European Voice becomes a stand-alone media company
Brussels – April 22nd, 2013
As of today European Voice has become a stand-alone company. European Voice which was set up by The Economist Group in 1995, has been bought by Selectcom*, a Paris-based information and media group. According to Sheherazade Semsar-de Boisséson, founder of Selectcom: “Our goal is to increase European Voice’s influence, circulation and readership, taking it beyond Brussels and the European Union’s leaders to reach decision-makers and key influencers in the national capitals“. The acquisition has evolved from a close relationship between The Economist Group and Selectcom, whose French subsidiary (Dii) has managed Economist Conferences and The Economist Group’s PR in France for more than ten years. Nigel Ludlow, managing director of EMEA of The Economist Group said: “I am very pleased with this acquisition by a long-standing, independent partner that will give European Voice its full scope to evolve”. The current staff will remain in place, under the leadership of Sheherazade Semsar-de Boisséson. An advisory board will be created to guide the management and will include Daniel Franklin, executive editor of The Economist. The editorial independence of the publications and the conferences are unaffected.
For more information on the companies:
- Selectcom, based in Paris, is a management-owned company, established in 2006, owner of France’s leading provider of content for conferences and publications, Development institute international (Dii).
- Development institute international (Dii), www.development-institute.com, was established in 1993 and was founded by Sheherazade Semsar-de Boisséson and Stéphane Baudoin.
- European Voice SA, www.europeanvoice.com, was founded in 1995 by The Economist Group and is, with effect from 19 April 2013, a stand-alone company in Belgium.
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