ST. DENIS, France (CelebrityAccess) — The board of directors of the joint venture that operates Stade de France announced that Alexandra Boutelier has been appointed as chief executive officer of the stadium.
Boutelier’s promotion to the leadership role at the stadium follows a unanimous vote by the JV’s board to separate the company’s chairmanship and executive management.
Pierre Coppey will continue to serve as chairman and Henry de la Monneraye as vice-chairman at the organization.
Boutelier, who comes from a merchant banking and entrepreneurial background, joined venue management company Vinci in 2010. She was promoted to head of mergers and acquisitions at VINCI Concessions in 2012, deputy chief executive officer of Consortium Stade de France in April 2013 then head of VINCI Stadium division in 2014.
She also chairs the companies that operate the main stadiums in Le Mans (MMArena) and Nice (Allianz Riviera).
With a football of capacity of 80,698, the Stade de France, located in the Parisian suburb of St. Denis, is one of the largest stadiums in Europe.