The org’s current managing director and head of economic development assumes new role July 1.
The board of directors of CITIA, which organizes the Annecy International Animation Festival, Mifa and Forum Blanc, and stakeholders in the development of the images sector and creative industry in Haute-Savoie, France, have unanimously appointed Mickaël Marin as the group’s new CEO.
Marin, who will assume the post July 1, is currently CITIA managing director and head of economic development and head of Mifa.
“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),” said Dominique Puthod, chairman of CITIA. “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."
After graduating in commerce and sales at Savoie University, Marin started his career at the International Animation Film Centre in 2001. From 2002 to 2004, he was assistant to the head of the Annecy International Animation Film Market; then in 2005, he became head of sales and looked 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 organization.
Since January 2011, he has also been head of economic development and head of Mifa, and, along with his duties within the market, collaborates with CITIA CEO Patrick Eveno, in the development of the picture and creative industries in Haute-Savoie.
While keeping his position as head of economic development and Mifa, he also became CITIA managing director and contributed to the strategic governance of CITIA alongside the president, Dominique Puthod, and director, Patrick Eveno.