Mathieu Gallet

Mathieu Gallet (born 8 January 1977) is a French senior civil servant and political advisor. He was the chief executive of the Institut national de l'audiovisuel from 2010 to 2014. He was the CEO of Radio France from 2014 to 2018. The following year, in 2019, he launched Majelan, a podcast distribution and production platform.[1]

Mathieu Gallet
Mathieu Gallet in 2019
Born (1977-01-08) 8 January 1977
Alma materInstitut d'études politiques de Bordeaux
Pantheon-Sorbonne University
OccupationPresident of Radio France (2014-2018)

Early life

Mathieu Gallet was born on 8 January 1977 in Villeneuve-sur-Lot.[2][3] He earned a bachelor's degree in the humanities, and he graduated from the Institut d'études politiques de Bordeaux.[2][3] He also earned a master's degree in Political Economy from Pantheon-Sorbonne University.[2][3]


Gallet began his career at Pathé, followed by Canal +.[2][3] He worked as an advisor to Industry Minister François Loos in 2006, Culture Minister Christine Albanel from 2007 to 2009, and Culture Minister Frédéric Mitterrand from 2009 to 2010.[2][3][4]

Gallet was the chief executive of the Institut national de l'audiovisuel from 2010 to 2014[2][3][4] He has served as the CEO of Radio France from 2014 to 2018.[2]

Following a conviction for favouritism in the atrribution of publicity contracts during his time as President of INA, Gallet was sentenced to a one year jail term, which was suspended, as well as a 20,000 Euro fine. This sentence is currently under appeal. Frederic Mitterrand suggested Emmanuel Macron's involvement in Gallet's conviction because the rumors about their homosexual affairs were damaging to Macron's presidential image.[5]

Following this conviction, the Conseil Superieur de l'Audiovisuel removed Gallet as President of Radio France on 31 January 2018.

In 2018 he founded Majelan, a start-up with aspirations to become the “Netflix of podcasts”.[6] The platform has been launched in June 2019.[1]


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