"The Board of Directors of the Festival de Cannes elected its future President at its 14thJanuary meeting.
Gilles Jacob confirmed that he would be leaving the presidency on 1 July 2014, following the 67th Festival de Cannes. The election was held via secret vote in accordance with the statutes, and Pierre Lescure was unanimously elected President. He will take up his responsibilities on 1st July.
The Board of Directors of the Festival de Cannes also appointed Gilles Jacob Honorary President of the Festival."