A life-long diplomat, Bernard Miyet joined GPLUS as a senior adviser during the summer of 2013. Until 2012 Bernard had been for eleven years the President of the SACEM Board of Directors (music authors, composers and publishers guild), an important player in France’s creative sector. He was instrumental in piloting the organisation into the digital age, as well as in developing external partnerships, notably in the United States.
Bernard has an impressive track record in international affairs having served as Deputy Secretary General of the United Nations in charge of peace-keeping operations, and French Ambassador to several international organisations in Geneva and Vienna, including the GATT and the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE).
Bernard successfully negotiated the exclusion of the audiovisual sector from the international trade negotiations in 1993-1994 – soon to become the World Trade Organisation (WTO). Between 1981 and 1983 he was also head of Cabinet for the Minister of Communications in the government of Pierre Mauroy, and later became adviser to the President of Schlumberger during the creation of the first private mainstream television channel in France, “La Cinq”.
A graduate of the Institute of Political Studies in Grenoble (IEP) and the National School of Public Administration (ENA), Bernard speaks French, English and Italian.