Isabelle Simon has been appointed Deputy CEO of Monte-Carlo SBM

In this newly-created position, she will oversee various aspects of the company’s business, in particular, the group's strategic development both within and outside the Principality of Monaco, online gaming, and the marketing and legal departments.

Jean-Luc Biamonti, Chairman of the Board of Monte-Carlo SBM, stated: “I am delighted to announce that Isabelle Simon has joined the senior management team as Deputy CEO. In this newly-created position, she brings the company's management team up to full strength. Her dual international background, in finance and law, and her experience of key strategic issues developed at one of the leading worldwide communications groups, will be extremely valuable in these times of challenge and opportunity.

Concurrently, Yves de Toytot, currently CFO of Monte-Carlo SBM, will become Deputy CEO Finance. Yves de Toytot will be charged with overseeing finance, IT, the company’s holdings, and the relationship with the stock exchange authorities.

These appointments are part of the decision of the Board of Directors to strengthen the senior management in order to allow a rapid implementation of their strategy to take the company to the next level, both within and outside the Principality of Monaco. They follow the appointment of Agnès Puons, announced last March, as Secretary General in charge, notably, of Human Resources.

Isabelle Simon began her career as a lawyer with Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton (1995-2002) before joining Goldman Sachs in 2003 as a banker in the Investment Banking Division as Executive Director. In 2009 she became Senior Vice President at Publicis Groupe, overseeing the Mergers and Acquisitions and Legal departments, and monitoring minority holdings and the Group’s external development strategy.

Isabelle Simon graduated from the Institut d’Etudes Politiques of Paris (1991), HEC (1993) and Harvard Law School (1997). She obtained post-master degrees in English and North-American Business Law (DEA, 1994) and in International Tax Law (DESS, 1994) and was admitted to the Paris Bar (1994) and the New York Bar (1998). In 2010 she was selected by the French-American Foundation for its Young Leaders program.