Born on January 8th, 1977 in Villeneuve-sur-Lot, Mathieu Gallet graduated from IEP Bordeaux and holds a DEA in economic analysis of public decisions from the University of Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne.
He began his career as Assistant director of marketing and international promotion at Erato Disques in 1999, and became head of the adm for the real estate sales department of Pathé in 2000.
He joined Canal Plus in 2001, first as controller at StudioCanal and then project manager for institutional relations group.
In 2006, Mathieu Gallet was appointed technical advisor for Audiovisual and New Technologies beside François Loos, Minister of Industry.
From 2007 to 2009, he was technical advisor for the audiovisual and media staff of Christine Albanel, Minister of Culture and Communication.
In 2009, he became Deputy Chief of Staff of Frédéric Mitterrand’s cabinet, Minister of Culture and Communication.
In May 2010, Mathieu Gallet became CEO of the National Audiovisual Institute before being unanimously elected to the Presidency of Radio France by the members of the Superior Council for Audiovisual, on February 27th, 2014.
He also became member of the supervisory board of Arte, member of the board of Théâtre du Châtelet; member of the board of the France Télévisions corporate foundation; President of the Radio France Occitanie Montpellier Festival; member of the board of Sciences Po Bordeaux in 2017; President of the MFP (Médias Francophones Publics) in 2017