Cyril Zimmermann studied at the Institute of Political Studies (IEP) of Paris and at the Ecole Supérieure de Commerce de Paris (ESCP). He also holds a History degree from the Sorbonne University. He is the founder and CEO of the HI-MEDIA Group. Created in 1996, the internet services company went public in 2000 (Eurolist d’Euronext Paris). In 2001 the group expanded to several European countries (France, Sweden, Germany, Netherlands, Belgium, Spain, Portugal, Italy, Great Britain) and today Hi-Media employs 500 staff in nine European countries and has joint ventures in Russia and Brazil. It offers advertising services for internet sites (Hi-Media AdX); on-line payment services (Hi-Pay&Allopass) and also acts as editor or shareholder of various internet sites (about music, cinema, video games, and television: jeuxvideo.com, toutlecine.com, magicrpm.com, program me-tv.com) as well as of news publications (La Tribune, Contre-feux). The Hi-Media Group is currently the European leader in audience monetization on the internet. Cyril Zimmermann is also the manager of the HiCab company, a producer of theatre and dance performances, an editor of a music magazine, as well as the President of the Hi-Media Foundation and the President of ACSEL – The Digital Transformation Hub.