Thierry Desurmont is Vice President of the executive board of SACEM, the French society administering the rights of authors, composers and publishers of musical works.
He is also CEO of SDRM, the society administering the mechanical rights of authors, composers and publishers.
President of the management committee of BIEM, the international organisation representing mechanical rights societies.
And Chairman of the managing board of SORECOP, the society in charge of collecting the audio private copy remuneration.
He has been the chairman of the legal Committee of CISAC, the international Confederation of societies of authors and composers, from 1993 to 1997.