Born in 1958, Hervé Philippe is a graduate of the Institut d'Etudes Politiques in Paris and holds a degree in economics. He began his career with Crédit National in 1982 as business manager for company financing in the Ile-de-France region.
He then joined the COB (Commission des opérations de bourse, stock market operations commission) in 1989 as manager of the sector including French companies registered on the official stock exchange list. From 1992 to 1998, he served as head of the Operations and Financial Information Department.
In 1998, he joined the Sagem group, where he served as Director of Legal and Administrative Affairs for Sagem SA (1998-2000), Administrative and Financial Director of Sfim (1999-2000), and Communications Director at Sagem SA (2000-2001). In 2001, he took over the position of Chief Financial Officer, becoming a member of the board of Sagem SA in 2003.
In November 2005, Hervé Philippe was named Chief Financial Officer of the Havas group.
In May 2010, ha was named "Directeur Général Délégué".
He is member of the Board of Directors representing "Financière de Longchamp".
Directeur Général Délégué & Chief Financial Officer