He was born in 1950. Nicolas de Tavernost holds a Degree in Law from the University of Bordeaux, as well as a Degree in Political Studies from the Institute of Political Studies of Bordeaux. From 1974 to 1986 he was a Senior Official of the Ministry of Foreign Trade and the Ministry of Postal Services and Telecommunications, and served as representative of the French Chamber of Commerce in Zurich, the Telecommunications General Authority and the Public Services Division of the Video Communications Department. Mr. de Tavernost joined Lyonnaise des Eaux in 1986 as Multimedia Operations Manager and, one year later, he became general Manager of M6 (MÉTROPOLE TELEVISIÓN, S.A.). in 2000 he was appointed chairman of M6.
He is a member of the Executive Committee of BERTELSMANN, A.G. and the Operations Management Committee of RTL GROUP, S.A. He has also held other offices within the M6 GROUP and the RTL GROUP: Permanent representative of (a) MÉTROPOLE TÉLÉVISION, in his capacity as Chairman of: M6 PUBLICITÉ S.A.S., IMMOBILIÈRE M6 S.A.S., M6 BORDEAUX S.A.S., M6 INTERACCIONES S.A.S., M6 Web S.A.S. , M6 FOOT SAS, MANDARIN CINÉMA S.A.S. and FIDÉLITÉ FILMS; (b) M6 Web in his capacity as Chairman of I GRAAL S.A.; (c) MÉTROPOLE TÉLÉVISION as Manager of SASP FOOTBALL CLUB DES GIRONDINS DE BORDEAUX, SOCIÉTÉ NOUVELLE DE DISTRIBUTION S.A., C. PRODUCTIONS S.A., EXTENSION TV S.A.S., IP FRANCIA SA, IP RÉGIONS S.A., SOCIÉTÉ D´EXPLOITATION RADIOCHIC-SERC S.A. and SOCIÉTÉ DE DÉVELOPPEMENT de RADIO DIFFUSIONSODERA S.A.; (d) MÉTROPOLE TÉLÉVISION, in his capacity as member of the Shareholders’ Committee of Multi4 S.A.S.; (e) MÉTROPOLE TÉLÉVISION in his capacity as Managing Partner of SCI du 107, Avenue Charles de Gaulle, (f) IMMOBILIÈRE BAYARD D´ANTIN S.A. in his capacity as Manager of MÉDIAMÉTRIE S.A. - Member of the Board of the Football Club des Girondins de Bordeaux. Chairman and Member of the Supervisory Board of EDIRADIO S.A. – Member of the Board of Directors of RTL FRANCE RADIO S.A.S.