of the presidential election.
In the network of relations of Arnaud Lagardere, one counts Nicolas Sarkozy, Martin Bouygues, Laurent Fabius, Alain Juppe, Bertrand Delanoë, François-Henri Pinault (wire of François Pinault), Henri de Castries, Gerald de Roquemaurel and Thierry Breton.
- “ I have choice between to pass for somebody from dishonest person or of inefficient, which does not know what occurred in its factories, I assume this second version. ” June 2006, following the vexations met by EADS.
- “ I would not yield anything and would not forget anything! ”
- “ It is what independence as regards press? Pipeau. Before knowknowing if they are independent, the journalists would announce better if their newspaper is perennial. ” Quoted by Thierry Gadault, Arnaud Lagardere, insolate it , Maren Sell editors, Paris, 2006, p. 204 - Taken again by Pierre Rimbert
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