Bompard to become Fnac chairman and ceo

<p>Alexandre Bompard will replace Christophe Cuvillier as chairman and chief executive of the French cultural product chain Fnac at the beginning of next year. The appointment marks &quot;a new phase&quot; in the chain&rsquo;s development in &quot;this highly competitive market,&quot; and the aim to strengthen its position in France and abroad &quot;as a leader of the digital revolution,&quot; the statement said.</p><p>Bompard (38) has been the head of the Europe 1 radio station since June 2008, after working for the Canal + television channel and serving in as a finance inspector and advisor to Fran&ccedil;ois Fillon when the prime minister was social affairs minister.</p><p>Bompard had been tipped to replace Patrick de Carolis as head of France T&eacute;l&eacute;vision, but the job went to R&eacute;my Pflimlin instead. After his election, President Nicolas Sarkozy took over responsibility for appointments to the post.<br /><br />Cuvillier will take up a new position in the office of PPR chief, Fran&ccedil;ois-Henri Pinault.</p>