Jean-François Cecillon

Former CEO of EMI, Founder of Universal MATRIX and Managing Director of Waddington Custot Galleries

Since his arrival in London in 1990, French-born JF Cecillon has had a particularly eclectic and fascinating career, which has included becoming CEO of SEGA Europe in 1998, International Chairman & CEO of EMI Music in 2006 and Vice-Chairman of the Really Useful Groups Holdings -Andrew Lloyd Weber’s musical empire- in 2008. In 2001, he created his first portfolio, including as Founder and Chairman of the Music Matrix Ltd and Board Director of 46664 Global Event at the Nelson Mandela Foundation. In 2010, he created a second portfolio, this time in the digital space, working with over 50 different investment arms. In 2013, he became President of Financiere Aurenis and Global Chairman & CEO of Eaglemoss Publishing Group. Since 2015, he has been Managing Director of Waddington Custot Galleries and founded the Universal Matrix LLP, a business development company. A graduate from the Institut Superieur de Gestion in Paris, he has three London-born children with his wife Catherine and his hobbies include football, tennis, ski, trekking, sci-fi, geopolitics, boat and car driving.

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