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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André François-Poncet
Group CEO

Vice-Chairman of Bureau Veritas’ Board of Directors

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David Darmon
Group Deputy CEO
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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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Josselin de Roquemaurel
Executive Vice-President
Managing Director

Chairman of Constantia Flexibles’ Supervisory Board and Board Member of Tarkett Participation

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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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André François-Poncet
Group CEO

Vice-Chairman of Bureau Veritas’ Board of Directors

André François-Poncet is the Wendel’s Group CEO since January 1st, 2018.

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.

Prior to joining Wendel, André was a Partner at CIAM. In 2000 he joined BC Partners (Paris and London) as a Managing Partner first, and then as Senior Advisor from December 2014 to December 2015. He started his career at Morgan Stanley, where he stayed for 16 years: first in New York, then in London and Paris where he was in charge of opening Morgan Stanley’s French office.

He has been a member of the Board of AXA since December 2016 and the Vice-Chairman of Bureau Veritas’ Board of Directors since 2018.

André graduated from École des Hautes Études Commerciales (HEC) and holds a Master in Business Administration (MBA) from the Harvard Business School.

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David Darmon
Group Deputy CEO

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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Josselin de Roquemaurel
Executive Vice-President
Managing Director

Chairman of Constantia Flexibles’ Supervisory Board and Board Member of Tarkett Participation

Josselin de Roquemaurel is Executive Vice-President and Managing Director of Wendel. He is also member of the Investment and Development Committee and the Management Committee of Wendel, Board Member of Constantia Flexibles and Tarkett Participation and observer of Tarkett’s Supervisory Board since July 2021.

Before joining Wendel in 2018, he was a member of Kohlberg Kravis Roberts (KKR) in London where he worked between 2005 and 2017, most recently as a Director responsible for private equity activities in France.

He started his career in 2001 at JPMorgan in London as an Analyst and then as an Associate in Corporate Finance.

He is a graduate of École Normale Supérieure (Fontenay/Saint-Cloud) and 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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