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The Board of Directors of Compagnie de Saint-Gobain is comprised of 17 members. Its decisions are made in light of the recommendations of three Board committees:
Directors are elected for a four-year term (article 9 of the bylaws), in accordance with the recommendations of the French AFEP-MEDEF corporate governance for listed companies.
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Pierre-André de Chalendar is a graduate of ESSEC Business School and École Nationale d'Administration. A former civil servant (Inspecteur des Finances), he served as deputy to the Director General for Energy and Raw Materials within the French Ministry of Industry.
Mr. Chalendar joined Compagnie de Saint-Gobain in 1989 as Vice-President, Corporate Planning. He was subsequently Vice-President of the Abrasives business in Europe (1992-1996), President of the Abrasives business worldwide (1996-2000) and General Delegate for the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland (2000-2002) before being appointed Senior Vice-President of Compagnie de Saint-Gobain in charge of the Building Distribution Sector in 2003.
Appointed Chief Operating Officer of Compagnie de Saint-Gobain in 2005 and elected to the Board in 2006, he was appointed Chief Executive Officer in 2007 and Chairman and Chief Executive Officer in 2010.
Pierre-André de Chalendar is also a director of BNP Paribas, and has chaired Entreprises pour l’Environnement from 2012 to 2015.He directly supervise the Innovative Materials Sector from Saint-Gobain since October 29, 2015.
Isabelle Bouillot is a director of Umicore and Air France-KLM, as well as the Managing Partner of IB Finance.
Isabelle Bouillot is also Chairman from CEL Partners Ltd (Hong Kong), Director from Yafei Dentistry Limited, Crystal Orange Hotel Holdings Limited and from JD Holding Inc.
Alain Destrain has held numerous mandates: Secretary in charge of union affairs for the Aisne Regional Union, Member of the Federal Bureau of Glass and Ceramics, responsible for collective bargaining for the Mechanical Glass Branch, Union Representative and then full member of the Saint-Gobain Emballage Works Council, Central Union Delegate Verallia, Saint-Gobain Group Council Secretary, Member of the Convention for European Social Dialogue and a Member of the Select Committee.
Jean-Martin Folz is a director of Axa.
Bernard Gautier is also Chairman of Expansion 17 SA SICAR, of Global Performance 17 SA SICAR, of Winvest International SA SICAR, of Oranje-Nassau Développement SA SICAR, Management Council of CSP Technologies Sarl, Chairman of the Management Advisory Board of Winvest Conseil Sàrl, Legal Manager of Materis Parent and of Constantinople GmbH, Director of IHS Holding Ltd., of Sofisamc, of Stahl Holdings BV, of Stahl Group SA, of Stahl Lux2, of Stichting Administratickantor II Stahl Groep II, of Trief Corporation SA, of Wendel Japan KK and of Winvest Part BV.
Anne-Marie Idrac is also a director of Total and Bouygues, a member of the Advisory Board of HEC and Vice-Chairman of the Robert Schuman Foundation.
Lady Jay, a British citizen, is also a director of Lazard Limited and Casino Group.
Pamela Knapp, a German national, is also a member of the Supervisory Board, Nomniations, Compensation and Governance Committee and the Finance and Audit Committee of Peugeot S.A. and a member of the Board of Directors of HKP Group AG.
Pascal Laï has held a series of mandates: full member of the Saint-Gobain Sekurit France Works Council, full member of the Saint-Gobain Group Council, Group Coordinator and full member of the Convention for European Social Dialogue.
Agnès Lemarchand is a director of CGG, a member of the Supervisory Board of Vivescia (representing Bpifrance France Participations), and is also Director of Biomérieux and Chairman of Orchad SAS.
Frédéric Lemoine is also Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Oranje-Nassau Groep BV, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Trief Corporation and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Bureau Veritas.
Jacques Pestre also holds the following positions within the Saint-Gobain Group: Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of BMSO, BMCE, SONEN and Docks de l’Oise, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Comasud, Chairman of BMRA S.A.S., MBM S.A.S., Cibomat S.A.S., Boch Frères S.A.S., DECOCERAM and Thuon S.A.S.
Olivia Qiu does not hold any other directorships.
Denis Ranque is also a director of CMA-CMG, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the ParisTech Foundation and of Airbus Group and co-Chairman of La Fabrique de l’industrie, and Director of Scilab Enterprises SAS. He is Chairman of the "Haut Comité du Gouvernement d’Entreprise" and Chairman of the Board of Directors of l’Ecole Polytechnique.
Gilles Schnepp is also Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Chairman of the Board of Directors, President or a director or permanent representative of a corporate director of various Legrand Group subsidiaries.
Jean-Dominique Senard is also Managing General Partner of Michelin.
Philippe Varin is also a director of EDF and Chairman of Cercle de l’Industrie.
The following information was last updated on December 1, 2015.
The Board of Directors is assisted by three committees, which it consults prior to making certain decisions. The committees submit their recommendations to the Board for deliberation.
Three of the four Committee members, including its Chairman, are independent directors. No executive directors sit on the Committee. By virtue of their current or past positions, the Committee members each have considerable experience and high-level expertise in financial and accounting matters.
Without encroaching on the role specifically vested in the Board of Directors, the Audit and Risk Committee mainly oversees the following matters:
Find out more in the Annual Report
As of December 1, 2015, three of the Committee’s four members, including the Chairman, were independent directors. The Nomination, Compensation and Governance Committee fulfills the duties of both a nominations committee and a remuneration committee provided for in the French AFEP-MEDEF corporate governance code for listed companies.
In accordance with the Board of Directors’ internal rules in force at end-November 2015, the Strategy and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Committee is responsible for examining and identifying improvements to the Group’s business plan, reviewing any strategic issues proposed by its members and ensuring that CSR issues are taken into account in defining the Group’s strategy.
Board of Directors as of December 1, 2015.