About Media & Society Foundation executive management team…
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Yves Ménestrier is Executive Director of the Media and Society Foundation. Since the 1970s, he is a major actor of French-speaking Switzerland broadcasting scene. He founded the records chain of stores "Back to Mono" in 1978. He started his career at the TSR (French-speaking Swiss TV channel) in 1981 as a music show presenter and was never to leave the channel, in parallel with its activities of TV shows independent producer from 1987 to 1990. He then successfully rose through the ranks of the TSR, successively being Variety shows manager (1990-1991), Entertainment department manager (1991-1998) and Project manager for Arthur Andersen reforms (1997-1998), General Secretary of the TSR (1999-2003) and finally Programming Director of the TSR from 2003 to 2008.
Guillaume Chenevière is President of the World Radio and Television Council, a civil society initiative in favour of public service broadcasting, and Director of the MEDIA & SOCIETY FOUNDATION, which promotes an international quality management standard for the media industry. He was executive director of the World Electronic Media Forum organized in December 2003 on the occasion of the the World Summit on the Information Society. Born in Geneva in 1937, he was successively a sociologist (European Centre for Culture), a journalist (Tribune de Genève), an executive in the automobile industry (Chrysler) and a theatre director (Théâtre de Carouge). In 1975, he joined TSR, Télévision Suisse Romande, the French speaking national television of Switzerland. Head of Entertainment and Culture, he became controller of programmes in 1986, and finally director general from 1992 to 2001. During the Swiss national exhibition of 2002, he was responsible of all radio and TV programmes of the Swiss Broadcasting Corporation.
Nicole Piaget is active in facilities management since 1983. She is providing administrative services to small companies, civil society groups and independent workers. Her company GESFICO handles about 40 such mandates, tailored to each customer’s needs, from accounting to event organization. She was the UN representative of the International Federation of Business and Professional Women.
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