French businessman known for his work with several companies, including Euro Disney, The Millennium Dome and Xscape. He was previously a professional hockey player who played as a member of the French national team.
He was born in Paris, where his parents owned a furniture company.
He was suspended from the French Olympic Organization for supporting London's bid for the 2012 Olympic Games.
He married television presenter Kate Sanderson in 2005.
He ran London's Millennium Dome, designed by architect Richard Rogers.