Prior to this, Axel was Chief Executive Officer of RTL Radio (France) from 2004 to 2009 and served as Managing Director of TF1 Group (formerly Télévision Française 1) until October 2009. He served as the Chief Executive Officer of Endemol Development and Senior Vice President of Endemol France from 2000 to 2004. In Axel’s early career he was a photojournalist, a television news reporter and host, and Director of Press for IBM France.
Axel has been the Chairman of The Supervisory Board at EuroDisney S.C.A. since February 2017 and a Member of the Supervisory Board since 2013. He serves as a Member of the Supervisory Board of the INA (French National Audiovisual Institute) and Stereopictures SPK (Korea). He served as a Member of Supervisory Board at M6 (Metropole Television M6) from 2007 to 2009.
Born in Lyon, France, Axel is Swiss-French. He holds a Masters degree in International Law and a PhD in Political Science. Axel also holds a diploma from the French Press Institute. In 2008 Axel was awarded the National Order of the Legion of Honour in France.