The appointment was announced by Jean-Noel Tronc, the chairman of Canal Overseas and the president of the Board of Supervisors of Canal Plus.Bertrand Le Guern, 41 years old, graduated from the French ESTACA Graduate Engineer School. Prior to the announcement he was COO at Netia. His career includes management positions in Poland as COO at Centertel and Telekomunikacja Polska S.A. between 2001 and 2004.Le Guern will start his new function in Canal + Cyfrowy Sp. z o.o. at the beginning of 2009. He will take over the responsibilities of Arnaud de Villeneuve, the current President and CEO of the Canal + Cyfrowy and the COO Jacques Aymar de Roquefeuil, who will return to the headquarters of Canal Overseas as Deputy General Manager responsible for operation and marketing.