Bernard Miyet

Bernard Miyet, graduated in political and economic sciences, is a former alumni of the prestigious ENA. He joined the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1976 and served in the United Nations Department in Geneva. In 1981, he was appointed Chief of Staff to the French Minister of Communication and became Chairman and CEO of Sofirad in 1983 (State-owned holding controlling media and TV production companies in France and overseas). In 1985, he has been charged to launch “La Cinq” the first commercial television network. From 1986 to 1989, he was French Consul General in Los Angeles, before moving back to the foreign office as Deputy Director General for cultural, scientific and technical relations as well as Director of communication. Appointed in 1991 Ambassador, Permanent Representative of France to the United Nations in Geneva, and then Ambassador at large responsible for the audiovisual affairs during the GATT negotiations. In 1994, he was appointed Ambassador, Permanent Representative of France to the OSCE in Vienna before taking over from Kofi Annan’s position as Under-Secretary General of the United Nations in charge of the Department of peace keeping operations. From 2001 to 2012, he is the Chief Executive Officer of the management board of SACEM as well as President of GESAC (European grouping of societies of authors and composers) since 2005.