"I know that change is not always easy, and we have changed a lot this year, so I would like to truly and sincerely thank you all for your tremendous efforts. They are making, and will continue to make, a huge difference to our future.
"As we come to the end of this busy year, my message to you is very simple: I wish you and your family a happy, healthy 2018 full of joy and personal success. I hope you will be able to take a good and well-deserved break, and spend quality time with your loved ones. After everything we have achieved together in the last 12 months you certainly deserve it."
At that moment, Lévy arrives on screen, appearing some years younger than Sadoun, and issues a tongue-in-cheek warning to his successor.
"Well, Arthur, I think you should get some rest too," Lévy comments. "And you are right, change is never easy, but it can be rejuvenating too. Personally, I’m starting to feel the positive effect of everything you have accomplished - all in such a short period of time. Merci."
(This article first appeared on CampaignLive.co.uk)