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Board of Directors

Mercialys, a French-law public limited company (société anonyme), has opted for the governance structure with a Board of Directors.

 

In accordance with the Board of Directors’ rules of procedure, each Director must hold a number of shares in the Company that corresponds to at least the equivalent of one year’s Directors’ fees. In accordance with the Company’s bylaws and the AFEP and MEDEF Code, the Board of Directors is now partly renewed each year.

As part of the duties assigned to it, the Appointments and Remuneration Committee conducted its annual review of the operations and composition of the Board of Directors in the light of governance regulations, paying particular attention to the representation of independent members and women on the Board, as well as the experience, complementary backgrounds and skills of Board members.

Within this framework, the committee has reviewed the situation of each Director in the light of any connections with Group companies that may compromise his or her judgment or engender a conflict of interest.

 

The Board of Directors comprises of 12 directors, 7 of whom are indepedent directors (58%) and 5 of whom are women (42%).

 

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* Independent director

Eric LE GENTIL

Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer of Mercialys

Eric LE GENTIL

Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer of Mercialys

Eric Le Gentil is a graduate of the École Polytechnique, the Institut d’Études Politiques de Paris, and the Institut des Actuaires Français. He began his career in 1985 in insurance auditing, and from 1986 to 1992 held various positions within the French Finance Ministry, including that of insurance advisor to the cabinet of Pierre Beregovoy. Between 1992 and 1999 he held various roles at Athéna Assurances and AGF Assurances. Mr Le Gentil joined Generali France in 1999 as Chief Executive Officer of Generali Assurances Vie & Iard. He was then Chief Executive Officer of Generali France Assurances from December 2004 to July 2013, when he was appointed Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Mercialys.

Michel Savart

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Foncière Euris

Michel Savart

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Foncière Euris

Michel Savart is a graduate of the École Polytechnique and the École Nationale Supérieure des Mines de Paris. He started his career with Havas in 1986, then moved to Banque Louis Dreyfus in 1987, where he led various projects. Between 1988 and 1994 he managed projects for Banque Arjil (Lagardère Group) and advised the bank’s management board. From 1995 to 1999 he served as Managing Director of Mergers & Acquisitions at Dresdner Kleinwort Benson (DKB). In October 1999, Mr Savart joined Euris-Rallye as Head of Private Equity Investments and Advisor to the Chairman.

Bernard Bouloc*

Associate professor of private law

Bernard Bouloc*

Associate professor of private law

Bernard Bouloc has been a professor of law since 1969 and taught at Panthéon-Sorbonne University (Paris I) from 1981 to 2004. He has written several books on French law, including Les Précis Dalloz de Droit Pénal et de Procédure Pénale and Le Guide Pénal du Chef d’Entreprise, and is an editor and contributor to several legal journals such as La Revue des Sociétés, RTDCom, Lamy Concurrence, and La Revue de Sciences Criminelles. He was a member of the French Review Committee on criminal law and criminal procedure (Comité Léger), whose report was submitted to the French President in September 2009. He participated in the work of the French Council of State on the European Public Prosecutor from January to June 2011. He published the 24rd edition of the Précis Dalloz guide to general criminal law in June 2015 and the 25th edition of the guide to criminal proceedings in December 2015. He annotates corporate criminal law rulings at La Revue des Sociétés, and presented a conference on “the decriminalization of financial offenses” on December 8, 2014 to the Commercial Court of Paris, as well as a conference on money laundering on November 19, 2015 in Luxembourg.

Jacques Dumas

Chief Operating Officer of Euris

Jacques Dumas

Chief Operating Officer of Euris

Jacques Dumas has a Master’s Degree in Law from the Lyon Institute of Political Science. He started his career in 1978 with CFAO (Compagnie Française de l’Afrique Occidentale), first as Corporate Counsel then as Administrative Director until 1986. In 1987 he joined Rallye as Deputy Corporate Secretary, then became Head of Legal Affairs of Groupe Euris in 1994. He is currently Chief Operating Officer of Euris and Advisor to the Chairman of Casino Guichard-Perrachon.

Antoine Giscard d'Estaing

Casino Group Chief Financial Officer, representative of Casino, Guichard-Perrachon

Antoine Giscard d'Estaing

Casino Group Chief Financial Officer, representative of Casino, Guichard-Perrachon

Antoine Giscard d’Estaing is a graduate of the HEC School of Management and the École Nationale d’Administration. After serving four years in the Auditing Department of the French Treasury, he joined Suez-Lyonnaise des Eaux is 1990 and eventually became the company’s Chief Financial Officer. He then joined Schneider Electric in 2000 as Executive Vice-President of Finance, Auditing and Legal Affairs, before moving to Danone in 2005 as Executive Vice-President of Finance, Strategy and Information Systems. He was appointed Danone’s Corporate Secretary in 2007. Since 2008, he has been a partner with Bain & Company Paris. He joined Casino Group in April 2009 as Chief Financial Officer and member of the Executive Committee.

Ingrid Nappi-Choulet*

Independent Director

Ingrid Nappi-Choulet*

Independent Director

With a PhD in economic science from Université Paris XII and degrees from Université Paris Dauphine (HDR in management science) and the Institut d’Études Politiques in Paris (HDR in Urban Planning and Development), Ingrid Nappi-Choulet has been a Professor at ESSEC (since 1994). She is also in charge of the Real Estate Economics course at the ENPC. She began her career teaching economics at the École Centrale de Lille (1989-1994). She has written several books: Les bureaux, analyse d’une crise (Analysis of the office space crisis, ADEF, 1997), Management et Marketing de l’Immobilier (Real estate management and marketing, Dunod, 1999), Les mutations de l’immobilier: de la Finance au Développement durable (Transformation of the real estate market: from finance to sustainable development, Autremont, 2009), and Immobilier d’entreprise: analyse économique des marchés (Business real estate: an economic analysis of the markets, Economica, 2010, 2013). She has also written articles and columns for various academic and business reviews covering the property market. She was given a mandate under the 2013–2014 French sustainable building plans to co-lead a working party on energy refurbishment and the construction sector. She is a member of several scientific committees. Ingrid Nappi-Choulet is a Fellow of the RICS (Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors) and is also the founder and manager of the OMI (Real Estate Management Observatory).

Anne-Marie de Chalambert*

Independent Director

Anne-Marie de Chalambert*

Independent Director

Anne-Marie de Chalambert began her career in 1962 as press secretary at Pathé-Marconi. In 1969, she moved into property development within the Valois region as commercial director. In 1980, she founded VLGI (Vente Location Gestion Immobilière), a subsidiary of Banque Lazard, where she was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. In 1996, she joined Generali as Real Estate Director. She then became Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Generali Immobilier, where she transformed Generali France’s primarily residential portfolio into a portfolio consisting of primarily office properties, mostly in Paris and the Paris region. She was appointed Chairman of Generali Real Estate Europe in 2004, where she unites the group’s various European real estate teams and invests in communal projects. In 2009, she took up the role of Chairman of the European Real Estate Committee at Generali Immobiliare. Since 2010, she has acted as a consultant to Institut Pasteur in its real estate strategy.

Yves Desjacques

Executive Vice President of Human Resources, Casino Group, representative of La Société Forézienne de Participations

Yves Desjacques

Executive Vice President of Human Resources, Casino Group, representative of La Société Forézienne de Participations

Yves Desjacques has a Master’s Degree in International Human Resources Management from the University of Paris II (1992). He began his career in June 1992 as a Human Resources Officer with Commercial Union Assurances, then joined Generali Assurances in 1994 where he served as Human Resources Manager for France Assurances (1994-1997), Vice-President of Human Resources for Generali (1997-2001), and Vice-President of Human Resources for Shared Corporate Functions (1998-2001). In 2001, he was appointed Vice-President of Human Resources and member of the Executive Committee of Védior France. He was appointed Executive Vice-President of Human Resources of Casino Group in 2007. Since 2007, he has been Chairman of the French Equal Opportunity in Education Association.

Elisabeth Cunin-Dieterle*

Chairman of the Management Board of the Camaïeu Group

Elisabeth Cunin-Dieterle*

Chairman of the Management Board of the Camaïeu Group

Elisabeth Cunin-Dieterle holds degrees from the École Polytechnique, ENSAE and Sciences Po Paris. She began her career at consulting firm McKinsey, before moving into the retail sector, firstly with Dia and then with Etam. She became Chief Executive Officer of André in 2001 and then of Etam Lingerie in 2005. Since 2011, Ms Cunin-Dieterle has been Chairman of Comptoir des Cotonniers and Princesse Tam Tam, brands owned by Japanese group Fast Retailing, which also owns Uniqlo. Since october 2013, she was appointed Chairman of the Management Board at Camaïeu.

Marie-Christine Levet*

Partner at Jaina Capital

Marie-Christine Levet*

Partner at Jaina Capital

Marie-Christine Levet holds a degree from the École des Hautes Études Commerciales and an MBA from INSEAD. She began her career at Accenture before joining Disney and then Pepsico in marketing and strategy roles. She then obtained solid experience in the internet and telecoms sectors. In 1997, she founded Lycos France and moved it up the ranks to become France’s No. 2 internet portal in 2000. She was Chairman of Club-Internet from 2001 to July 2007. From 2004 to 2005, she was also Chairman of the AFA (Association of French ISPs), representing the interests of all players in the market to the public authorities. From 2008 to 2010, she was Head of hi-tech IT group Tests as well as internet activities at NextRadioTV. From 2010 to 2013, she was a partner in investment fund Jaïna Capital, specializing in the financing of new innovative businesses. Today, Marie-Christine Levet is a partner in LER, a company that provides support for the development of digital businesses.

Bruno Servant*

Investment Director at Generali France, representative of Generali Vie

Bruno Servant*

Investment Director at Generali France, representative of Generali Vie

As a graduate of ESSEC and the Institut d’Études Politiques de Paris, Public Service section, and the Institut des Actuaires, Bruno Servant began his career at Crédit Lyonnais in August 1985. In January 1986 he became portfolio manager at Citibank, and in May 1988 he joined Banque Shearson Lehman Hutton. He moved to Deutsche Bank in May 1990, where he was head of the Institutional Investment Management department and Chairman of the Management Board of Deutsche Asset Management S.A. In September 2003, he became Chief Operating Officer of UBS Global Asset Management France SA. He then joined the Generali Group in September 2007 as Chief Operating Officer and Corporate Secretary of Generali Investments France. Since March 2012, he has been Investment Director at Generali Vie.

Victoire Boissier*

Chief Operating Officer Group finance – Les petits chaperons rouges

Victoire Boissier*

Chief Operating Officer Group finance – Les petits chaperons rouges

With degrees from EM Lyon (major in Finance) and the INSEAD International Executive Program, Victoire Boissier began her career in 1990 in the banking sector (Barclays), then in 1992 she joined La Générale de Restauration as Management Controller. Between 1995 and 2008 she held a series of positions within Yum France: Planning Analyst, Head of Strategic Planning, Financial Controller and Manager, Chief Financial Officer, member of the Management Committee and person in charge of management control, internal auditing, IT, accounting, finances and property. From 2009 to 2017, Victoire Boissier was Chief Financial Officer of Louvre Hôtels Group, and a member of its Executive Committee. In May 2017, Victoire Boissier was appointed Chief Operating Officer Group finance for the Company Les petits chaperons rouges. In 2011 she was approached by one of the founders of the Gascogne Group, and was a member of its Board of Directors, Strategic Committee and Accounts Committee until 2014.