On 27 June 2017, in line with the government's decision to strengthen ties between CFI and France Médias Monde with a view to centralising international media expertise in the field of development aid, CFI became a 100% subsidiary of France Médias Monde.
CFI's General Meeting, chaired by Marie-Christine Saragosse, France Médias Monde CEO, appointed a new CFI Management Board, composed of:
- Jean-Emmanuel Casalta, Director, Strategy and Development
- Thierry Delphin, Director, Administration and Finance
- Cécile Mégie, Director, RFI
- Marc Saikali, Director, France 24
- Jean-Christophe Donnellier, inter-ministerial representative, International Technical Cooperation
- Augustin Favereau, deputy director for culture and the media, Culture, Teaching, Research and Networks Directorate of the Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs
- Sébastien Mosneron Dupin, MD, Expertise France
- Alain Verninas, deputy representative, Programmes and Operators, General-Directorate for Globalisation, Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs
Jean-Emmanuel Casalta, in parallel with his duties as Strategy and Development director of France Médias Monde, was appointed CFI's Chairman.
On 1 July, he succeeded Jérôme Cathala, Chairman of the Management Board, and Etienne Fiatte, CFI's MD.
The aim of bringing together the strengths, in terms of cooperative initiatives, of France Médias Monde and CFI is to ensure the long-term future of the efforts being made to assist media development, by incorporating them within a unique structure in order to continue and build on the foundation work that has been carried out by all the teams.
CFI was previously owned by France Télévisions (75%) and Arte France (25%).