François de Wendel
Chairman

Graduate of the Institut d’études politiques in Paris, master's degree in economics from the University of Paris and an MBA from Harvard University.
 

He began his career with a number of senior management roles at Carnaud and CarnaudMetalbox. In 1992, he joined the Pechiney Group where he was CEO of Aluminium de Grèce. From 1998 to 2005, he held executive management roles at Crown Cork, firstly as Senior Vice-President in charge of procurement for Europe, then as Executive Vice-President in charge of the “Food Europe Africa & Middle East” division.

Appointments and positions as of December 31, 2016:
Wendel Group:

Chairman and CEO of Wendel-Participations* (unlisted company)

Other Appointments:
Member of the Supervisory Board of Massilly Holding (since 2007) (unlisted company)
Chairman and CEO of Société Privée d’Investissements Mobiliers SA (unlisted company, Luxembourg)

Appointments expired in the last five years:
Vice-Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Wendel (2013)
Director of Burelle SA and member of the Audit Committee (listed company) - (2015)

Chairman of the Supervisory Board since March 27, 2013

Date appointed to first term: May 31, 2005
Current term expires: Annual Meeting to be held in 2020

Number of Wendel shares held as of December 31, 2016: 77,693

Born on January 13, 1949
French nationality

Business address:
Wendel-Participations
89, rue Taitbout
75009 Paris
France

Dominique Hériard-Dubreuil
Vice-Chairman of the Supervisory Board, Chairman of the Governance Committee, independent Director

Alumna of Assas law school (Paris) and the Institut des relations publiques. Dominique Hériard Dubreuil worked in international public relations from 1970 to 1988, first at Havas Conseil, then at Oglivy & Mather, Hill & Knowlton and McCann-Erikson, before creating her own agency, Infoplan, in 1978. 

In 1990, she was named CEO of Rémy Martin, then in 1998 Chairman & CEO of Rémy Cointreau and was Chairman of the Board of Directors until 2012. She is currently a Director of Rémy Cointreau.

Appointments and positions as of December 31, 2016:
Principal positions:
CEO and member of the Executive Committee of Andromède (unlisted company)
Chairman of E. Rémy Martin & Cie. (unlisted company)
Chairman of Cointreau (unlisted company)
Director of Rémy Cointreau (listed company)

Other Appointments:
Director of Bolloré (listed company)
Director of the Fondation de France
Director of the 2nd Chance Foundation
Director of the Colbert Committee and the Federation of Wine and Spirit Exporters (FEVS)

Appointments expired in the last five years:
Member of the Supervisory Board of Vivendi (listed company)
Chairman of the Board of Directors of Rémy Cointreau
Member of the Medef Executive Council, Director of Afep
Chairman of Vinexpo Overseas and member of the Supervisory Board of Vinexpo SAS
(unlisted companies)
Director of Inra

Vice-Chairman of the Supervisory Board since March 27, 2013
Chairman of the Governance Committee

Member of the Audit Committee 

Date appointed to first term: June 4, 2010 
Current term expires: Annual Meeting to be held in 2018

Number of Wendel shares held as of December 31, 2016: 1,500

Born on July 6, 1946 
French nationality 

Business address: 
Rémy Cointreau 
21, boulevard Haussmann 
75009 Paris 
France

Bénédicte Coste

Bénédicte Coste is a graduate of HEC (major in finance) and holds a degree in law. She also has a two-year technical degree (BTS) in the analysis of agricultural enterprises. 

She began her career in the finance division of Elf Aquitaine where she managed a portfolio in the Markets & Portfolio department from 1980 to 1984. In 1986, she started a portfolio management business first as an independent, then created Financière Lamartine SA, a portfolio management company, which obtained approval from the French market regulatory authority (COB) in 1990 (authorization no. GP 9063 on July 27, 1990). Financière Lamartine is specialized in discretionary management for private clients. Ms. Coste is a member of the Bank and Asset Management Group at the HEC Association. She was President of AFER, the French savings and retirement association, from April 2004 to November 2007.

Appointments and positions as of December 31, 2016:
Main position:

Chairman & CEO of Financière Lamartine

Wendel Group:
Director of Wendel-Participations SE (unlisted company)

Other:
Chairwoman of Association samarienne de défense contre les éoliennes industrielles

Appointments expired in the last five years: none

Member of Wendel's Supervisory Board
Member of the Audit Committee

Date appointed to first term: May 28, 2013
Current term expires: Annual Meeting to be held in 2021

Number of Wendel shares held as of December 31, 2016: 1,060

Born on August 2, 1957
French nationality

Business address:
4, avenue Lamartine
78170 La Celle-Saint-Cloud
France

Edouard de l'Espée

Graduate of the École Supérieure de Commerce de Paris. Edouard de L'Espée began his career in 1972 as a financial analyst in Geneva, then as a bond specialist and portfolio manager at Banque Rothschild in Paris. 

From 1979 to 1985, he was in charge of centralized asset management at Banque Cantrade Ormond Burrus, Geneva. In 1986, he took part in creating and developing an independent portfolio management company in London. He co-founded of Praetor Gestion (Luxembourg) in 1987 (and has managed its bond funds since then), Concorde Bank Ltd (Barbados) in 1988 and Calypso Asset Management (Geneva) in 1999. In 2008, he merged Calypso with Compagnie Financière Aval (Geneva) and became its Executive Director. He has been a member of the Swiss Financial Analysts Association since 1984.

Appointments and positions as of December 31, 2016:
Main position (unlisted company):

Executive Director of Compagnie Financière Aval

Wendel Group:
Director of Wendel-Participations SE (unlisted company)

Other appointments (unlisted companies):
Director of Pro-Luxe SA

Appointments expired in the last five years:
Chairman of Praetor Sicav (2014)
Director of Praetor Advisory Company (2014)
Chairman of Praetor Global Fund (2013)

Member of Wendel's Supervisory Board 
Member of the Audit Committees 

Date appointed to first term: September 6, 2004 
Current term expires: Annual Meeting to be held in 2021

Number of Wendel shares held as of December 31, 2016: 5,000

Born on September 5, 1948

Business address:
ICC
20 route de Pré-Bois
1215 Genève 15 
Switzerland

Nicholas Ferguson
Independant Director
Nicholas Ferguson holds an economics degree from the University of Edinburgh and an MBA from Harvard Business School. He is the Chairman of Savills plc., Alta Advisers, Africa Logistics Properties, and the Argyll & Bute Economic Forum. He is also a director of Maris Capital.

From 1983 to 2001, he was Chairman of Permira (formerly Schroder Ventures); from 2001 to 2012 he was Chairman and CEO of SVG Capital; and from 2012 to 2015 he was Chairman of Sky plc. Mr. Ferguson is also a founder of Kilfinan Group, a non-profit organization made up of senior business people who provide mentoring to chief executives of UK charities. He is highly active in philanthropy and was awarded the 2013 Beacon Award for Place-Based Philanthropy. For ten years he was Chairman of the Courtauld Institute of Art and of the Institute for Philanthropy.

Appointments as of December 31, 2016:
Chairman of Savills plc (listed company)
Chairman of Alta
Chairman of Nyland
Director of Maris Capital
Chairman of ALP
Non-profit organizations
Chairman of Argyll & Bute Economic Forum
Director of Environmental Defence Fund Europe
Director of Arcadia Trust
Chairman of Kilfinan Group
Chairman of Kilfinan Trust

Appointments expired in the last five years:
Chairman of Sky plc
Chairman of SVG Capital

Member of Wendel’s Supervisory Board
Member of the Governance Committee ​


Date appointed to first term: May 18, 2017 
Current term expires: Annual Meeting to be held in 2021

Born on October 24, 1948
British nationality

Business address: 
Savills 18 Queensdale Road, W 11 4 QB 
London, United Kingdom

Nicolas ver Hulst
Nicolas ver Hulst is a graduate of Ecole Polytechnique and holds an MBA from INSEAD. He began his career at the French Department of Telecommunications before joining BNP.

From 1985 to 1995, he worked in various positions at CGIP, including as head of business development.
Since 1989, he has held management positions at Alpha Associés Conseil, initially as an Executive Board member and starting in 2007 as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. His term of office at Alpha Group will end on June 30, 2017.

Appointments as of December 31, 2016:
Wendel Group
Director of Wendel-Participations SE (unlisted company)
Alpha Group
Chief Executive Officer of Glacies Holding Director of Frial
Director of Next Radio TV (listed company)
Director of Cyrillus-Vertbaudet
Member of the Supervisory Board of Financière Ramses (a Feu Vert company)

Appointments expired in the last five years:
Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Babilou Group

Member of Wendel’s Supervisory Board as of July 1, 2017
Member of the Governance Committee 

Date appointed to first term: July 1, 2017 
Current term expires: Annual Meeting to be held in 2021

Born on August 21, 1953
French nationality

Address: 
20 Cité Malesherbes 
75009 Paris

Priscilla de Moustier

Priscilla de Moustier holds an MBA from Insead and a degree in mathematics and economics from the Institut d’études politiques de Paris. 

After negotiating the sale of turnkey manufacturing facilities for Creusot-Loire Entreprises and working as a consultant at McKinsey, Ms. de Moustier joined Berger-Levrault, where she was responsible for new project development in the Metz technology park. Since 1997, she has supervised Wendel’s involvement in the university teaching chair and subsequently the Wendel center at Insead. She also represents Wendel-Participations in the Family Business Network.

Appointments and positions as of December 31, 2016:
Wendel Group:

Director of Wendel-Participations SE (unlisted company)

Other appointments (unlisted companies):
Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Oxus Holding
Vice-President of the French chapter of the Family Business Network
Director of FBN International
Director of Acted
Director of Somala (Marais de Larchant SA)

Appointments expired in the last five years: none

Member of the Supervisory Board
Member of the Governance Committee

Date appointed to first term: May 28, 2013
Current term expires: Annual Meeting to be held in 2021

Number of Wendel shares held as of December 31, 2016: 140,463


Born on May 15, 1952
French nationality

Business address:
94, rue du Bac
75007 Paris
France

Gervais Pellissier
Independent Director

Gervais Pellissier is a graduate of HEC business school in France, as well as Berkeley in California and the University of Cologne in Germany. He joined Bull in 1983 and held positions of increasing responsibility in finance and management control in France, Africa, South America, and Eastern Europe.

In 1994, he was appointed Chief Financial Officer of the Services and Systems Integration division, and then of the IT Outsourcing division. He became Director of Management Control at Bull and in 1998, its Chief Financial Officer. From April 1, 2004 to February 1, 2005, Mr. Pellissier was the Associate Manager guiding the Board of Directors and Associate Chief Executive Officer of Bull. He served as Vice-Chairman of Bull’s Board of Directors from February 2005 to mid-2008. He joined the France Télécom group on October 17, 2005 and was appointed Chief Executive Officer of France Télécom Operadores de Telecomunicaciones in November 2005. In this role he merged France Télécom’s landline and mobile activities in Spain into a single structure. From January 2006 to February 2009, he served as a member of France Télécom’s General Management Committee. He was responsible for Finance and Operations in Spain. From March 2009 to March 2010, he served as the Acting Deputy Chief Executive Officer in charge of Finance and Information Systems. In November 2011, Mr. Pellissier was appointed Associate Chief Executive Officer of France Télécom-Orange, which became Orange on July 1, 2013. He retained all his existing responsibilities (Finance and the joint venture with T-Mobile in the UK). On September 1, 2014, he was appointed Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Executive Director in charge of European operations (excluding France).

He holds two of France’s highest honors: Knight of the Legion of Honor and Officer of the National Order of Merit.

Appointments and positions as of December 31, 2016:

Orange S.A. – Deputy Chief Executive Officer since October 26, 2011 (listed company)
EE Ltd. (United Kingdom) – Director since April 1, 2010
Orange Espagne (Spain) – Director since June 26, 2006
Mobistar (Belgium) – Director since September 1, 2014 (listed company)
Orange Horizons – Director since October 19, 2014
Fondation des Amis de Médecins du Monde – Founder and Director since May 23, 2014

Appointments expired in the last five years: 
Dailymotion – Director until June 30, 2015
Médi Télécom (Morocco) – Director since October 10, 2014
Sonae.com (Portugal) – Director until March 18, 2014 [company listed in Portugal]
Orange Studio – Director until September 24, 2013
Voyages Fram – Director until February 20, 2013

Member of Wendel's Supervisory Board
Member of the Audit Committee

Date appointed to first term: June 5, 2015 
Current term expires: Annual Meeting to be held in 2019

Number of Wendel shares held as of December 31, 2016: 500

Born on May 14, 1959
French nationality

Business address: 
Orange
78 rue Olivier de Serres
75015 Paris
France

 

Fabienne Porquier
Fabienne Porquier
Member of Wendel's Supervisory Board, employee representative.

Ms. Porquier holds a post-graduate degree in Business Administration from the IAE in Poitiers and a Master’s in Applied Foreign Languages (English and Spanish).
 

She began her career in human resources at Aérospatiale, before joining the human resources department at Umicore France in 1990, where she spent nearly 13 years working successively first as the manager of personnel administration and then as payroll manager at the head office in Bagnolet.

She joined Wendel in 2003, initially in charge of payroll and personnel administration. Since 2012, in her capacity as compensation and benefits manager, she has been responsible for managing employee share ownership and savings plans. She also works with our international offices on all human resource-related matters and contributes to implementing the compensation policy.


Appointments as of December 31, 2016:
Head of compensation and employee share-ownership at Wendel (listed company)

Member of Wendel's Supervisory Board since October 1, 2015
Date appointed to first term by the Works Council: October 1, 2015
Current term expires: November 20, 2018

Number of Wendel shares held as of December 31, 2016:  2,700

Born on December 29, 1963
French nationality

Business address:
Wendel
89, rue Taitbout
75009 Paris
France

 

Guylaine Saucier
Chairman of the Audit Committee, independent Director

Graduate, with a baccalauréat ès arts, from the College Marguerite-Bourgeoys and a licence degree in business from the École des hautes études commerciales de Montreal.

A Fellow of the Order of Certified Public Accountants of Quebec, Guylaine Saucier was Chairman and CEO of Gerard Saucier Ltée, a major group specializing in forestry products, from 1975 to 1989. She is also a certified Director of the Institute of Corporate Directors. Ms. Saucier holds or has held positions on the Boards of Directors of several major companies, including Bank of Montreal, Axa Assurances Inc., Danone and Areva. She was Chairman of the Joint Committee of Corporate Governance (ICCA, CDNX, TSX) (2000-01), Chairman of the Board of Directors of CBC/Radio-Canada (1995-2000), Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants (1999-2000), Member of the Board of Directors of the Bank of Canada (1987-91), member of the Commission of Inquiry on Unemployment Insurance (1986) and member of Minister Lloyd Axworthy's task force on social security reform (1994). Ms. Saucier was the first woman appointed President of the Quebec Chamber of Commerce. She has played a very active role in the community as a Board member of various institutions, including the University of Montreal, the Montreal Symphony Orchestra and the Hôtel-Dieu de Montreal. She was recognized as a member of the Order of Canada in 1989 for her exceptional civic-mindedness and significant contribution to the business world. On May 18, 2004, she was named a “Fellow” of the Institute of Corporate Directors, and on February 4, 2005, received the 25th McGill University Management Achievement Award. On September 23, 2010, she was made Honorary Corporate Director by the College des Administrateurs de Sociétés.

Appointments and positions as of December 31, 2016 (listed companies):
Member of the Board of Directors of Junex Inc (Québec)
Member of the Board of Directors of Tarkett


Appointments expired in the last five years:
Member of the Board of Directors of Scor (2016)
Member of the Supervisory Board of Areva (since 2006) and Chairwoman of the Audit Committee (until January 8, 2015)
Member of the Board of Directors of the Bank of Montreal, member of the Audit Committee and member of the Risk Management Committee (1992-2013)
Member of the Board of Directors of Axa Assurances Inc. (and member of the Audit Committee 1987-2011)
Member of the Board of Directors of Danone and Chairman of the Audit Committee (2009-12)

Member of Wendel's Supervisory Board 
Chairman of the Audit Committee 
Member of the Governance Committee 

Date appointed to first term: June 4, 2010 
Current term expires: Annual Meeting to be held in 2018

Number of Wendel shares held as of December 31, 2016: 500

Born on June 10, 1946 
Canadian nationality

Business address: 
1000, rue de la Gauchetière-Ouest
Bureau 2500
Montreal, QcH3BOA2 
Canada

Jacqueline Tammenoms Bakker
Independent Director

Jacqueline Tammenoms Bakker holds a BA in History and French from Oxford University and an MA in International Relations from the Johns Hopkins School for Advanced International Studies in Washington D.C.

She worked for Shell from 1977 to 1988, McKinsey from 1989 to 1995, and Quest International (Unilever) from 1995 to 1998. She moved to the public sector in the Netherlands in 1999, serving as Director of Gigaport from 1999 to 2001, and as Director General at the Ministry of Transport from 2001 to 2007, responsible for civil aviation and freight transport. From 2006 to 2007 she was Chairman of the High Level group for the future of aviation regulation in Europe, reporting to the EU Commissioner for Transport. She was awarded Knight of the Legion of Honor in 2006 in recognition of her contribution to the co-operation between France and the Netherlands.

Appointments as of December 31, 2016 (listed companies):
Member of the Supervisory Board of Unibail Rodamco
Member of the Supervisory Board of CNH Industrial
Member of the Supervisory Board of TomTom

Appointments as of December 31, 2016 (non-profit organizations):
Chairman of the Board of the Van Leer group Foundation
Member of the Advisory Board of Bath School of Management

Appointments expired in the last five years:
Member of the Board of Nexus Institute
Member of the Supervisory Board of Tesco plc (2009-2015)
Member of the Supervisory Board of Vivendi, Chairman of the Human Resources Committee (2010-14)
Member of the Supervisory Board of the Netherlands’ Land Registry Ordinance Survey (2008-12)

Member of Wendel's Supervisory Board 
Member of the Governance Committee

Date appointed to first term: June 5, 2015 
Current term expires: Annual Meeting to be held in 2019

Number of Wendel shares held as of December 31, 2016: 500

December 17, 1953
Dutch nationality

Business address: 
33 Thurloe Court
London SW 3 6 SB
United Kingdom

Humbert de Wendel

Graduate of the Institut d’études politiques de Paris and Essec. Humbert de Wendel has spent his entire career with the Total group, which he joined in 1982, mainly holding positions in the Finance department, first heading trading floor operations and then financial operations, successively, for several divisions in the group. 

He also spent several years in London heading the finance division of one of Total's joint ventures. Director of acquisitions and divestments and in charge of the group's corporate business development from 2006 to 2011, he is currently Director of financing and cash management and Treasurer of the group.

Appointments and positions as of December 31, 2016:
Wendel Group: Director of Wendel-Participations SE (unlisted company)
Other positions: Manager of OGQ-L Sarl     

Appointments expired in the last five years:​
Other appointments within the Total group:
- Unlisted French companies:
Chairman, CEO and Director of Sofax Banque (2014)
Chairman, CEO and Director of Total Capital (2014)
Chairman, CEO, and Director of Total Capital International (2014)   
Chairman of Total Finance Exploitation (2014) 
Chairman of Total Treasury (2014)
Director of Société Financière d'Auteuil (2014)
Director of Elf Aquitaine (2014)
Permanent representative of Total SA Eurotradia International (2014)
Chairman, CEO, and Director of Odival (2011)

- Unlisted non-French companies:
Chairman of Total Finance Global Services SA (Belgium) (2016)
Chairman of Total Finance Nederland BV (Netherlands) (2016)
Managing Director and Board Member of Total Finance Corporate Services Ltd (United Kingdom) (2016)     
Chairman and Director of Total Capital Canada Ltd (Canada), Director of Total Funding Nederland BV (2016)
Director of Total Upstream UK Ltd (2016)


- Non-French listed companies
Director and Chairman of the Audit Committee of Compania Espanola de Petroleos – Cepsa (Spain) until August 2, 2011
Director of Sunpower Corp. (USA) (2016)

- Other appointments not related to the Total Group:
Manager of Omnium Lorrain (non-trading company) (2014)
Manager of Financière Berlioz SC (2014)
Manager of SCI Invalides-Constantine (2014)

Member of Wendel's Supervisory Board 
Member of the Audit Committee 

Date appointed to first term: May 30, 2011 
Current term expires: Annual Meeting to be held in 2019

Number of Wendel shares held as of December 31, 2016: 225,054

Born on April 20, 1956 
French nationality

Business address: 
Total Finance Corp. Services Ltd
10, Upper Bank Street 
Canary Wharf
London E14 5BF
United Kingdom

The Supervisory Board’s committees

To fulfill its mission as effectively as possible, the Supervisory Board relies on two committees: the Audit Committee and the Governance Committee.

The audit committee

Wendel’s Audit Committee audits the financial reporting process, ensures that internal control and risk management are effective and monitors the proper application of the accounting methods used in drawing up parent company and consolidated accounts. It verifies the independence of the Statutory Auditors. It mandates an independent auditor to appraise net asset value on a regular basis. The Audit Committee has six members :

Guylaine Saucier (Chairman and independent Director) 
Dominique Hériard-Dubreuil​
Bénédicte Coste
Edouard de l'Espee
Gervais Pellissier (Independent Director)
Humbert de Wendel
Secretary of the Audit Committee: Caroline Bertin Delacour

The Governance Committee

Among the tasks of Wendel’s Governance Committee are to propose or recommend procedures for compensating Executive Board members and to express a view on any issue pertaining to Company governance or the operation of its statutory bodies and, at the Board’s request, to address any ethical issues. The Governance Committee, which includes the functions of a Compensation Committee and an Appointments Committee, has six members:

Dominique Hériard-Dubreuil (Chairman and independent Director) 
Priscilla de Moustier
Guylaine Saucier (Independent Director) 
Jacqueline Tammenoms Bakker (Independent Director)
Nicolas Ferguson (Independant Director)
Nicolas ver Hulst

Secretary of the Governance Committee : Caroline Bertin Delacour