Board of directors and Committees

Compagnie de Saint-Gobain refers to the corporate governance code for French listed companies published by AFEP and MEDEF. Compagnie de Saint-Gobain's practices comply with all of the recommendations contained in this code.

The Board of Directors of Compagnie de Saint-Gobain is comprised of 14 members including 45% of women and 82% of independant board members. Its decisions are made in light of the recommendations of three Board committees:

  • the Audit and Risk Committee, 
  • the Nomination and Remuneration Committee,
  • the Corporate Social Responsibility Committee.

Directors are elected for a four-year term (article 9 of the bylaws), in accordance with the recommendations of the AFEP-MEDEF corporate governance code for French listed companies.

At its meeting on November 24, 2016, Compagnie de Saint-Gobain’s Board of Directors decided to create the position of Lead Independent Director (Administrateur Référent), which is taken on by Jean-Dominique Senard, independent Director since 2012, since the Annual General Meeting held on June 8, 2017.

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  • Pierre-André de Chalendar

    Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Compagnie de Saint-Gobain
    Member of the Strategy and Corporate Social Responsibility Committee

    Pierre-André de Chalendar

    Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Compagnie de Saint-Gobain

    Pierre-André de Chalendar is a graduate of ESSEC Business School and a former student of the 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. de 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. He is Vice-President of Entreprises pour l’Environnement, which he chaired from 2012 to 2015.

    Pierre-André de Chalendar has been appointed since July 2017 as co-president of La Fabrique de l'industrie and Chairman of ESSEC's Supervisory Board since February 2019.

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  • Jean-François Cirelli

    Independent Director

    JEAN-FRANCOIS CIRELLI

    PRESIDENT OF BLACKROCK FRANCE, BELGIUM AND LUXEMBOURG

    Jean-François Cirelli is also Senior Advisor at Advent International and Director of Idemia.

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  • Lydie Cortes

    Employee Director
    Member of the Nomination and Remuneration Committee

    Lydie Cortes

    Products Safety Coordinator, Saint-Gobain Weber France

    Lydie Cortes was titular member of the Works Council, Personnel Representative, member of the Hygiene, Health and Safety Committee of Weber and Central Union Delegate for the CFDT.

    She was titular member of the Group Committee and Secretary of the European Convention and of the Select Committee of Saint-Gobain.

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  • Sibylle Daunis

    Director representing employee shareholders

    SIBYLLE DAUNIS 

    CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER OF PUM  

    Ms. Sibylle Daunis is currently Chief Executive Officer of PUM, one of Saint-Gobain’s Distribution trading brands in France specializing in the sale of products and solutions in synthetic materials for the construction and infrastructure markets, with 210 outlets across the country.

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  • Iêda Gomes Yell

    Independent Director
    Member of the Nomination and Remuneration Committee

    Iêda Gomes Yell

    RESEARCH FELLOW AND DIRECTOR OF COMPANIES

    Brazilian and British national, Iêda Gomes Yell is a Director and a member of the Audit and Risk Committee of Bureau Veritas (a French listed company). She is also a Director and a member of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee and of the Remuneration Committee of Exterran Corporation (United States), a Director and Chairman of the Governance Committee of InterEnergy Group Holdings and a Director and a member of the Strategy Committee and of the Human Resources, Compliance and Sustainability Committee of Prumo Logistica S.A (Brazil).

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  • Anne-Marie Idrac

    Independent Director
    Chairman of the Nomination and Remuneration Committee
    Member of the Corporate Social Responsibility Committee

    Anne-Marie Idrac

    DIRECTOR OF COMPANIES

    Anne-Marie Idrac is also a Director of Air France KLM, Total, Bouygues and Sanef, Chairman of the Advisory Board of the School of Public Affairs of Sciences Po Paris and Vice-Chairman of the Robert Schuman Foundation and senior advisor of the firm Sia Partners. In addition, since 2017, Ms. Idrac has been Senior Representative of the French Government for autonomous vehicle development strategy and, since January 2020, President of the France Logistique association.

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  • Pamela Knapp

    Independent Director
    Member of the Audit and Risk Committee

    Pamela Knapp

    Director of companies

    German national, Pamela Knapp is also a member of the Supervisory Board, Nomination, Compensation and Governance Committee and the Finance and Audit Committee of Peugeot S.A.,a Director and member of the Audit Committee of NV Bekaert (Belgium) and member of the Supervisory Board and Audit Committee of Lanxess AG* (Germany).

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  • Agnès Lemarchand

    Independent Director
    Chairwoman of the Corporate Social Responsibility Committee
    Member of the Audit and Risk Committee

    Agnès Lemarchand

    Director of Compagnies

    Agnès Lemarchand is also a Director of BioMérieux and of Solvay SA (Belgium).

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  • Dominique Leroy

    Independent Director
    Member of the Nomination and Remuneration Committee

    DOMINIQUE LEROY

    SENIOR ADVISOR AT BAIN & COMPANY

    Dominique Leroy is a Belgian citizen. She is Senior Advisor at Bain & Company.

    Dominique Leroy is also an independent member of Ahold Delhaize’s Supervisory Board and a member of the Governance and Appointments Committee and the Sustainable Development and Innovation Committee (the Netherlands).

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  • Denis Ranque

    Director
    Member of the Nomination and Remuneration Committee

    Denis Ranque

    Director of compagnies

    Denis Ranque is also a Director of CMA-CMG. He is currently Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Ecole Polytechnique Foundation.

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  • Gilles Schnepp

    Independant Director
    Member of the Audit and Risk Committee

    Gilles Schnepp

    Chairman an Chief Executive Officer of Legrand

    Gilles Schnepp is also Vice-President and Independent Reference Member of the Supervisory Board, President of the Appointments, Remuneration and Governance Committee and member of the Finance and Audit Committee of the Peugeot SA.

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  • Jean-Dominique Senard

    Lead Independent Director
    Independent Director
    Member of the Corporate Social Responsibility Committee

    Jean-Dominique Senard

    Chairman of the Board of Directors of Renault

    Jean-Dominique Senard does not hold any other directorships.

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  • Philippe Thibaudet

    Employee Director
    Member of the Corporate Social Responsibility Committee

    Philippe Thibaudet

    EHS technical advisor, Isover Chalon

    Philippe Thibaudet was Secretary of the CHSCT, Vice-Secretary of the Works Council and Union Delegate for the CGT.

    In addition, he was titular member and Vice-Secretary of the Central Enterprise Committee, Central Union Delegate of SG Isover, and titular member of the Group Committee.

    He has also held coordination and animation missions for the Glass Division at the Glass Federation. Lastly, he is also alternate representative of the Central Enterprise Committee at the ISOVER Board of Directors.

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  • Philippe Varin

    Independent Director
    Chairman of the Audit and Risk Committee

    Philippe Varin

    Chairman of the Board of Directors of Suez

    Philippe Varin is also Chairman of France Industrie, Vice Chairman of the Conseil national de l’Industrie, and Chairman of the France Committee of the International Chamber of Commerce.

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Board secretary:

  • Antoine VIGNIAL, Corporate Secretary of Compagnie de Saint-Gobain in charge of Corporate Social Responsibility

The following information was last updated on April 1st, 2020.

COMMITTEES OF THE BOARD

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.

AUDIT AND RISK COMMITTEE 

Members

  • Philippe VARIN, Chairman
  • Agnès LEMARCHAND
  • Frédéric LEMOINE
  • Gilles SCHNEPP

Duties of the Audit and Risk Committee

The Committee is exclusively composed of 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 Committee mainly oversees the following matters:

  • The processes used to prepare financial and extra-financial accounting information.
  • The effectiveness of internal control and risk management systems.
  • The work performed by the Statutory Auditors on the financial statements of the Company and the Group.
  • The Statutory Auditors’ independence.

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NOMINATION AND REMUNERATION COMMITTEE

Members

  • Anne-Marie IDRAC, Chairman
  • Lydie CORTES
  • Iêda GOMES YELL
  • Dominique LEROY
  • Denis RANQUE

Duties of the Nomination and Remuneration Committee  

As of January 1, 2020, three Committee members, including its Chairman, were independent Directors. Lydie CORTES, Director representing employees, is also a member of the Committee, in accordance with the recommendations of the AFEP-MEDEF code.
The Nomination and Remuneration Committee fulfills the duties of both a nomination committee and a remuneration committee provided for in the AFEP-MEDEF code.

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CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY COMMITTEE

Members

  • Agnès LEMARCHAND, Chairwoman
  • Anne-Marie IDRAC
  • Jean-Dominique SENARD
  • Philippe THIBAUDET

Duties of the Corporate Social Responsibility Committee

The Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Committee is responsible for ensuring that CSR issues are taken into account in defining the Group’s strategy and its implementation.

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Bylaws

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DECISIONS OF THE BOARD

Board of Directors as of June 4, 2020.