France

 

Wendel's head office is located in the ninth arrondissement of Paris, at 89 rue Taitbout. For many years, this area of the capital was home to France’s large steel-making families, where the Hôtel Wendel can be found on rue de Clichy.

 

Wendel
89 rue Taitbout
75312 Paris cedex 09
Tél. : +33 (0) 1 42 85 30 00
Fax: +33 (0) 1 42 80 68 67

 

Investment team

Stéphanie Besnier
Stéphanie Besnier
Managing Director

Stéphanie Besnier is a Managing Director based in Paris. She has played a role in several Wendel investments, including Deutsch, IHS and Constantia Flexibles.

Stéphanie participates in the search for investment opportunities, especially in France. She began her career in the Treasury department of the Ministry of Finance, then worked at the Agence des participations de l’État, the agency that manages the French government’s shareholdings, where she was in charge of the government’s investments in SNCF and SNCM and of the Eurotunnel restructuring. She is a graduate of Polytechnique, Corps des Ponts et Chaussées, and the Paris School of Economics.

Board member of Bureau Veritas and member of the audit committee.

 

Roland Lienau
Roland Lienau
Managing Director

Roland Lienau is Managing Director and member of the Investment Committee. He is a German citizen who graduated from ESCP-EAP European School of Management. 

He was in charge of financing and structuring operations in capital markets in London and Frankfurt. He is well versed in European equity markets. He began his career in 1988 at Enskilda Securities (Wallenberg Group) in London and Enskilda Effekten in Frankfurt where he set up and developed the equities department for the German market. 

Roland Lienau then worked for Paribas from 1994 to 1999 where he was in charge of capital markets operations and the development of Paribas's investment activities in Germany.

In 1999, he moved to Deutsche Bank where, as Managing Director, he managed equity market investments up to 2004, when he was put in charge of all financing and structuring operations in the German markets. Member of the Operations Committee.

Board member of Constantia Flexibles. 

Patrick Tanguy
Patrick Tanguy
Managing Director

Having graduated from HEC in 1983, Patrick Tanguy began his career at Bain & Co. in 1984, where he was made partner in 1990. In 1991, he joins Strafor-Facom, where he is successively nominated as Director of Sales and Markeing of Steelcase Strafor and subsequently CEO of Airborne. 

He becomes CEO of DAFSA in 1993 and then President in 1996. Having acted as President of the “Courrier-Express” division of the Hays Group in France for a year, Patrick Tanguy assumes the Presidency of the Technal group in Toulouse from 1999 to 2004.

Before joining Wendel in 2007, Patrick acts first as President of the Monné-Decroix company in Toulouse and then of the Prezioso Technilor in Lyon. Patrick joined Wendel as Managing Director in September 2007 and is a member of both the Investment and the Management Committees.

Board member of Constantia Flexibles, Cromology, CSP Technologies, Mecatherm and Nippon Oil Pump. 

Xavier Lemonnier
Principal
Xavier Lemonnier joined the Investment team in Paris as a Principal.

Prior to joining us, Xavier worked at BC Partners for 8 years as a Principal. He started his career as an Analyst at Merrill Lynch. 

He graduated from Ecole Polytechnique with an Engineer’s degree in Economics and in Applied Mathematics. He also holds an MSc in Corporate Finance and in Quantitative Finance from ENSAE.

Claude de Raismes
Claude de Raismes
Business Development Principal

Claude de Raismes is currently Business Development Principal in the investment team at Wendel. He started his career in 2007 working as an analyst at UBS Investment Bank in London in Global Syndicated Finance, where he participated, in particular, in LBO financing. 

Prior to this experience, he worked in financial audit at Deloitte in Paris. Claude de Raismes graduated from HEC and has a Master of Arts in French language from the Sorbonne. He speaks French, English and German.

Romain Dimus
Associate
Romain Dimus joined the Investment team in Paris as an Associate. 

Prior to joining Wendel, Romain worked at BCG as a Senior Associate. In previous years he also completed internships at Lazard and Deloitte. 

Romain holds a degree in Management from ESCP Europe as well as a BA in Applied Mathematics from Sorbonne University.

William Nottin
Analyst
William Nottin joined Wendel in 2018 as an Analyst in the investment team in Paris. William graduated from ESCP-Europe in 2017, with a specialisation in Entrepreneurship.

After an internship at Total Energie Gaz as a financial controller, he had a series of experiences as an Analyst: fisrt in London for Tikehau Investment Management, then back in Paris at Technip and Artemis – Financière Pinault.

Finance

In charge of Finance, Accounting and Financial Communication’s teams.

Jérôme Michiels
Jérôme Michiels
Chief Financial Officer, Director of Operational Resources

Jérôme Michiels was appointed Chief Financial Officer as of October 1st, 2015. He is also Director of Operational Resources. Jérôme is member of Wendel's Management Committee and Investment Committee with voting rights. 

Jérôme Michiels is a graduate of HEC. After a year at MacDonald’s France as General Secretary of the Executive Committee, Jérôme Michiels worked as a consultant in the Boston Consulting Group from 1999 to 2002, carrying out strategic missions in Europe, particularly in the fields of distribution, transport, telecommunications and finance. He was a chargé d’affaires with the investment fund BC Partners for four years. He was named Director of Equity Investments at Wendel Investissement in November 2006. Member of the Investment Committee.

Board member of Stahl. 

Finance and Accounting

Benoît Drillaud
Deputy CFO

Benoit Drillaud joined the Wendel Finance Department in September 2004 after five years at PricewaterhouseCoopers as an auditor. 

He is a graduate of a Master of Finance from ESCP and a DEA in Economy of the University Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne. He leads the financial and accounting team under the responsibility of Jérôme Michiels.

Board member of Cromology and Tsebo.

Alain Muterel
Alain Muterel
Accounting Manager
Alain Muterel joined Wendel in 2007 as Consolidation Manager. As Accounting Manager since 2013, he is in charge of the supervision of the social accounts and the consolidation of the Group.
Graduate of a Higher Certificate of Accounting, he began his career in accounting firms and then in the audit department of Mazars. He then became Account Manager at Allied-Signal and then in the Canadian classified advertising group Trader Classified Media, where he became Consolidation Manager in 1996.
Ouarda Bekhouche
Ouarda Bekhouche-Qassid
Head Accountant
Sophie Goasdoue
Consolidation Manager
Sophie Goasdoue joined the Financial team as a Consolidation Manager.

Previously, Sophie worked as an Audit & Consolidation Manager at Grant-Thornton and as a Consolidation Manager at Deloitte and as Head of Consolidation at BPI France. During her last experience she was also responsible for the IFRS 9 transition project.

Sophie holds a degree in chartered accountancy.

Kelsey Thomas
Treasury Manager
Nabil Bennis
Valuation Officer
Nabil Bennis joined the Wendel Finance team in Paris as a Valuation Officer, in July 2017.
Nabil graduated from Audencia with a Master in Management and a specialization in Corporate Finance. During his studies, he took advantage of an exchange program at Boston University and interned at Société Générale, Vulcain and Rothschild, mainly in M&A.
After graduating in 2013, he worked for Sorgem Evaluation and Deloitte Finance, first as Valuation Consultant and then as Junior Manager Valuation.
Elisa Muntean
Elisa Muntean
Investor Relations Officer

Elisa Muntean joined in July 2014 the Directorate of financial communication Wendel. Within the team, Elisa contributes to the application of the financial communication and investor relations strategy under Olivier Allot’s responsibility. 

She was Senior financial auditor at Ernst & Young since 2011. Elisa graduated a MSc in Finance and a MSc in Management from Grenoble Business School.

Financial Communication

Olivier Allot
Olivier Allot
Director of financial communication

At Wendel since 2007, Olivier Allot has been Deputy Head of Investor Relations until 2013. He started his career in 1996 at SBF Bourse de Paris. He was spokesperson for four years, and then became Investor Relations Officer until 2007. 

He contributed actively to the merger of the Stock Exchanges of Paris, Amsterdam, Brussels and Lisbon, and also to the merger of Euronext and the NYSE. Mr. Allot graduated from the Sorbonne, has a master’s degree in Banking, Finance and Insurance, a master’s degree in Management and administration, and holds the CEFA and SFAF diplomas.

Communication and Sustainable Development

Christine Anglade
Christine Anglade Pirzadeh
Director of Communications and Sustainable Development, Executive Board Secretary

Christine Anglade-Pirzadeh was appointed Director of Communications and Sustainable Development in October 2011. Member of Wendel's Management Committee.

Christine Anglade-Pirzadeh was Director of Communication of the French Financial Markets Authority’s (AMF) which she joined in 2000. She was Policy Officer with the French Prime Minister's Office (Direction des Media) from 1998 to 2000. She began her career in the editorial staff of la Correspondance de la Presse.

Christine Anglade-Pirzadeh holds a Master in European and International Law (Paris I) and a Master Degree in Communication law (Paris II).

Caroline Decaux
Caroline Decaux
Communication Manager

Within the communication team, Caroline Decaux will contribute to the application of the communication strategy under Christine Anglade Pirzadeh’s direct responsibility.

She was previously senior consultant in corporate and financial communication at Publicis Consultants since 2009.

Bérengère Beaujean
Communication Officer
Bérengère Beaujean joined Wendel in 2017 as a Communication Officer.
She began her career in a insurance company, subsidiary of Groupama. 

Tax department

Peter Meredith
Peter Meredith
Tax Director

Peter Meredith joined Wendel as Group Tax Director in March 2013. He is a member of Wendel's Management Committee.

Peter has notably worked within national and international corporate tax departments throughout his career, as Tax Director of the GTM Group (1989-2000), then of Capgemini (2000-2005), and finally as Tax Director of the Bouygues Construction Group.

Sophie Parise
Sophie Parise
Tax Manager
Sophie 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.
Xavier Monfort
Xavier Monfort
Tax Manager
Hugues Tommy-Martin
Tax advisor
Hugues Tommy-Martin joined the Wendel tax team in Paris as a tax advisor, in November 2017.
Previously, Hugues worked for the law firm Arsene Taxand as a tax lawyer, where he took charge of tax compliance for a listed French client. Hugues graduated from Université Paris V Descartes with a master in tax law and is a lawyer at the Paris Bar. 

Audit

Etienne Grobon
Director of Internal Audit
Etienne joined Wendel in 2018 as Director of Internal Audit. Before joining Wendel, Etienne was Senior Director, Audit and Insurance at Dassault Systèmes in Paris. He headed a group-level team with responsibility for the full scope of Internal Audit and Internal Control. He was also responsible for the group's worldwide insurance program.

During these 8 years, he played an active role in the integration of companies acquired by Dassault Systèmes so as to ensure they adopted the best internal control practices. Previously, he worked for 15 years in auditing and risk management, first at the Bouygues group and then at Arthur Andersen, heading compliance projects related to the US Sarbanes-Oxley regulation. Finally, he was a founding member of Protiviti in France, where he was in charge of internal auditing and risk management. 

Etienne is a graduate of HEC Paris.

Legal Affairs

Sébastien Willerval
Sébastien Willerval
Head of the Legal Department

Sébastien Willerval  began his career in the Legal and fiscal department of BNP in 1998 before leaving for Ernst & Young Corporate Finance from 1999 to 2002.

Sebastian Willerval holds a DESS (French equivalent of Master degree) in Business and Tax Law from the University of Paris I Panthéon Sorbonne and a Master’s degree in private law - commercial and taxation law from the University Paris II Panthéon-Assas.

Sébastien Metzger
Sébastien Metzger
Deputy Head of the Legal Affairs

Graduated from ESSEC Business School, holds a Master in Corporate Law and Tax (Paris Sorbonne), qualified lawyer (Paris Bar). Sébastien Metzger joined Wendel in 2008 after previous experiences in law firms (Linklaters, Bredin Prat).

Antoine Stosskopf
Legal Counsel
Antoine Stosskopf joined the Wendel’s legal department in 2015 as legal counsel. Antoine assists in M&A and financial operations. 
Previously, he worked with the legal team of Danone for 3 years and did internships with different law firms, notably Shearman & Sterling, and in companies such as L’Oréal.
Antoine graduated with a CAPA degree, a French-British law degree, an LMM in International Business Law (University of Exeter - UK) and a Master’s degree in Business Law.

General Secretariat

Caroline Bertin Delacour
Caroline Bertin Delacour
General Counsel and Supervisory Board Secretary

Caroline Bertin Delacour, who joined Wendel in 2009 as Head of the Legal Department, is promoted General Counsel. She is in charge of governance, compliance and litigation. She remains Ethics Officer and Secretary of the Supervisory Board and its Committees. She is also a member of Wendel's Management Committee.

As an attorney, she practiced tax law for 10 years with the firm Cleary Gottlieb, then 10 years in mergers and acquisitions at August & Debouzy, where she became partner in 2002. Caroline Bertin Delacour is co-author of "Highs and Lows of Modern Finance" (2013) and author of "Sovereign Wealth Funds: these new actors of the global economy" (2009).

Registered at the Paris Bar between 1990 and 2009, she holds a Master’s in Business Law from the University Paris II Panthéon-Assas, a Master in Taxation from the University Paris V René Descartes and an LLM from New York University.

Delphine Seferian
Delphine Séférian
Corporate Law and Governance Manager

As a lawyer in Corporate and Stock Exchange law, Delphine worked with the Corporate Secretary at Dexia, then became Vice-President in the Investment Bank of Credit Agricole (CA-CIB) and worked as a consultant for large companies in the French leading business Association (Association nationale des sociétés par actions).
 

She graduated from Sciences-Po Paris (1990) and Paris II-Assas University in Business law and Tax (1993).

Operational Resources

Jérôme Michiels
Jérôme Michiels
Chief Financial Officer, Director of Operational Resources

Jérôme Michiels was appointed Chief Financial Officer as of October 1st, 2015. He is also Director of Operational Resources. Jérôme is member of Wendel's Management Committee and Investment Committee with voting rights. 

Jérôme Michiels is a graduate of HEC. After a year at MacDonald’s France as General Secretary of the Executive Committee, Jérôme Michiels worked as a consultant in the Boston Consulting Group from 1999 to 2002, carrying out strategic missions in Europe, particularly in the fields of distribution, transport, telecommunications and finance. He was a chargé d’affaires with the investment fund BC Partners for four years. He was named Director of Equity Investments at Wendel Investissement in November 2006. Member of the Investment Committee.

Board member of Stahl. 

IT and Facility Management

Aziz Sedrati
Aziz Sedrati
Director of IT and Facility Management
Aziz joined the Group in 1994 as Senior Accountant and IT Manager of Marine-Wendel. 

He holds a university and technical degree in computer science, a Master’s degree in applied computer science in the corporate environment, and a diploma in accounting and financial studies (DECF).

Sutharsan Kathiramalai
Sutharsan Kathiramalai
IT support and project manager
Sutharsan Kathiramalai joined Wendel in 2016 as IT Technical Support Officer under the supervision of Aziz Sedrati. He supports all Wendel offices.
Sutharsan has over 10 years of experience in IT field. Most recently he worked as a technical system analyst deployed at IMS Consulting Group and before that as a support engineer at Tribeka ltd in London. Sutharsan holds a BA degree in Electronics Engineering from London South Bank University.

Human Resources

Marie-Hélène Dorat
Marie-Hélène Dorat
Human Resources Director

Marie-Hélène Dorat joined Wendel in February 2009 as Compensation and Benefits Manager. 

Prior to Wendel, she worked for 15 years in various fields of finance. In 1997, she moved into Human Resources, first at Crédit Agricole Indosuez and then in different international consulting firms, including Aon Hewitt and Right Management.

She is a graduate of ESC Rouen (Neoma BS).

Mélanie Barraud
Mélanie Barraud
Payroll Manager

Melanie joined Wendel in 2008 as a payroll manager. She is currently responsible for payroll and social reporting for France.

Melanie began her career in accounting firms including Deloitte. She holds a bachelor in HR.
Justine Mortz
HR Generalist
 
Fabienne Porquier
Fabienne Porquier
Human Resources Manager
Fabienne Porquier joined Wendel in 2003. She is responsible for managing employee share ownership and savings plans. She also works as human resources support to Luxembourg and Morocco offices. 

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