Investment and Development Committee

Composed of the Executive Board, three Executive Vice-Presidents and two Managing Directors — the CEO
of Wendel Luxembourg being Secretary and permanent participant — the Investment and Development Committee meets at least every two weeks and more frequently if needed, to work on selecting and developing
the Group’s investments. It examines plans to acquire and divest assets and regularly reviews the position
of the main companies within the portfolio and Wendel’s investment policy in order to formulate recommendations to the decision-making bodies.

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Laurent Mignon
Group CEO
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David Darmon
Member of the Executive Board, Group Deputy CEO

Chairman of Constantia Flexibles’ Board of Directors

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Jérôme Michiels
Executive Vice-President
Chief Financial Officer
Director of the Wendel Lab

Board Member of Bureau Veritas

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Félicie Thion de la Chaume
Executive Vice-President
Managing Director

Board Member of Stahl

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Adam Reinmann
Managing Director
CEO of Wendel North America

Chairman of the Board of ACAMS and Crisis Prevention Institute

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Harper Mates
Managing Director

Board Member of ACAMS and Crisis Prevention Institute

Member of Wendel’s Supervisory Board as employee representative

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Claude de Raismes
Secretary of the Investment and Development Committee
CEO of Wendel Luxembourg
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Laurent Mignon
Group CEO

Laurent Mignon is the Wendel’s Group CEO since December 2nd, 2022.

Before joining Wendel, Laurent Mignon was CEO of Groupe BPCE, from June 2018 to December 2022. He was also Chairman of the Board of Directors of Natixis and Director of CNP Assurances.

Laurent Mignon worked for Banque Indosuez for over 10 years, initially in capital markets, then in corporate & investment banking. In 1996, he joined Banque Schroders in London, then AGF (Assurances Générales de France) in 1997 as Chief Financial Officer. He was appointed to the AGF Executive Committee in 1998, then as Deputy Chief Executive Officer in charge of Banque AGF, AGF Asset Management and AGF Immobilier (Real Estate) in 2002, then in charge of life insurance & financial services and credit insurance in 2003. In 2006, he was appointed Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Executive Committee. From 2007 to 2009, he was a Managing Partner at Oddo & Cie. From 2009 to 2018, Laurent Mignon has served as Chief Executive Officer of Natixis and has been a member of the Management Board of BPCE since 2013.

In addition to his duties within the Wendel Group, he sits on the Board of Directors of Arkema and the AROP (a not-for-profit association promoting the Paris National Opera) and as a censor of Oddo BHF and Fimalac boards.

Laurent graduated from École des Hautes Études Commerciales (HEC) in 1986 and from the Stanford Executive Program.

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David Darmon
Member of the Executive Board, Group Deputy CEO

Chairman of Constantia Flexibles’ Board of Directors

David Darmon is Wendel’s Group Deputy CEO since September 9th 2019. He joined Wendel in 2005.

In December 2020, Wendel’s Supervisory Board decided to reappoint the Executive Board for a period of four years from April 7, 2021 to April 6, 2025.

David joined the Executive Board in September 2019. This appointment to the Executive Board comes after spending several years in the United States where he opened the New York office. David is now located in Paris as part of his duties as a member of the Executive Board.

David has led numerous investments for the Group. He participated in the investment and oversight of companies such as Allied Universal, CSP Technologies, Deutsch Group, and Stallergenes. David also initiated several investments in the technology sector.

David opened the New York office (Wendel North America), which he led from 2013 until September 2019, when he joined the Executive Board. From 2013 to 2019, Wendel invested approximately $1 billion in the United States.

David previously served as Wendel’s corporate Secretary to the Supervisory Board.

Before joining Wendel, David was a Director of Apax Partners in Paris, where he specialized in LBO transactions for six years. He began his career in M&A at Goldman Sachs in London.

He is a graduate of ESSEC and holds an MBA from INSEAD.

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Jérôme Michiels
Executive Vice-President
Chief Financial Officer
Director of the Wendel Lab

Board Member of Bureau Veritas

Jérôme Michiels is the Group’s Executive Vice-President and CFO. He is also Director of the Wendel Lab, member of Wendel’s Management Committee and a voting member of the Investment and Development Committee. He joined Wendel in 2006. He is a Board Member of Bureau Veritas.

Jérôme joined Wendel at the end of 2006 as Investment Director and was promoted to Director in January 2010. He was appointed Managing Director on January 1, 2012 and joined the Investment Committee at this date.  Jérôme was appointed Executive Vice-President on September 11, 2019, after being appointed Chief Financial Officer of the Wendel group on October 1, 2015.

From 2002 to 2006, he was an Associate at the investment fund BC Partners. Prior to that, he worked as a consultant at Boston Consulting Group from 1999 to 2002, carrying out strategic missions in Europe, particularly in the fields of distribution, transportation, telecommunications and financial services.

Jérôme is a graduate of HEC.

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Félicie Thion de la Chaume
Executive Vice-President
Managing Director

Board Member of Stahl

Félicie Thion de la Chaume is an Executive Vice-President and Managing Director. She is a member of the Investment and Development Committee and the Management Committee and a Board Member of Stahl. She joined Wendel in 2007, as an Associate part of the Paris investment team.

Félicie started her career at Goldman Sachs on the firm’s French M&A team between 2003 to 2006.
Since she joined Wendel, she has been involved in several transactions including Deutsch Group, Helikos, Saham and Stahl.

Félicie relocated to the United Kingdom in 2016 to contribute to the opening of the London office, an office which she later headed until 2020.

In September 2019, Félicie was promoted to Executive Vice-President. Since September 2020, Félicie has joined the Paris investment team in line with the Group’s strategy to concentrate its teams in France, Luxembourg and New York.

She is a graduate of ESCP Europe.

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Adam Reinmann
Managing Director
CEO of Wendel North America

Chairman of the Board of ACAMS and Crisis Prevention Institute

Adam Reinmann is the CEO and founding member of Wendel’s New York office, which he helped open in 2013.  Adam currently serves as a member of Wendel’s Investment Committee and as Chairman of the Board for ACAMS and Crisis Prevention Institute, and previously as a Board member for CSP Technologies, Inc. and Allied Universal.

Prior to joining Wendel, Adam worked at Onex Corporation where he was actively involved in several successful private equity investments and also served as Chief of Staff to the CEO of Onex-controlled Celestia, Inc.

Adam began his career at JPMorgan’s investment banking group in New York.

Adam has a B.S. in Management from Binghamton University and an MBA from Columbia University.

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Harper Mates
Managing Director

Board Member of ACAMS and Crisis Prevention Institute

Member of Wendel’s Supervisory Board as employee representative

Harper Mates is a Managing Director. She is a member of the Investment and Development Committee. Harper is also member of Wendel’s Supervisory Board as an employee representative and is a Board Member of ACAMS and the Crisis Prevention Institute. She joined Wendel in 2015.

Prior to joining the Wendel New York office, 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.

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Claude de Raismes
Secretary of the Investment and Development Committee
CEO of Wendel Luxembourg

Claude de Raismes is CEO of Wendel Luxembourg. He is the Secretary of the Investment and Development Committee. He joined the Group in 2009 as an analyst. He then became an associate and investment manager. He has been co-Chairman of Wendel Luxembourg since March 1, 2019 and was appointed CEO in January 1, 2020. 

Before joining Wendel, Claude worked as an analyst at UBS Investment Bank from 2007 to 2009 where he notably participated in the financing of leveraged buyouts (LBO). Before, he had experience in financial auditing at Deloitte in Paris.

Claude is a graduate of HEC business school and holds a master’s degree in Modern Literature and a master’s degree in Econometrics.

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