2nd Mar 2018
The board of directors of CITIA confirms the appointment of a new CEO: Mickaël Marin
The board of directors of CITIA (the establishment organising the International Animation Film Festival, Mifa and Forum Blanc, and stakeholders in the development of the images sector and creative industry in Haute-Savoie) have unanimously appointed Mickaël Marin as CEO.
Mickaël Marin, who will assume the post on 1st July 2018, is currently CITIA Managing Director and Head of Economic Development & Mifa.
"I am delighted at the unanimous decision of the board. Mickaël Marin has the qualities to undertake ambitious projects for CITIA and to continue developing the work in all of the fields in which it is involved (culture, training and the economy). He is familiar with the animation sector and creative industry due to his prior participation in the success of all of CITIA’s activities. In addition, he knows all about dealing with institutional partners on a local, regional, national and European level, and he has always been involved in relations with CITIA’s international network. His humility, human nature and forward-looking perspective undoubtedly make him the man for the job."
Dominique Puthod, Chairman of CITIA
A look back at his experience
After graduating in Commerce and Sales at Savoie University (IAE Savoie Mont-Blanc), Mickaël Marin started out at the International Animation Film Centre (Cica) in 2001.
From 2002 to 2004, he was Assistant to the Head of the Annecy International Animation Film Market; then in 2005, becoming Head of Sales and looking after the commercial development of Mifa.
In 2009, he was made Head of Mifa, working closely with the General Management of CITIA to define the strategy of the Market, its influence on a national and international scale and its operational organisation.
Since January 2011, he has also been Head of Economic Development & Mifa, and, along with his duties within the Market, he collaborates with CITIA CEO Patrick Eveno, in the development of the "Image et industries créatives" (Picture and creative industries) sector present in Haute-Savoie.
While keeping his position as Head of Economic Development & Mifa, he also became CITIA Managing Director and consequently contributed to the strategic governance of CITIA alongside the President, Dominique Puthod, and Director, Patrick Eveno.
On 1st July 2018, Mickaël Marin will assume the post of CEO of CITIA.