Elie Hennau is New Head of France Galop

Elie Hennau | France Galop

Elie Hennau has been appointed director general of France Galop, with Henri Pouret promoted to deputy managing director of the organisation.

Pouret, who has been with France Galop for 20 years and was previously the deputy general manager, will remain in charge of racing operations and the management of racecourses and training centres. He will also represent France Galop in international matters. 

Hennau, a former amateur rider, has previously been president of the Fegentri organisation for amateurs. With a business background in insurance, he is currently director of the individual protection market at AXA France and managing director of its subsidiary ADIS.

A statement released by France Galop on Wednesday evening read, “The Board of Directors of France Galop met in an extraordinary session this Wednesday, January 24, 2024, and validated the proposal of Guillaume de Saint-Seine, [who was] elected President of France Galop on December 12, 2023, to appoint Elie Hennau director general of France Galop. The same board also approved Guillaume de Saint-Seine's proposal to promote Henri Pouret to the position of deputy managing director.”

 

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