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Strategy and Transformation Committee

The Strategy and Transformation Committee is made up of at least 3 members, including Chairman of the Board of Directors and the Chief Executive Officer, if he/she is a Director. The majority of its members are independent Directors.

 

The Committee meets at least three times a year, meetings being called by the Chairman, who may organize any additional meetings as circumstances require.

 

The assignments of the Strategy and Transformation Committee are:

 

  • to examine the investment strategy and ensure that planned acquisitions and disposals are consistent with the strategy;
  • to examine the annual investment budget;
  • to take into account the aspects relating to corporate social responsibility when reviewing strategic projects;
  • to implement and monitor any Group development plan that may be drawn up by the Board of Directors;
  • to review any agreements or transactions between the Company or one of its fully-owned subsidiaries and a related party, prior to their conclusion.

 

The Strategy and Transformation Committee is currently made up of 6 members, appointed for the duration of their term of office as director, 67% of whom are independent members.

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* Independent director

Eric Le Gentil

Chairman of the Board of Directors

Eric Le Gentil

Chairman of the Board of Directors

Éric 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. From 1986 to 1992, he held various positions within the French Finance Ministry including that of insurance advisor to Pierre Bérégovoy’s firm. From 1992 to 1999, he held various roles at Athéna Assurances and AGF Assurances. He joined Generali France in 1999 as Chief Executive Officer of Generali Assurances Vie & Iard. In December 2004, he was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Generali France Assurances. From July 17, 2013 until February 13, 2019, Mr. Eric Le Gentil was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Mercialys. Since February 13, 2019, he has been Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Company.

Elisabeth Cunin*

Chairwoman of the Strategy and Transformation Committee - Chairwoman of the Kiabi group

Elisabeth Cunin*

Chairwoman of the Strategy and Transformation Committee - Chairwoman of the Kiabi group

Elisabeth Cunin 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. In 2011, Ms Cunin became Chairman of Comptoir des Cotonniers and Princesse Tam Tam, brands owned by Japanese group Fast Retailing, which also owns Uniqlo. From October 2013 to September 2018 she pursued her career within the Camaïeu group as Chairwoman of the Management Board and then Chairwoman. In May 2019, Ms. Cunin was appointed Chairwoman of the Kiabi group.

Stéphanie Bensimon*

Member of the Management Board and Head of Real Estate of Ardian France

Stéphanie Bensimon*

Member of the Management Board and Head of Real Estate of Ardian France

Mrs Stéphanie Bensimon has a Master’s in Finance from Paris IX Dauphine University. Since 2016, she has been Managing Director Real Estate for Ardian France. She has nearly 20 years of experience in real estate investment, including five years with Invesco Real Estate, where she was in charge of investments for France, Belgium and Southern Europe from 2011, and previously with Carval Investors, a Cargill Group subsidiary, and GE Real Estate Group, where she was responsible for real estate investment in for Europe.

Dominique Dudan*

Independent Director

Dominique Dudan*

Independent Director

After scientific studies, Dominique Dudan joined the real estate industry. Admitted as a Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (MRICS), she has become a Fellow. Between 1996 and 2005, Dominique Dudan held the position of Head of Development with Accor Hotels & Resorts. She later joined HSBC Reim as Head of Operations and member of the Management Board, and then BNP Paribas Reim as Executive Vice-President and Head of Regulated Real Estate Funds. In 2009, Dominique Dudan created her own firm, Artio Conseil, while holding the position of Chief Executive Officer of Arcole Asset Management. In 2011, Dominique Dudan became Chairman of Union Investment Real Estate France, a position she held until July 2015. She has been a member of the Board of Directors of Gecina since 2015, and a member of the Supervisory Board of Swiss Life Reim (France) since 2017. Ms. Dominique Dudan is also a member of RICS France, the MEDEF Economic Commission for the Service Professions Group and the Île-de-France Real Estate Club. She has the title of Chevalier de l’Ordre National du Mérite.

Vincent Ravat

Chief Executive Officer of Mercialys

Vincent Ravat

Chief Executive Officer of Mercialys

Vincent Ravat joined Mercialys in January 2014 as Deputy Chief Executive Officer responsible for the lettings, operations and marketing & communication teams. Previously, he served from 2011 as Director of Operations France for Hammerson, a real estate investment, development and management group, listed on the London Stock Exchange, developing its activities in the United Kingdom and France. From 2000 to 2010, he held various positions in Asia, Switzerland, Spain and France, with the Ludendo and Distritoys groups, where he was a member of the Executive Committee. He is a graduate of ESC Rouen (now Neoma Business School) and member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (MRICS). He was Deputy Chief Executive Officer of Mercialys from August 2016 to February 2019, and he now serves as Chief Executive Officer.

Jean-Louis CONSTANZA*

Chief Business Officer of Wandercraft

Jean-Louis CONSTANZA*

Chief Business Officer of Wandercraft

Mr Jean-Louis Constanza has a DEA in Marketing and Strategy from Université Paris Dauphine-PSL and an MBA from INSEAD, and graduated from Ecole Nationale Supérieure et de l’Espace (ENSAE-SUPAERO) after studying at Stanford and UCLA. After starting out in the aerospace sector, and moving into consulting in the internet and telecoms sector with Arthur D. Little (1991-1998), he joined Tele2 in 1998 and developed Tele2 France then Tele2 Southern Europe. Tele2 became one of Europe’s leading alternative telecommunications operators with over 15 million customers. Building on this entrepreneurial success, Mr Jean-Louis Constanza was involved in setting up Envie de Fraises (2006), one of the first full web fashion brands, and in the same year he founded Ten (mobile internet), which was acquired by Orange. From 2007 to 2013, he was CEO of Orange Vallée, then became Chief Innovation Officer at Critéo. In 2012, he co-founded Wandercraft, a leader for robotic exoskeletons for people with disabilities, where he is Chief Business Officer in charge of products, marketing, clinical activities, investor relations and international development. He is also a member of the company’s Board of Directors, and was previously a director of Direct Energie, Ingenico and Visa Europe in London.