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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Nicolas ver Hulst

66 2018 Chairman of the Supervisory Board

Andre Francois-Poncet

60 2018 Chairman of the Executive Board

David Darmon

47 2019 Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Member of the Executive Board

Gervais Pellissier

61 2018 Vice Chairman of the Supervisory Board, Lead Independent Member of the Supervisory Board

Jerome Michiels

45 2019 Executive Vice-President, Managing Director, Chief Financial Officer, Director of Operational Resources

Claude De Raismes

2020 Chief Executive Officer of Winvest Conseil

Jean-Yves Hemery

2020 Chairman of Wendel Luxembourg, Co-head of Winvest Conseil

Josselin de Roquemaurel

44 2019 Executive Vice President, Managing Director, Co-head of investment activity in France, Belgium, and Switzerland

Felicie Thion de la Chaume

40 2019 Executive Vice President, Managing Director, CEO Wendel London

Caroline Bertin Delacour

General Secretary, Ethics Officer, Chief Group Compliance Officer, Secretary of the Supervisory Board

Stephanie Besnier

42 Managing Director, Co-head of investment activity in France, Belgium, and Switzerland

Bruno Fritsch

2018 Managing Director, Operating Partner

Stephane Heuze

43 Managing Director, CEO of Wendel Africa

Adam Reinmann

44 Managing Director, Chief Executive Officer Wendel North America

Alexina Portal

2020 Director of Human Resources

Olivier Allot

2013 Director of Financial Communication and Data Intelligence

Christine Anglade-Pirzadeh

2011 Director of Sustainable Development and Communications, Advisor to the Executive Board

Benoit Drillaud

2017 Deputy Chief Financial Officer

Claude Ehlinger

57 2018 Senior Advisor, Non-Executive Chairman of Stahl

Etienne Grobon

2018 Director of Internal Audit

Makoto Kawada

2018 Senior Advisor

Peter Meredith

Tax Director

Jerome Richard

2019 Operating Partner

Aziz Sedrati

2010 IT and General Resources Director

Michel Tournier

IT Strategy and Digital Transformation Director

Sebastien Willerval

Director of Legal Affairs

Franca Bertagnin Benetton

51 2018 Independent Member of the Supervisory Board

Nicholas Ferguson

71 2017 Independent Member of the Supervisory Board

Guylaine Saucier

73 2010 Independent Member of the Supervisory Board

Jacqueline Tammenoms Bakker

66 2015 Independent Member of the Supervisory Board

Benedicte Coste

62 2013 Member of the Supervisory Board

Edouard de l'Espee

70 2004 Member of the Supervisory Board

Priscilla de Moustier

68 2013 Member of the Supervisory Board

Francois de Wendel

71 2018 Member of the Supervisory Board

Humbert de Wendel

64 2011 Member of the Supervisory Board

Sophie Parise

42 2018 Member of the Supervisory Board - Employee Representative

Biographies

Name Description

Nicolas ver Hulst

Mr. Nicolas ver Hulst serves as Chairman of the Supervisory Board of the Company. He acted as its Member from May 18, 2017 till May 17, 2018. He is a graduate of Ecole Polytechnique (Engineering) and holds an MBA from INSEAD. He began his career at the French department of Telecommunications before joining BNP. From 1985 to 1995, he worked in various positions at CGIP, including as head of business development. From 1989 to 2017, he held management positions at Alpha Associés Conseil, initially as an Executive Board member, then as CEO, and from 2007 as Chairman. His term of office at Alpha Group ended on June 30, 2017. He currently serves as Director of Wendel-Participations SE, Director of Septagon Sicav and Manager of Milkyway Capital Soparfi, Northstar and Oriac SC. In the past he acted as Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Babilou Group, Chairman of the Strategy Committee of MK Direct 2 and Member of the Executive Board of Alpha Associes Conseil, among others.

Andre Francois-Poncet

Mr. Andre Francois-Poncet serves as Chairman of the Executive Board of the Company. He is Member of company's Investment, Management and Coordination Committees. He graduated from Ecole des Hautes Etudes Commerciales (HEC) and holds a Master in Business Administration (MBA) from the Harvard Business School. He began his career in 1984 at Morgan Stanley in New York and then worked in London and Paris, where he was in charge of opening Morgan Stanley's French office. After a 16-year career at Morgan Stanley, he joined BC Partners in 2000 (Paris and London) as Managing Partner, where he remained until December 2014, before becoming Senior Advisor until December 2015. He has been a member of the Board of AXA since December 2016. He is also Vice-Chairman of the Board of Directors of Bureau Veritas, Chairman of Trief Corporation SA and Director of Winvest Conseil SA. He serves as President of Harvard Business School’s France Club and member of the school’s European Advisory Board and Member of the Board of the Club des Trente.

David Darmon

Mr. David Darmon serves as Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Member of the Executive Board of the Company. He previously served as Managing Director, CEO of Wendel North America. He is Member of the Coordination and Investment Committees of the Company. He joined Wendel in 2005. He was previously a Director of Apax Partners, where he specialized for six years in LBO transactions, particularly in the TMT and retail sectors. He began his career in M&A at Goldman Sachs in London. He is a graduate of Essec Business School and holds an MBA from Insead. He has headed the New York office since January 1, 2013.

Gervais Pellissier

Mr. Gervais Pellissier serves as Vice Chairman of the Supervisory Board, Lead Independent Member of the Supervisory Board of the Company. He has been Vice Chairman of the Supervisory Board since May 17, 2018. He is also Member of the Company’s Audit Committee. He graduated from University of Berkeley and from HEC with a degrees in International Managemen. He holds a Law degree from Universite Paris XI and a degree from Universitaet Koeln. In 1994, he was appointed Chief Financial Officer of the Services and Systems Integration division, and then of the IT Outsourcing division. He became Director of Management Control at Bull and in 1998, its Chief Financial Officer. From April 1, 2004 to February 1, 2005, Mr. Pellissier was the Associate Manager guiding the Board of Directors and Associate Chief Executive Officer of Bull. He served as Vice-Chairman of Bull's Board of Directors from February 2005 to mid-2008. He joined the France Telecom Group on October 17, 2005 and was appointed CEO of France Telecom Operadores de Telecomunicaciones in November 2005. ln this role he merged France Telecom's landline and mobile activities in Spain into a single structure. From March 2009 to March 2010, he served as the Acting Deputy Chief Executive Officer in charge of Finance and Information Systems. In November 2011, Mr. Pellissier was appointed Associate Chief Executive Officer of France Telecom-Orange, which became Orange on July 1, 2013; Mr. Pellissier retained the full scope of his activities. On September 1, 2014, he was appointed Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Executive Director in charge of European operations (excluding France). In May 2018, Mr. Pellissier took over new responsibilities in the Orange Group Executive Committee as the Group’s Deputy CEO for Transformation, as well as Chairman of Orange Business Services. He holds two of France’s highest honors: Knight of the Legion of Honor and Officer of the National Order of Merit.

Jerome Michiels

Mr. Jerome Michiels serves as Executive Vice-President, Managing Director, Chief Financial Officer, Director of Operational Resources of the Company. He is also member of the Investment, Management and Coordination Committees at the Company. He joined Wendel at the end of 2006. From 2002 to 2006, he was a charge d’affaires with the investment fund BC Partners. Prior to that, he 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, transportation, telecommunications, and financial services. He is a graduate of HEC.

Claude De Raismes

Mr. Claude De Raismes serves as Chief Executive Officer of Winvest Conseil of the Company. Claude joined the Group’s investment team in 2009 as an analyst, became an Associate and then investment manager. He has been co-head of Winvest Conseil since March 1, 2019 and Chief Executive Officer since January 1, 2020. He is also secretary of the Investment & Development Committee. Previously, he had experience in financial auditing at Deloitte in Paris. He was then an analyst at UBS Investment Bank from 2007 to 2009 where he notably participated in the financing of leveraged buyouts (LBO). Claude is a graduate of HEC business school and holds a master’s degree in modern literature and a master’s degree in econometrics.

Jean-Yves Hemery

Mr. Jean-Yves Hemery serves as Chairman of Wendel Luxembourg, Co-head of Winvest Conseil of the Company. He is Member of the Company's Coordination Committee and Investment Committee. He graduated from the Ecole Nationale des Impots in 1983 and has a graduate degree in economics. After working for government tax authorities for seven years, he moved to Pechiney in 1990, then to the Wendel Group in 1993.

Josselin de Roquemaurel

Mr. Josselin de Roquemaurel serves as Executive Vice President, Managing Director, Co-head of investment activity in France, Belgium, and Switzerland of the Company. He is also Member of the Company's Investment and Cooridnation Committee. He joined Wendel in April 2018. From 2005 to 2017 he worked for Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. in London, most recently as Director in charge of Private Equity business in France. From 2001-05, he was employed with JPMorgan & Co. in London as an analyst and then as an associate. He is a graduate of the Ecole Normale Superieure de Fontenay/St Cloud and HEC.

Felicie Thion de la Chaume

Ms. Felicie Thion de la Chaume serves as Executive Vice President, Managing Director, CEO Wendel London of the Company. She is a graduate of ESCP Europe and started her career at Goldman Sachs on the firm's French M&A team between 2003 to 2006. In 2007, she then joined the Wendel Paris investment team as an Associate. Since then, she has been involved in many transactions including the sale of Deutsch, the IPO of Helikos (SPAC), the investment in Saham and the development of Stahl. She became a Director of Stahl in 2013.

Caroline Bertin Delacour

Ms. Caroline Bertin Delacour serves as General Secretary, Ethics Officer, Chief Group Compliance Officer, Secretary of the Supervisory Board of the Company. She also acts as Member of the Management and Coordination Committee at the Company. She joined the Company in 2009 after more than 20 years spent as a lawyer specialized in fiscal law and corporate law, working for Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton et August & Debouzy. She holds a Masters degree in Commercial Law from Universite Paris II Pantheon-Assas (1984), she holds also a DESS in Applied Taxation from Universite Paris V Rene Descartes (1985) and a LL.M. from New York University (1987).

Stephanie Besnier

Ms. Stephanie Besnier serves as Managing Director, Co-head of investment activity in France, Belgium, and Switzerland of the Company. She is Member of the Investment and Coordination Committees at the Company. She joined Wendel in 2007. She was previously ananalyst at BNP Paribas in London from 2001-02. From 2003 she worked in the Treasury department of the French Ministry of Finances, where she was in charge of Latin American countries. She then worked for the agency that manages the French State’s equity holdings. She is a graduate of Ecole polytechnique, and holds a degree in Engineering from Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussees.

Bruno Fritsch

M. Bruno Fritsch serves as Managing Director, Operating Partner of the Company. He was previously appointed as Managing Director, CEO of Wendel Singapore. He is Member of the Company's Coordination Committee. He is a graduate of ESSEC Business School and has an MBA from the Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam. After starting his career at L’Oreal, Mr. Fritsch was a consultant at Bain & Co. from 1998 to 2004. There he was in charge of due diligence for investment funds based in Paris, London and Brussels and strategy assignments in the Technology, Media and Telecoms industries. He was then involved in business development for three years as Vice President of Asian Business Bridge, a business development accelerator for Asian SMEs. In particular he created Modelabs in Hong Kong and Hi-Media China in Shanghai. Mr. Fritsch joined Wendel SA in 2007.

Stephane Heuze

Mr. Stephane Heuze serves as Managing Director, CEO of Wendel Africa of the Company. He is also Member of Investment and Coordination Committees in the Company. He joined the Wendel Group in September 2014. He began his career with BCG (The Boston Consulting Group) in Paris. He then spent two years at Goldman Sachs in London, as part of the team managing private equity, mezzanine and secondary debt. In 2009, he returned to BCG to help develop its presence in Africa and open its office in Casablanca. He graduated from Ecole des mines de Paris and holds an MBA from Harvard Business School.

Adam Reinmann

Mr. Adam Reinmann serves as Managing Director, Chief Executive Officer Wendel North America of the Company. He is Member of Investment and Coordination Committees at the Company. He joined Wendel in 2013. With an MBA from Columbia Business School and a BS from Binghamton University, he began his career in the JPMorgan Group. Before joining Wendel, he worked for Onex, a leading Canadian investment company. At Onex, he participated in the acquisitions of The Warranty Group, Skilled Healthcare, Cypress Insurance Group, RSI Home Products and JELD-WEN Holding, Inc. During 2009, Adam served as a member of the executive management team of an Onex operating company (Celestica), where he was involved in business development and operational improvement.

Alexina Portal

Ms. Alexina Portal serves as Director of Human Resources of the Company. She is part of Wendel’s plan to transform the HR function, and she will report to Wendel’s Executive Board. A graduate of INSEAD (IEP) and with a doctorate in organizational behavior, Alexina will focus her skills on turning the HR function into a competitive strength. Her role will include both redefining HR procedures and implementing specific projects in recruiting, training, diversity, employer branding as well as quality of life at work and organizational culture.

Olivier Allot

Mr. Olivier Allot serves as Director of Financial Communication and Data Intelligence of the Company. He is also Member of the Coordination Committee of the Company. Before that, he was Investor Relations Officer at the Company. He started his carrier in 1996 at the Paris stock exchange (Eurronext and NYSE Euronext) as spokesperson for 4 years, and became Investor Relations Officer until 2007, where he actively contributed to the merger of Paris, Amsterdam, Brussels and Lisbon Exchanges as well as to the merger of the NYSE and Euronext. He joined Wendel’s investor relations team in 2007. He is graduated from La Sorbonne University, 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.

Christine Anglade-Pirzadeh

Ms. Christine Anglade-Pirzadeh serves as Director of Sustainable Development and Communications, Advisor to the Executive Board of the Company. She is also Member of the Coordination Committee and Management Committee of the Company. She previously served as the Director of Communications of the French Financial Markets Authority, which she joined in 2000. From 1998 to 2000, she was a Representative with the media services department of the French Prime Minister’s office. She started her career within the editing team of Correpondance de la Presse. She holds a degree in International and European Law from Universite Paris I Pantheon Sorbonne and a Postgraduate degree (DEA) in Communication Law from Universite Paris II Pantheon-Assas.

Benoit Drillaud

Mr. Benoit Drillaud serves as Deputy Chief Financial Officer of the Company. He was Chief Financial Officer of the Company until 2017. He is also Member of the Company;s Coordination Committee. He joined the Wendel Finance department in September 2004 after five years at PricewaterhouseCoopers as an auditor. He holds a Master’s in Finance from ESCP and a Master’s degree (DEA) in economics from Universite Paris 1 Pantheon-Sorbonne.

Claude Ehlinger

Mr. Claude Pierre Ehlinger serves as Senior Advisor, Non-Executive Chairman of Stahl of the Company. He was previously Managing Director, CEO of Oranje-Nassau Groep as of 2016. He is Member of the Company's Coordination Committee. He was previously deputy CEO of Louis Dreyfus Company, which he joined in July 2007 as Chief Financial Officer for the Group. He is a graduate of Ecole des Hautes Etudes Commerciales.

Etienne Grobon

Mr. Etienne Grobon serves as Director of Internal Audit of the Company. Before joining Wendel, Étienne spent eight years as Senior Director (Audit and Insurance) at Dassault Systèmes in Paris. He led the Group team in all relevant areas (audit & internal audit). He was also responsible for the global insurance program. He previously spent over fifteen years working in the audit and risk management sectors. First, at the Bouygues Group, then at Andersen (formerly, Arthur Andersen), leading the Sarbanes-Oxley compliance projects. Finally, he was a member of the team which founded the Protiviti firm in France where he was Director responsible for Internal Audit and Risk Management. Etienne is a graduate of HEC Paris.

Makoto Kawada

Mr. Makoto Kawada serves as Senior Advisor of the Company. He was previously appointed as Managing Director, CEO of Wendel Japan. He is Member of the Coordination Committee at the Company. He was previously the President and CEO of Basic Capital Management (Mizuho Financial Group’s fund management company). He had begun his career at Fuji Bank, initially in cross border M&A in Tokyo and subsequently in project finance in Tokyo and in London. Mr. Kawada also held positions at the International Finance Corporation, the private sector arm of the World Bank Group in Washington DC, where he worked initially in Syndications and subsequently as Investment Officer in the Oil, Gas & Mining department. He returned eventually to Mizuho Securities in Tokyo, where he had been involved in turnaround and private equity fund businesses. Mr. Kawada graduated in Economics from Waseda University and obtained an MBA from the Wharton School, as well as an MA from the School of Arts & Sciences of the University of Pennsylvania in 1989.

Peter Meredith

Mr. Peter Meredith serves as Tax Director of the Company. He has previously held the position of Tax Director of the Bouygues Construction Group (2005-13), of CapGemini (2000-05), and of the GTM Group (1989-2000). Throughout his career, Peter Meredith has been in charge of tax issues related to both French and international contexts. He holds a Master’s degree (DEA) in comparative law.

Jerome Richard

Mr. Jerome Richard serves as Operating Partner of the Company. He joined Wendel in 2019. He began his career at the Boston Consulting Group in Paris and New York, where he spent eight years leading on operational transformation and turnaround projects, mainly in the healthcare and industrial sectors. He then joined Schneider Electric in 2010 as Vice-President of Group Purchasing before becoming Vice-President of Sales and Business Development in 2014. In 2016, Jérôme was appointed CEO of John Paul (a concierge service and customer relations service operator subsequently sold to the Accor Group) to accelerate its overseas expansion, restructure its call centers and develop its digital platform. He is a graduate of Centrale Supélec.

Aziz Sedrati

Mr. Aziz Sedrati serves as IT and General Resources Director of the Company. He is also Member of the Coordination Committee at the Company. He joined the Group in 1994 as IT Manager and Senior Accountant of Marine-Wendel, before becoming Registered Securities Manager at WENDEL Investissement. He is also Secretary of the Company’s Works Council. He holds a university and technical degree in computer science, a Master’s in applied computer science in the corporate environment, and a diploma in accounting and financial studies (DECF).

Michel Tournier

Mr. Michel Tournier serves as IT Strategy and Digital Transformation Director of the Company. Prior to joining Wendel, Michel was Director of IT Systems - Technology Core Solution Group | EMEA/APAC at Ingram Micro Commerce & Lifecycle Services. Michel has over 23 years’ experience managing IT systems in several industry sectors: at Cofidis in 1996, he took part in the creation of subsidiaries in Portugal and Argentina for 5 years, before spending 3 years with Louis Vuitton in Latin America in the role of Regional CIO, followed by several roles with the Shiseido Group. In late 2012, he joined Anovo as Group CIO, where he spent three years.

Sebastien Willerval

Mr. Sebastien Willerval serves as Director of Legal Affairs of the Company. He is Member of the Company's Coordination at the Company. He began his career in BNP’s Tax and Legal department in 1998, before moving to Ernst & Young Corporate Finance at the end of 1999. He holds a postgraduate degree (DESS) in Business Law and Taxation from Universite Paris I Pantheon-Sorbonne and a Master’s degree in private law with a specialization in corporate law and taxation from the Universite Paris II Pantheon-Assas. He joined Wendel in 2002 and was made Director of Legal Affairs in January 2015.

Franca Bertagnin Benetton

Ms. Franca Bertagnin Benetton serves as Independent Member of the Supervisory Board of the Company. She is Member of teh Audit Committee as of July 5, 2018. She is graduate of Boston University and holds an MBA from Harvard University (1996). She is a director of Edizione Holding, the investment holding company of the Benetton family. She started her career at Colgate Palmolive in New York (USA) as Product Manager in Global Business Development, and then held the same position in Hamburg (Germany). She later worked for the strategy consulting firm Bain & Co in Italy until joining the Benetton Group in 1997. Since 2003, she is CEO of her Family Office Evoluzione SpA, managing diversified investments in private and public equity. In June 2005 she became Director of Edizione Holding. She is a director of Benetton Group (since 2013) and of Autogrill (since 2017). She currently serves on the European Advisory Board of the Harvard Business School and the international Advisory Board of Boston University.

Nicholas Ferguson

Mr. Nicholas E.H. Ferguson CBE serves as Independent Member of the Supervisory Board of the Company. He is Member of the Company's Governance Committee. Mr. Nicholas Ferguson holds an economics degree from the University of Edinburgh and an MBA from Harvard Business School. He is the Chairman of Savills plc., Africa Logistics Properties, and the Argyll & Bute Economic Forum. He is also a Director of Maris Capital. From 1983 to 2001, he was Chairman of Permira (formerly Schroder Ventures); from 2001 to 2012 he was Chairman and CEO of SVG Capital; and from 2012 to 2015 he was Chairman of Sky plc.Mr. Ferguson is also a founder of Kilfinan Group, a non-profit organization made up of senior business people who provide mentoring to chief executives of UK charities. He is highly active in philanthropy and was awarded the 2013 Beacon Award for Place-Based Philanthropy. For ten years he was Chairman of the Courtauld Institute of Art and of the Institute for Philanthropy. He is currently also Chairman of Savills plc as well as Chairman of various non-profit organizations, such as Argyll & Bute Economic Forum, among others.

Guylaine Saucier

Ms. Guylaine Saucier CPA serves as Independent Member of the Supervisory Board of the Company. She is also Chairman of the Company's Audit Committee and Member of the Governance Committee. A graduate, with a BA degree, from the College Marguerite-Bourgeois and with a Bachelors degree in business from the Ecole des Hautes Etudes Commerciales de Montreal, she is also Fellow of the Order of Certified Public Accountants of Quebec. She was Chairman and CEO of Gerard Saucier Ltee from 1975 to 1989. She is also an institute-certified Director of the Institute of Corporate Directors. She was Chairman of the Joint Committee of Corporate Governance (ICCA, CDNX, TSX) (2000-2001), Chairman of the Board of Directors of CBC/Radio-Canada (1995 to 2000), Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants (1999 to 2000), Member of the Board of Directors of the Bank of Canada (1987 to 1991), member of the Commission of Inquiry on Unemployment Insurance (1986) and Member of the Ministerial Task Force on Social Security Reform (1994). She was President of the Quebec Chamber of Commerce. She has played a role in the community as a Board member of various institutions, including the University of Montreal, the Montreal Symphony Orchestra and the Hotel-Dieu de Montreal. On May 18, 2004, she was named a Fellow of the Institute of Corporate Directors, and on February 4, 2005, received the Mc Gill University Management Achievement Award. On September 23, 2010, she was made Honorary Corporate Director by the College des Administrateurs de Societes. She received an honorary PhD degree from the Universite Laval in 2017.

Jacqueline Tammenoms Bakker

Mrs. Jacqueline A. Tammenoms Bakker serves as Independent Member of the Supervisory Board of the Company. As of May 17, 2018 she is Chairwoman of the Company's Governance Committee and Member of the Audit Committee. She holds holds a BA in History and French from Oxford University and an MA in International Relations from the Johns Hopkins School for Advanced International Studies in Washington D.C. She worked for Shell from 1977 to 1988, McKinsey from 1989 to 1995, and Quest International (Unilever) from 1995 to 1998. She moved to the public sector in the Netherlands in 1999, serving as Director of Gigaport from 1999 to 2001, and as Director General at the Ministry of Transport from 2001 to 2007, responsible for civil aviation and freight transport. From 2006 to 2007 she was Chairman of the High Level Group for the future of aviation regulation in Europe, reporting to the EU Commissioner for Transport. She was awarded Knight of the Legion of Honor in 2006 in recognition of her contribution to the co-operation between France and the Netherlands. She is currently also Member of the Supervisory Board at Unibail Rodamco, CNH Industrial and Tom Tom, among others.

Benedicte Coste

Ms. Benedicte Coste serves as Member of the Supervisory Board of the Company. She is Member of the Company's Audit Committee. She began her career in the finance division of Elf Aquitaine where she managed a portfolio in the Markets & Portfolio department from 1980 to 1984. In 1986, she started a portfolio management business first as an independent, before setting up "Financiere Lamartine", a portfolio management company specialized in discretionary asset management. Ms. Coste is a member of the "Bank and asset management group" at the HEC Association. She was President of AFER, the French savings and retirement association, from April 2004 to November 2007. She is Chairwoman and CEO of Financiere Lamartine. She holds a degree in Law from HEC.

Edouard de l'Espee

M. Edouard de l'Espee serves as Member of the Supervisory Board of the Company. He is Member of the Company's Governance Committee. He graduated from ESCP. He began his career as a financial analyst and portfolio manager in Geneva, London and Paris. In 1988 he was appointed manager of Praetor Global Bond, an international bond fund, and he established Concorde Bank Ltd (Barbados) the same year. An independent manager in Geneva since 1999, he created Calypso Asset Management in 1999. He has been an Executive Director Compagnie Financiere Aval since its merger with CFA in 2008. He has been a member of the Swiss Financial Analysts Association since 1984.

Priscilla de Moustier

Ms. Priscilla de Moustier serves as Member of the Supervisory Board of the Company. She is Member of the Governance Committee of the Company. Ms. de Moustier is a graduate of the Institut d'Etudes Politiques in Paris and holds a MBA from Insead and a degree in Mathematics and Economics. After negotiating the sale of turnkey manufacturing facilities for Creusot-Loire Entreprises and working as a consultant at McKinsey, Ms. de Moustier joined Berger-Levrault, where she was responsible for new project development in the Metz technology park. Since 1997, she has supervised Wendel chair and subsequently the Wendel Center at Insead. She also represents Wendel-Participations in the Family Business Network. She is Chairwoman of Wendel-Participations SE, Chairwoman of the Supervisory Board of Oxus Holding and Vice-President of the French chapter of the Family Business Network, among others.

Francois de Wendel

Mr. Francois de Wendel serves as Member of the Supervisory Board of the Company. He served as Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Wendel SE from March 27, 2013 till May 17, 2018. He was its Vice Chairman from 2011 till March 27, 2013. He graduated from Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris, and holds a Masters degree from Universite de Paris and MBA from Harvard University. He began his career with a number of senior management roles at Carnaud and CarnaudMetalbox. In 1992, he joined the Pechiney Group where he was CEO of Aluminium de Grece. From 1998 to 2005, he held executive management roles at Crown Cork, firstly as Senior Vice-President in charge of procurement for Europe, then as Executive Vice-President in charge of the “Food Europe Africa & Middle East” division. He is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Wendel-Participations, Director of Burelle SA and Member of the Supervisory Board of Massilly Holding.

Humbert de Wendel

Mr. Humbert de Wendel serves as Member of the Supervisory Board of the Company. He is a Member of the Audit Committee at the Company. He has spent his entire career with the Total Group, which he joined in 1982, mainly holding positions in Finance, first heading trading floor operations and then financial operations, successively, for each of the Group’s divisions. He also spent several years in London heading the finance division of one of Total’s joint ventures. He was Director of Acquisitions and Divestments and the head of the Group’s Corporate Business Development until 2011. He served as Chairman and CEO and Director of SofaxBanque, Total Capital and Total Capital International, among others. He graduated from the Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris and ESSEC Business School.

Sophie Parise

Ms. Sophie Parise serves as Member of the Supervisory Board - Employee Representative of the Company. She is Member of company's Governance Committee. She holds post graduate degrees in corporate and tax law from the Universite de Cergy Pontoise and the Universite de 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.