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Board of directors

Board of directors

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

Xavier Huillard

 

Directors

Yves-Thibault de Silguy, Vice-Chairman of the Board of Directors, VINCI

Yannick Assouad, Executive Vice-President, Avionics, Thales, Lead Director of the Board of Directors

Benoit Bazin, Chief Operating Officer of Saint-Gobain

Robert Castaigne, Former Chief Financial Officer and former member of the Executive Committee, Total

Uwe Chlebos, Director representing employees; insulation installer, G+H Isolierung GmbH

Graziella Gavezotti, Director, Edenred SA

Caroline Grégoire Sainte Marie, Supervisory or supervisory board member in several companies

Miloud Hakimi, Director representing employees; project manager, ViE SAS

Marie-Christine Lombard, Chairwoman of the Executive Board, Geodis SA

René Medori, Non-executive Chairman, Petrofac Ltd

Dominique Muller Joly-Pottuz, Member of the Supervisory Board of FCPE Castor, Head of Insurance, VINCI Construction France

Ana Paula Pessoa, Chairwoman and Chief Strategy Officer, Kunumi AI (Brazil)

Pascale Sourisse, Senior Executive Vice-President, International Development, Thales

Qatar Holding LLC, Company registered under Qatari law, represented by Abdullah Hamad Al Attiyah, CEO of Qatari Diar

DirectorsAgeNumber of
years of
service
NationalityIndependanceYear first
appointed
Term of
office ends
Mr Xavier Huillard6615French2006SGM 2022
Mr Yves-Thibault de Silguy7221French2000SGM 2022
Mrs Yannick Assouad608FrenchX2013SGM 2025
Mr Benoit Bazin521FrenchX2020SGM 2024
Mr Robert Castaigne7414French2007SGM 2023
Mr Uwe Chlebos627German2014 2022
Mrs Graziella Gavezotti698ItalienX2013SGM 2025
Mrs Caroline Grégoire Sainte Marie632FrenchX2019SGM 2023
Mr Miloud Hakimi627French and Algerian2014 2022
Mrs Marie-Christine Lombard627FrenchX2014SGM 2022
Mr René Medori633French and BritishX2018SGM 2022
Mrs Dominique Muller Joly-Pottuz582French2019SGM 2023
Mrs Ana Paula Pessoa536BrazilianX2015SGM 2023
Mrs Pascale Sourisse5814French2007SGM 2023
Mr Qatar Holding LLC366QatariX2015SGM 2022

The key features of the Board’s composition at 31 December 2020 are summarised below(*):

The key features of the Board’s composition at 31 December 2020 are summarised below:
Average age
62 years
Average tenure
8 years

(*) In accordance with the provisions of the Afep-Medef code and the French Commercial Code.

Les domaines d’expérience et d’expertise des membres du Conseil sont les suivants :
  PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
INDUSTRY SECTOR EXPERTISE
Nom Executive manage- ment Financial manage- ment Technical or functional management Public administration Construction, property development Aerospace and aviation Telecoms, energy Transport Digital Manufac- turing, services
Xavier HuillardX
X
XXXX
Yves-Thibault de Silguy


X




X
Yannick AssouadX
X

X

X
Benoit BazinXXX
X




Robert Castaigne
XX


X

X
Uwe Chlebos





X


Graziella GavezottiX







X
Caroline Grégoire Sainte Marie
X

X




Miloud Hakimi





X


Marie-Christine LombardXX




X
X
René MedoriXX

X
X


Dominique Muller Joly-Pottuz

X
X




Ana Paula Pessoa
X





XX
Michael PragnellX







X
Pascale SourisseX
X

XX
X
Qatar Holding LLC - Abdulah Hamad Al-AttiyahX
X
X
X


In 2020, the Board held 12 meetings (seven ordinary meetings and five extraordinary meetings). Ordinary meetings of the Board are scheduled over a year in advance, whereas extraordinary meetings are often convened at very short notice, which can sometimes prove difficult to reconcile with the professional constraints of certain Directors. Nevertheless, it is worth noting that extraordinary meetings of the Board are usually called to examine proposed acquisitions or major long-term contracts which, prior to being submitted to a formal Board meeting, have been the focus of one or more review sessions held by the Strategy and CSR Committee, thus allowing Directors to learn about these opportunities, express an opinion and give voting instructions to the Director they have appointed as proxy to vote on their behalf at a formal Board meeting. All Directors are invited to take part in the meetings of the Strategy and CSR Committee and receive the related documentation, which may also be viewed using a tablet or computer via the application set up for this purpose by the Board. In 2020, Board meetings were held in person and using video and audio conferencing methods due to the Covid-19 health crisis.

The table below provides details on individual attendance rates for all Directors at Board meetings as well as the meetings of its committees.

Les taux de présence individuels des administrateurs au sein du Conseil et des comités du Conseil sont détaillés dans le tableau ci-après.

Board of
Directors
Audit
Committee
Strategy and CSR
Committee
Remuneration
Committee
Appointments and
Corporate Governance
Committee
Total Of which,
ordinary
meetings
Number of meetings in 2020 12 7
5
5
3
4
Xavier Huillard12/127/7







Yves-Thibault de Silguy12/127/7

C5/5

M4/4
Yannick Assouad12/127/7M5/5



C4/4
Benoit Bazin5/54/4



M(*)1/1M(*)2/2
Robert Castaigne12/127/7M5/5



M4/4
Uwe Chlebos11/127/7

M5/5



Graziella Gavezotti11/126/7M5/5





Caroline Grégoire Sainte Marie12/127/7

M(*)2/2M(**)2/2

Miloud Hakimi12/127/7



M3/3

Marie-Christine Lombard10/127/7



C3/3M4/4
René Medori12/127/7C5/5





Dominique Muller Joly-Pottuz12/127/7

M5/5



Ana Paula Pessoa12/127/7

M5/5



Michael Pragnell10/127/7



M3/3

Pascale Sourisse11/127/7

M3/5M3/3

Abdulah Hamad Al-Attiyah
(permanent representative
of Qatar Holding LLC)
8/96/7

M7/7



Director whose term of office
ended in 2020










Jean-Pierre Lamoure6/73/3





M(**)1/2
Total93%97%
100%
95%
100%
96%

C: Chairman; M: Member.
(*) From 18 June 2020.
(**) Until 18 June 2020.


At the 2020 Shareholders’ General Meeting, the shareholders voted to appoint Benoit Bazin as Director, replacing Jean-Pierre Lamoure, whose term of office was to end at the close of this same meeting.

At the Shareholders’ General Meeting of 8 April 2021, resolutions will be put to the vote to renew the terms of office of Yannick Assouad and Graziella Gavezotti as Directors. It is also worth noting that the term of office of Michael Pragnell as Director will end at the close of this same meeting.

The table below highlights the changes in the Board’s composition having occurred in 2020 and those that will occur in coming years:

The table below highlights the changes in the Board’s composition having occurred in 2020 and those that will occur in coming years

Situation at
1 January 2020
Renewal of term of
office / Appointment
at the 2020
Shareholders’
General Meeting
Situation at
31 December
2020
Term of office ends
2021
Shareholders’
General Meeting
2022 SGM
2023 SGM
2024 SGM
Xavier HuillardX
X
X

Yves-Thibault de SilguyX
X
X

Yannick AssouadX
XX


Benoit Bazin
XX


X
Robert CastaigneX
X

X
Uwe ChlebosX
X
X

Graziella GavezottiX
XX


Caroline Grégoire Sainte MarieX
X

X
Miloud HakimiX
X
X

Jean-Pierre LamoureX





Marie-Christine LombardX
X
X

Josiane MarquezX





René MedoriX
X
X

Dominique Muller Joly-PottuzX
X

X
Ana Paula PessoaX
X

X
Michael PragnellX
XX


Pascale SourisseX
X

X
Qatar Holding LLCX
X
X

Abdulah Hamad Al-Attiyah
(réprésentatnt permanent
de Qatar Holding LLC)
X
X



 

The Board of Directors pays very particular attention to the selection of its members. The Board’s composition must offer the best possible diversity and reflect, as much as possible, experiences in the various geographic regions where the Group operates, covering a range of technical and complementary skills and expertise, and include members fully familiar with the Group’s activities.
On this basis, the Appointments and Corporate Governance Committee submits its proposals to the Board for the selection, possibly with the assistance of an outside recruitment firm, of candidates contributing to the renewal of the Board’s composition, bearing in mind the following criteria in particular: - professional experience;
- knowledge of the Group or its industry sectors;
- skills, particularly in management, acquired within large international companies, whether based in France or abroad;
- financial and accounting expertise;
- skills in the areas of CSR, R&D and digital transformation;
- sufficient availability.
The Board of Directors and the Appointments and Corporate Governance Committee regularly evaluate the composition of the Board and its committees as well as the various skills and experiences each of their members bring to their positions. Approaches and guidelines are also identified in order to guarantee the best balance possible by aiming to ensure a complementary set of profiles from the perspective of international experience, skills and backgrounds.

As recommended by the Afep-Medef code, the Board regularly reviews its composition so as to ensure balance, particularly in terms of diversity (gender representation, age, nationalities, international profiles, expertise). The results of this policy are summarised in the table below:

Balance composition of the board
Diversity objectiveObservationsAt 31 December 2020At the close of the
Shareholders’ General
Meeting of 8 April 2021
Number of Directors1615
At least 50% of Directors deemed
independent in accordance with Article 9.3
of the Afep-Medef code
The Directors representing employees
and employee shareholders are not taken
into account (see paragraph 3.3.2, page 146)
9/13(*)69%8/12(*)67%
Improved gender balance
(number of women on the Board)
The two Directors representing employees
are not taken into account
7/14(*)50%7/13(*)54%
International reach
(number of Directors who are foreign
nationals or have dual nationality)

7/16(*)44%6/15(*)40%
Directors representing
• employees
• employee shareholders
 
2
1
 
2
1

(*)Number of Directors taken into account.

The term of office of Directors is four years. The Company’s Articles of Association provide that no one may be appointed or reappointed as a Director after reaching the age of 75. In addition, no more than one-third of the Directors in office at the close of the financial year for which shareholders are asked to approve the financial statements may be over 70.

The average age of Directors in office was 62 at 31 December 2020, at which time three of them were over 70 and none of them were over 75.

When new Directors take office, they receive legal and financial information on the Company and its group of companies, which is frequently updated. They also take part in meetings with the Group’s principal executives. In addition, to improve their knowledge of the Group, Directors regularly receive presentations on Group companies or on cross-cutting policies during Board meetings, in particular with regard to corporate social responsibility, and take part in visits to the Group’s worksites and other business premises. Via a dedicated website, they are given access to all information necessary to perform their duties.

The Directors representing employees and the Director representing employee shareholders may dedicate a maximum of 15 hours to preparing for each meeting of the Board or of any Board committee of which they are members. They are entitled to receive appropriate training, in accordance with applicable legal provisions.

Last updated: 08/04/2021