The Supervisory Board

The Supervisory Board currently has 12 members, including two employees representatives. Supervisory Board members are appointed for four years. The proportion of women on the Supervisory Board is 45%, which exceeds the 40% target in the Afep-Medef Code since 2016 and required by French law since 2017. At 45%, the proportion of independent Board members also exceeds the recommendation of the Afep-Medef Code (33.33%).

Franca Bertagnin Benetton, Guylaine Saucier, Jacqueline Tammenoms-Bakker et Gervais Pellissier are the four independent Board members.

Powers of
the Supervisory Board

The Supervisory Board exercises permanent oversight of the Executive Board’s management. 

Prior approval of the Supervisory Board is required, as specified in Article 15 of the Company’s by-laws, for:

  • any transaction carried out by the Company (or an intermediate holding company) of more than €100 million,
  • any decision binding the Company or its subsidiaries, i.e., any decision that, according to the interpretation of the Supervisory Board, involves a significant change to the Wendel Group’s strategy or image,
  • any proposal to shareholders to change the by-laws.

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

In 2010, the Supervisory Board adopted internal regulations that describe the rules by which it operates and sets forth the rights and responsibilities of its members.

Compliance issues
involving the Group’s governing
and supervisory bodies

A Market Confidentiality and Ethics Code applies to the members of the Executive and Supervisory Boards as well as to all employees of the Company. In its internal regulations, the Supervisory Board has strengthened the procedures aimed at preventing conflicts of interest.

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Nicolas ver Hulst
Chairman of the Supervisory Board
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Gervais Pellissier
Vice-Chairman of the Supervisory Board
independent member
lead member of the Board
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Franca Bertagnin Benetton
Independent member
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Bénédicte Coste
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Harper Mates
Managing Director

Member of Wendel’s Supervisory Board as employee representative

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François de Mitry
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Priscilla de Moustier
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Sophie Tomasi Parise

Member of Wendel’s Supervisory Board as employee representative

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Guylaine Saucier
Chairwoman of the Audit
Risks and Compliance Committee
independent member
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Jacqueline Tammenoms Bakker
Chairwoman of the Governance and Sustainability Committee
independent member
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Thomas de Villeneuve
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Humbert de Wendel
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Nicolas ver Hulst
Chairman of the Supervisory Board
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.
From 1989 to 2017, he held management positions at Alpha Associés Conseil, initially as an Executive Board member, then as CEO, and from 2007 as Chairman. His term of office at Alpha Group ended on October 16, 2017.

Key skills: 

  • Private equity
  • Finance
  • CEO

Appointments as of December 31, 2020:
Wendel Group
Director of Wendel-Participations SE
Other
Member of the Supervisory Board of MPM Advisors
Director of Septagon Sicav
Manager of Milkyway Capital Soparfi
Manager of Northstar SC
Manager of Orion SC
Director of Midas Wealth Management

Mandates expired in the last five years:
Member of the Executive Board of Alpha Associés Conseil
Chief Executive Officer of Glacies Holding
Director of Cyrillus-Vertbaudet
Member of the Supervisory Board of Financière Ramses

Chairman of Wendel’s Supervisory Board 
Date appointed to first term: May 18, 2017
Current term expires: Annual Meeting to be held in 2025

Number of Wendel shares held as of December 31, 2020: 500

Born on August 21, 1953
French nationality

Address:
20 Cité Malesherbes
75009 Paris

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Gervais Pellissier
Vice-Chairman of the Supervisory Board
independent member
lead member of the Board

Gervais Pellissier is a graduate of HEC, 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, Gervais Pellissier was the Associate Manager guiding the Board of Directors and Deputy Chief Executive Officer of Bull. From February 2005 to mid-2008, he was Vice-Chairman of the Bull Board of Directors.

He joined the France Télécom Group on October 17, 2005 and was appointed CEO of France Télécom Operadores de Telecomunicaciones in November 2005. ln 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, in charge of Finance and Operations in Spain.

From March 2009 to March 2010, he served as the Executive Vice-President in charge of Finance and Information Systems.

In November 2011, Gervais Pellissier was appointed Deputy Chief Executive Officer of France Télécom-Orange, which became Orange on July 1, 2013, retaining the full scope of his activities.

On September 1, 2014, he was appointed Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Executive Director in charge of European operations (excluding France).

In May 2018, Gervais Pellissier took over new responsibilities in the Orange Group Executive Committee as the Group’s Deputy CEO for Transformation, as well as Chairman of Orange Business Services.
Since September 1, 2020, Gervais Pellissier is Deputy CEO, Human Resources and Group Transformation Director and Chairman of Orange Business Services.

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

Key skills:

  • CFO
  • Experience in the field of digital and new technologies
  • Management

Appointments and positions as of December 31, 2020:

Orange Group
Orange SA – Deputy Chief Executive Officer since October 26, 2011 (listed company)
Orange Espagne (Spain) – Director since June 26, 2006 and Chairman since March 1, 2016
Orange Polska SA – Member of the Supervisory Board since April 11, 2013 (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: 

EE Ltd. (United Kingdom) – Director until January 2016
Mobistar/Orange Belgium – Director until July 19, 2018 (listed company)

Vice-Chairman of Wendel’s Supervisory Board
Member of the Audit, Risks and Compliance Committee​
Lead member of the Board
Independent member

Date appointed to first term: June 5, 2015
Current term expires: Annual Meeting to be held in 2023

Number of Wendel shares held as of December 31, 2020: 500

Born on May 14, 1959
French nationality

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

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Franca Bertagnin Benetton
Independent member
Franca Bertagnin Benetton is a graduate of Boston University and holds an MBA from Harvard University (1996). She is a director of Edizione Srl, the investment holding company of the Benetton family.

She started her career at Colgate Palmolive in New York (USA) as Product Manager in Global Business Development, and then held the same position in Hamburg (Germany).

She later worked for the strategy consulting firm Bain & Co in Italy until joining Benetton Srl in 1997.

Since 2003, she is CEO of her Family Office Evoluzione SpA, managing diversified investments in private and public equity.

In June 2005 she became Director of Edizione Srl. She has been a director of Benetton Srl (since 2013), Autogrill Spa (since 2017), Telepass Spa (since 2019) and Fondation Benetton (since 2019).

She currently serves on the European Advisory Board of the Harvard Business School and the international Advisory Board of Boston University.

Key skills:

  • Private equity
  • Family business
  • International experience

Mandates and functions on December 31, 2020:

CEO of Evoluzione Spa
Director of Edizione Srl
Director of Autogrill Spa (listed company)
Director of Benetton Srl
Director of Telepass Spa
Director of Fondazione Benetton

Mandates expired in the last five years:

Director of Aidaf, the Italian Chapter of FBN (Family Business Network)
Chief Executive Officer of Evoluzione Finanziaria Srl
Chief Executive Officer of Evoluzione Immobiliare Srl

Member of Wendel’s Supervisory Board
Member of the Audit, Risks and Compliance Committee

Independent member

Date appointed to first term: May 17, 2018
Current term expires: Annual Meeting to be held in 2022

Number of Wendel shares held as of December 31, 2020: 500

Born 23rd October, 1968
Italian national

Professional address
Evoluzione SpA
Vicolo Avogari, 5
31 100 Treviso – Italy

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Bénédicte Coste

Bénédicte Coste is a graduate of the Ecole des hautes études commerciales (HEC – major in finance) and holds a degree in law.

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. She 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.
In 2011, she graduated with a BTS in agricultural management from l’École supérieure d’agriculture d’Angers.

Key skills:

  • Finance
  • Strategy
  • CEO

Appointments and positions as of December 31, 2020:
Main position
Chairwoman and CEO of Financière Lamartine
Wendel Group
Director of Wendel-Participations SE
Other
Chairwoman of Association samarienne de défense contre les éoliennes industrielles
Manager of SCEA Domaine de Tailly (farm)
Manager of Groupement forestier de la Faude

Appointments expired in the last five years: none

Member of Wendel’s Supervisory Board
Member of the Gouvernance and Sustainability Committee

Date appointed to first term: May 28, 2013
Current term expires: Annual Meeting to be held in 2025

Number of Wendel shares held as of December 31, 2020: 1,060

Born on August 2, 1957
French nationality

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

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Harper Mates
Managing Director

Member of Wendel’s Supervisory Board as employee representative

Harper Mates is a Managing Director and member of the Investment Committee.

Prior to joining the Wendel New York office in 2015, Harper was a Vice President at MidOcean Partners, a US-based middle market private equity firm where she was responsible for investments in the business services, media and consumer services sectors.

She began her career at J.P. Morgan as an investment banking Analyst and then Citi Private Equity as an Associate. Harper holds an MBA from Harvard Business School.

Apointment as of January 1, 2021:
Managing Director at Wendel
Director of Elevator Holdo Inc. (Crisis Prevention Institute)

Member of Wendel’s Supervisory Board, employee representative​

Date appointed to first term: January 1, 2021
Current term expires: December 31, 2024

Number of Wendel shares held as of December 31, 2020: 687

Born on June 10, 1982
American nationality

Business address:
Wendel North America
Carnegie Hall Tower
152 West 57th Street, 55th Floor
New York, NY 10019

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François de Mitry

François de Mitry holds a Master’s degree in Economics and a postgraduate diploma in Finance from Dauphine Paris University and the Institut d’Etudes Politiques in Paris.

He began his career in the M&A team of HSBC in London. He joined Société Générale in 1991 as business manager of the LBO/Financing department, and then as deputy director from 1994.

He then joined in 1997 the alternative asset manager Intermediate Capital Group Plc (ICG) in London, of which he became managing director in 2005.

Between 2004 and 2012, François de Mitry was member of the Wendel Supervisory Board.

In 2012, il joined the investment fund Astorg in London, of which he became managing partner in 2018. Astorg primarily invests in software, healthcare, business services and technology-based
industrial companies, in Europe and in the USA.

Key skills:
Investment
International experience
Experience as a corporate officer of a listed company

Other appointments as of December 31, 2020:
Wendel Group
Director of Wendel-Participations SE
Other
Director of Astorg Asset Management
Director of Astorg Group
Classe A Manager of Astorg Advisory Services Mid-Cap
Director of Astorg Advisory Services
Member of the Supervisory Board of Flowbird Holding 1
Member of the Supervisory Board of Saphilux
Class A Manager of Saphilux GP
Director of AAM UK Branch, AAS UK Branch
Director of Axiom UK Midco Ltd, Axiom UK Topco Ltd, Axiom UK Nominee Ltd
Director of A7 Invest Bidco Ltd
Director of Cidron Healthcare IT 4 Ltd
Member of the Supervisory Board of Loire UK Holdco Ltd
Director of Tremolo Holdco Ltd, Tremolo Bidco Ltd, Tremolo Midco Ltd
Director of TopNexus Ltd, MidNexus Ltd, BidNexus Ltd
Director A of Greyhound Dutch Topco BV
Appointments expired in the last five years:
Class A Manager of Hosta / Megadyne
Advisor of Megadyne Spa
Director of Audiotonix Group Ltd
Director of Audio UK 2, Audio UK 3, A6 Audio Bidco Ltd
Managing Director of Astorg Partners UK Branch
Chairman of the Board of French Park 1 / Parkeon

Member of the Supervisory Board
Member of the Audit, Risks and Compliance Committee

Date appointed to first term: June 29, 2021
Date current term ends: AGM to be held in 2025

Number of Wendel shares held as of December 31, 2020: 3,000

Born on January 27, 1966
Luxembourg nationality

Professional address:
3 St James Square
London SW1 Y4JU
United Kingdom

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Priscilla de Moustier

Priscilla de Moustier holds an MBA from INSEAD, a bachelor’s degree in mathematics and a master’s degree in economics from the Paris University as well as the diploma of the Institut d’études politiques.

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.

Key skills: 

  • Family business
  • CSR
  • International experience

Appointments and positions as of December 31, 2019:

Wendel Group
Chairman and CEO of Wendel-Participatiosns SE
Other
Chairwoman of the Supervisory Board of Oxus Holding
Vice-President of the French chapter of the Family Business Network
Member of the Supervisory Board of F-451
Chairwoman of Fondation Acted
Director of Acted
Director of Somala (Marais de Larchant SA)

Appointments expired in the last five years:
Director of American Library of Paris
Director of FBN Internationa

Member of the Supervisory Board
Member of the Governance and Sustainability Committee

Date appointed to first term: May 28, 2013
Current term expires: Annual Meeting to be held in 2025

Number of Wendel shares held as of December 31, 2020: 150,443

Born on May 15, 1952
French nationality

Business address:
94, rue du Bac
75007 Paris
France

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Sophie Tomasi Parise

Member of Wendel’s Supervisory Board as employee representative

Sophie Tomasi Parise holds post graduate degrees in corporate and tax law from the University of Cergy Pontoise and the University of Montpellier.

She started her professional career with Wendel (CGIP at the time) in 2001 as a junior member of the tax team, with a main focus on tax compliance.

She has gradually taken charge of tax audits, the supervision of tax compliance and the tax coordination of certain M&A projects and deals.

Apointments as of December 31, 2020:
Deputy Tax Director Wendel

Member of Wendel’s Supervisory Board, employee representative​
Member of the Governance and Sustainability Committee​

Date appointed to first term by the Works Council: September 5, 2018
Current term expires: November 20, 2022

Number of Wendel shares held as of December 31, 2020: 2,941

Born on April 19, 1978
French nationality

Business address:
Wendel
89, rue Taitbout
75009 Paris
France

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Guylaine Saucier
Chairwoman of the Audit
Risks and Compliance Committee
independent member

Graduate, with a baccalauréat ès arts, from the Collège 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.

She 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 Chairwoman of the Joint Committee of Corporate governance (ICCA, CDNX, TSX) (2000-01), Chairwoman of the Board of Directors of CBC/Radio-Canada (1995-2000), Chairwoman 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 (1987-1991), 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 3, 2010, she was made Honorary Corporate Director by the Collège des Administrateurs de Sociétés.

She received an honorary Ph.D. degree from the University of Laval in 2017.

Key skills: 

  • Risk, internal control, audit
  • Governance
  • Strategy

Appointments and positions as of December 31, 2020 (listed companies):

Member of the Board of Directors of Cuda Oil & Gaz (formerly Junex Inc.) (Quebec)
Member of the Board of Directors of Tarkett
Member of the Board of Directors of Rémy Cointreau

Appointments expired in the last five years:

Member of the Board of Directors of Scor (2016)

Member of Wendel’s Supervisory Board
Chairwoman of the Audit, Risks and Compliance Committee​
Member of the Governance and Sustainability Committee​
Independent member

Date appointed to first term: June 4, 2010
Current term expires: Annual Meeting to be held in 2022

Number of Wendel shares held as of December 31, 2020: 500

Born on June 10, 1946
Canadian nationality

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

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Jacqueline Tammenoms Bakker
Chairwoman of the Governance and Sustainability Committee
independent member

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.

Key skills: 

  • Experience as a non-executive corporate officer
  • Human resources and compensation
  • Management

Appointments as of December 31, 2020 (listed companies):

Member of the Supervisory Board of CNH Industrial
Member of the Supervisory Board of TomTom
Member of the Supervisory Board of Boskalis

Appointments as of December 31, 2020 (non-profit organizations):

Member of the Consultative Committee of Transparency International NL
Member of the VEUO Board (NL Association of listed companies)

Appointments expired in the last five years:

Member of the Board of Nexus Institute
Member of the Supervisory Board of Unibail Rodamco (2015-2020)
Chairwoman of the Board of the Van Leer Group Foundation

Member of Wendel’s Supervisory Board
Chairwoman of the Governance and Sustainability Committee​
Member of the Audit, Risks and Compliance Committee
Independent member

Date appointed to first term: June 5, 2015
Current term expires: Annual Meeting to be held in 2023

Number of Wendel shares held as of December 31, 2020: 500

December 17, 1953
Dutch nationality

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

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Thomas de Villeneuve

Thomas de Villeneuve began his career as a consultant at strategic consultancy firm The Boston Consulting Group, in Paris and New York, from 1994 to 2001.

He went on to join the private equity firm, Apax Partners, specialist in the mid-market segment in France, Italy and Benelux, where he is now Managing Director, responsible for investment in the fields of telecom/media/technologies.

In the course of his career he has been a member of a number of company Boards and, in particular, director of the listed company Altran Technologies, an international engineering and research and development firm, for around ten years.

Key skills:

  • Private equity and investment
  • Experience in the telecoms, media and technology sectors
  • International experience

Appointments as of December 31, 2020:
Wendel Group
Director of Wendel-Participations SE
Other
Director of Apax Partners SAS
Director of Clarisse SA
Director of the association We2Go
Managing Director of Société Civile Hermine
Chairman & Non-executive Board member of Experlink Holding B.V. (Netherlands)
Chairman and Board member of A ShadesofGreen Capital B.V. (Netherlands)
Chairman and Board member of A Stichting Administratiekantoor ShadesofGreen Capital
(Netherlands)
Director MelitaLink Advisor Limited (Malta)
Director MelitaLink Management Limited (Malta)
Managing Director of SCI La Valentine
Member of the Supervisory Board of Oditop SAS
Chairman of Apax Avenir SAS
Director of Destilink BV (Belgium)
Permanent representative of Destiling Finco BV (Belgium)
Chairman of Graifin SAS
Member of the Supervisory Board of Grailink SAS

Appointments expired in the last five years:
Director of Altran Technologies (listed company)
Class A Manager of Cabolink SARL (Luxembourg)
Manager of Cabolink Gérance SARL (Luxembourg)
Class A Manager of Cabolink Holdco SARL (Luxembourg)
Class A Manager of Fourteensqaure SARL (Luxembourg)
Director of Cabonitel SARL (Luxembourg)
Sole manager of Visaolinktel, Unipessoal LDA (Portugal)
Manager of Eiger 1 SARL (Luxembourg)
Director of Eiger GP SA (Luxembourg)
Member of the Supervisory Board of InfoPro Digital SAS (France)
Managing Director of Experlink BV (Netherlands)
Director of Comitium SAS
Director of Comitium HoldCo SAS

Member of Wendel’s Supervisory Board
Member of the Governance and Sustainability Committee

Date appointed to first term: July 2, 2020
Current term expires: Annual Meeting to be held in 2024

Number of Wendel shares held as of December 31, 2020: 500

Born on May 19, 1972
French nationality

Business address:
1 rue Paul Cézanne,
75008 Paris
France

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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 at 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 was Director of Financing and Cash Management and Treasurer of the Group until 2016.

Key skills: 

  • CFO
  • Experience in the industrial sector
  • Finance

Appointments and positions as of December 31, 2019:

Wendel Group
Director of Wendel-Participations SE
Other
Manager of OGQ-L SÀRL

Appointments expired in the last five years:​

Other appointments within the Total Group (foreign 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)
Director SUNPOWER Corp. (USA) (2016) (listed company)

Member of Wendel’s Supervisory Board
Member of the Audit, Risks and Compliance Committee

Date appointed to first term: May 30, 2011
Current term expires: Annual Meeting to be held in 2023

Number of Wendel shares held as of December 31, 2020: 225,064

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, Risks and Compliance Committee and the Governance and Sustainability Committee.

The Audit, Risks and Compliance Committee

Wendel’s Audit, Risks and Compliance Committee is principally responsible for monitoring:

  • the process for preparing financial (in particular the periodic calculation of net asset value) and extra-financial information,
  • the effectiveness of internal control and risk management systems,
  • the audit of parent company and consolidated financial statements by the Statutory Auditors,
  • the independence of the Statutory Auditors.

Its tasks are detailed in the Internal rules of the Supervisory Board.

The Audit, Risks and Compliance Committee has seven members:

Guylaine Saucier (Chairwoman and independent member)
Franca Bertagnin Benetton (Independent member)
François de Mitry
Gervais Pellissier (Vice-Chairman and Lead member of the Board, independent member)
Jacqueline Tammenoms Bakker (Chairwoman of the Governance and Sustainability Committee, independent member)
Humbert de Wendel
Secretary of the Audit, Risks and Compliance Committee: Étienne Grobon, Director of Internal Audit

The Governance and Sustainability Committee

The Governance and Sustainability Committee ensures the functions of an appointment committee and a compensation committee, and tasks related to ESG strategy. The tasks of the Governance and Sustainability are in particular to:

  • propose new members of the Executive Board or the renewal of the Executive Board,
  • draw up succession plans for the Supervisory Board and Executive Board,
  • propose the compensation of the Executive Board members and the allocation of compensation among Supervisory Board members,
  • examine the commitments and orientations of Wendel’s ESG policy, oversee its implementation and more generally ensure ESG issues are taken into account in the Wendel’s strategy and its implementation.

Its tasks are detailed in the Internal rules of the Supervisory Board.

The Governance and Sustainability Committee has six members:

Jacqueline Tammenoms Bakker (Chairwoman and independent member)
Bénédicte Coste
Priscilla de Moustier
Sophie Parise 
(member representing employees)
Guylaine Saucier (Chairwoman of the Audit, Risks and Compliance Committee, independent member)
Thomas de Villeneuve 
Secretary of the Governance and Sustainability Committee: Caroline Bertin Delacour, General Secretary 

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