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Jean-Pierre de Kerraoul

Jean-Pierre de Kerraoul

President SOGEMEDIA Group, France

Jean-Pierre Kerraoul was born in 1947. He graduated in economic sociology from the Institut d'Études Politiques de Paris (IEP). He has worked as a journalist for the Japanese public television NHK and medical and scientific press. Since 1975, he has developed its activity in the regional weekly newspaper, imagining or creating multiple titles. Jean-Pierre Kerraoul’s first company consisted of independent regional weekly newspaper in France.

He has been president of the Syndicat de la Presse Hebdomadaire Régionale (SPHR), the Fédération de la Presse periodic Régionale (FPPR) and the Fédération Nationale de la Presse Française, where he spoke at the major issues determining the future of the press as the ethics and deontology, distribution, journalist training, financing and investment, and participated in numerous negotiations with professional partners and public authorities.

In 2003, he created Vivrici, a company that allowed the creation of regional information weeklies, thanks to the principle of franchising, first applied in the field of the press. The network of Vivrici includes twenty-one titles.

Today his priority is focused on the development of the group SOGEMEDIA. Jean-Pierre Kerraoul is also chairman of the Committee Publicité Guild Press (Weekly Regionals).