An Institut Français de Presse graduate, David Hivet worked as a reporter at PQR and Radio France from 1994 to 1998. From 1998 to 2006, he acted as Regional Audiovisual Officer, first at the French Embassy in Nigeria, then in Jordan for the entire Middle East as from 2002. In 2006-2007, he headed the International Department of the CIFAP training centre, then acted as a free-lance consultant for Radio Monte Carlo Doualiya and Radio France Internationale, where he helped with the groundwork for the project to overhaul the English language department. Since 2007, David Hivet has been directing the Marketing and Development Department of the Education, Training and Research Division at the French audiovisual institute (INA). In this capacity, he contributed to launching the Ina SUP and Ina EXPERT brands and instigated some international development projects, especially in the Middle East and Russia. 
David Hivet joined CFI on 1 September 2012 as Director for the Mediterranean Region and Asia.