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Sopra Steria Group SA (SOPR.PA)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Pierre Pasquier

82 2012 Chairman of the Board

Vincent Paris

2015 Chief Executive Officer

Laurent Giovachini

2015 Deputy Chief Executive Officer

John Torrie

Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Chief Executive Officer of Sopra Steria UK

Eric Hayat

77 2014 Vice Chairman of the Board

Astrid Anciaux

53 2014 Director

Kathleen Clark Bracco

50 2014 Director, Permanent Representative of Sopra GMT

Eric Pasquier

47 2014 Director

Solfrid Skilbrigt

59 2015 Director

Michael Gollner

59 2018 Independent Director

Javier Monzon

62 2018 Independent Director

Jean-Luc Placet

66 2012 Independent Director

Sylvie Remond

54 2015 Independent Director

Marie-Helene Rigal-Drogerys

48 2014 Independent Director

Jean-Francois Sammarcelli

67 2010 Independent Director

Jessica Scale

55 2016 Independent Director

Olivier Psaume

2017 Investor Relations Contact Officer

Biographies

Name Description

Pierre Pasquier

Mr. Pierre Pasquier has been Chairman of the Board of Directors of SOPRA STERIA GROUP S.A. since August 20, 2012. He is also Member of the Nomination, Ethics and Governance Committee at the Company. Prior to this, he served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Sopra Group SA from May 30, 2006. He had already held the post of Chief Executive Officer of the Company from 2001 until June 30, 2003 and was also Chairman until 2001, as well as Chairman of the Management Board of the Company from June 30, 2003 until May 30, 2006. He has been Chairman of the Board of the Company since 1968. Mr. Pasquier holds several other mandates, including Chairman of the Board of Directors of Axway Software, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Sopra GMT, among others. He is a graduate of the University of Rennes (mathematics, 1962). Pierre Pasquier has over 50 years’ experience in IT services and corporate management.

Vincent Paris

Mr. Vincent Paris has been Chief Executive Officer at SOPRA STERIA GROUP S.A. since March 17, 2015. He joined Sopra Group on July 27, 1987 after graduating from the Ecole Polytechnique, and has spent nearly his entire career with the group. He held several different leadership positions, notably Director of French operations and Deputy Chief Executive Officer of Sopra. A Member of the Executive Committee since 2011, he was most recently Deputy Chief Executive Officer of Sopra Steria since September 3, 2014.

Laurent Giovachini

John Torrie

Mr. John Torrie has been Deputy Chief Executive Officer at SOPRA STERIA GROUP S.A. since March 17, 2015. He is also Chief Executive Officer of Sopra Steria UK. He joined Steria in 2002 as Managing Director of the United Kingdom operations and became a Member of the Executive Committee in 2007. He has been a recognized professional in the information technology industry for over 40 years, and before joining Steria he held various positions of responsibility, in particular as Global Services Managing Director at SchlumbergerSema.

Eric Hayat

Mr. Eric Hayat has been Vice Chairman of the Board at SOPRA STERIA GROUP S.A. since September 3, 2014. He is Member of the Compensation Committee and Member of the Nomination, Ethics and Governance Committee at the Company. He is President of Eric Hayat Conseil, Chairman of the public interest group Modernisation des Declarations Sociales (MDS GIP). He was co-founder and then Deputy CEO of Steria SA. Mr. Hayat holds an engineering degree from the Ecole Nationale Superieure de l’Aeronautique. He was previously Chairman of Syntec Informatique (1991-1997), and of Federation Syntec (1997-2003), and then a member of the Executive Board of the French employers’ union MEDEF (1997-2005).

Astrid Anciaux

Ms. Astrid Anciaux has been Director at SOPRA STERIA GROUP S.A. since September 3, 2014. She is Chief Finance Officer of Sopra Steria Benelux, Director or company officer of subsidiaries (direct and indirect) of Sopra Steria Group, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of the Steriactions company mutual fund (FCPE) and Director of Soderi. After studying at EPHEC (Ecole des Hautes Etudes Commerciales) in Brussels, she gained professional experience at an accounting firm before joining the finance department at Steriabel, Steria’s first Belgian subsidiary, in 1987.

Kathleen Clark Bracco

Ms. Kathleen Clark Bracco has been Director, Permanent Representative of Sopra GMT at SOPRA STERIA GROUP S.A. since June 27, 2014. Prior to that, she served as Director and Director of Financial Communications at the Company from June 19, 2012. She is a Member of the Company's Compensation Committee and Chairman of the Nomination, Ethics and Governance Committee. She is Director of Corporate Development of Sopra Steria Group, Vice-Chairman of the Board of Directors of Axway Software, Director with responsibility for Sopra GMT and Director or permanent representative of Sopra GMT at Sopra Steria Group subsidiaries. A graduate of the University of California, Irvine (literature, 1994) and the University of California, San Jose (English, 1989), Kathleen Clark Bracco began her career in teaching in the United States. She headed up Group Investor Relations for over 12 years.

Eric Pasquier

Mr. Eric Pierre Pasquier has been Director at SOPRA STERIA GROUP S.A. since June 27, 2014. He is Chief Executive Officer of Sopra Banking Software, Managing Director and Member of the Board of Directors of Sopra GMT and Director or company officer of subsidiaries (direct and indirect) of Sopra Steria Group. After completing his engineering studies at EPITA, he joined Sopra Steria Group in 1999, handling the operational management of major IT projects. In 2004, he became head of the Group’s operations in Spain to define its delivery model there, which would later be rolled out across the entire Group. Eric Pasquier was then appointed Managing Director of the Spanish subsidiaries, where he oversaw their growth and profitability in a difficult economic context. In 2014, he became Deputy Chief Executive Officer of Sopra Banking Software, and then its CEO in 2016. Since 2014, Eric Pasquier has supported major banking clients in Europe, the Middle East and Africa through their digital transformation, while overseeing the rollout of Sopra Banking Software’s project.

Solfrid Skilbrigt

Ms. Solfrid Skilbrigt has been Director at SOPRA STERIA GROUP S.A. since April 21, 2015. She is Director of HR & Strategy at Sopra Steria Group Scandinavia, Director of Soderi and Director of the French-Norwegian Chamber of Commerce. She currently oversees Sopra Steria’s Human Resources, Strategy, Marketing and Communications department in Scandinavia. She has a Master’s of Management from the Norwegian Business School specializing in knowledge management, change management, information management and business intelligence. She has been with Steria Group since 2001, holding a variety of positions in human resources in Scandinavia, as well as at the same time taking charge of social and environmental responsibility at Group level, until the tie-up with Sopra in 2015. From 1986 to 2001, she worked for the Bull group in Norway as Business Director, head of the infrastructure unit and Human Resources Director.

Michael Gollner

Mr. Michael S. Gollner has been Independent Director of SOPRA STERIA GROUP S.A. since June 12, 2018. He is Director of Axway Software, Executive Chairman of Madison Sports Group, Managing Partner of Operating Capital Partners and Director of Get Healthy Inc., The Idea Village. Michael Gollner has been a member of the Board of Directors of Axway Software since 24 May 2012. Since 2013, he has been Executive Chairman of Madison Sports Group, promoter of the Six Day Series professional cycling events. He is also Managing Partner of Operating Capital Partners, an investment firm that he founded in 2008. He previously served as Managing Director – Europe for Citigroup Venture Capital (and then its successor, Court Square Capital) from 1999 to 2008. Before that he had worked for several investment banks: Marine Midland Bank from 1985 to 1987, Goldman Sachs International from 1989 to 1994 and Lehman Brothers International from 1994 to 1999. Michael Gollner is a graduate of Tulane University in New Orleans and holds an MBA from the Wharton School as well as an MA in International Studies from the University of Pennsylvania.

Javier Monzon

Mr. Javier Monzon has been Independent Director of SOPRA STERIA GROUP S.A. since June 12, 2018. He is Vice-Chairman of the Board of Directors of Prisa Group, Spain; Director of Ferroglobe, United Kingdom; Member of the Board of Banco Santander in Spain and Senior Advisor to the Chairman of Santander Group, Spain; Director of ACS Servicios y Concesiones, Spain; Member of the Advisory Board of Trident Cybersecurity and Member of the Board of 4IQ, United States; Chairman of the Executive Committee of Fundacion CyD, Spain; Member of the Board of Endeavor, Spain and Member of the International Advisory Council of The Brookings Institution, United States. He is an economist. His professional career has been focused on finance and management of large companies. He served as Chairman of Spain’s largest bank, Cajamadrid, and a Partner at Arthur Andersen in charge of Corporate Finance Consulting Services in Spain. He next served as Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President of Telefonica in charge of strategic business development, as well as Chairman of Telefonica International. From 1993 to 2005, he was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Indra, Spain’s largest IT company with projects in over 100 countries and more than 50 international subsidiaries. The company has a strong presence in Europe and Latin America, as well as in the United States, Asia and the Middle East. He also served as a member of the Supervisory Board of Lagardere.

Jean-Luc Placet

Mr. Jean-Luc Placet has been Independent Director of SOPRA STERIA GROUP S.A. since June 19, 2012. He is Chairman of the Compensation Committee and Member of the Nomination, Ethics and Governance Committee at the Company. He is also PwC Partner, Chairman of IDRH SA and EPIDE. He is a graduate of ESSEC and began his career in Saint-Gobain's marketing department, then worked for the French monthly business magazine L'Expansion, before joining IDRH in 1981, where he has served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer since 1992. In 2005, Mr. Placet was named to the Conseil Economique et Social, a consultative body for economic and social policy established by the French Constitution, and became vice-chairman of the Conseil's labour and employment section in 2010. Since 2007, he has been a member of the Executive Committee of MEDEF, the French employers' union, and was named chairman of its "Respect de l'Homme" (human rights) committee in 2010, a position he still occupies today. In 2011, Mr. Placet was appointed Chairman of Federation Syntec, the umbrella organization for French professional associations in the IT services, consulting, engineering, market research and public relations sectors. He previously served as Chairman of Syntec Conseil en Management, one of the five professional associations grouped under Syntec Etudes et Conseil, from 2004 to 2010 and as Chairman of FEACO, the European federation of management consultancy associations, from 2006 to 2008. Mr. Placet was appointed Honorary Chairman of ESSEC Alumni. In 2009, he was named a Director of EPIDE, a French government agency that assists young people in finding employment. In 2001, he became a Director of the Association du Musee de la Legion d’Honneur and a member of the Institut de l'Entreprise.

Sylvie Remond

Ms. Sylvie Remond has been Independent Director at SOPRA STERIA GROUP S.A. since March 17, 2015. She is Co-Head of Coverage and Investment Banking at Societe Generale Corporate & Investment Banking, Director, SGBT Luxembourg (Societe Generale group), Director of Rosbank, Russia (Societe Generale group), Director of ALD Automotive (Societe Generale group) and Director of KB Financial Group Czech Republic (Societe Generale group). After graduating from the ESC business school in Rouen, she joined Societe Generale in 1985 and held a number of positions, first within the Personal Customers business and then in Large Corporates. In 1992, she joined the acquisition finance team within the structured finance business. In 2000, she was placed in charge of the team responsible for syndicated corporate and acquisition finance. She joined the Risk department in 2004 as Head of Credit Risk, Corporate and Investment Banking and was appointed Deputy Group Risk Director in January 2010, a position she held until January 2015.

Marie-Helene Rigal-Drogerys

Ms. Marie-Helene Rigal-Drogerys has been Independent Director at SOPRA STERIA GROUP S.A. since June 27, 2014. She is Chairman of the Audit Committee at the Company. She is Advisor to the President on Campus Policy, Ecole Normale Superieure de Lyon and Expert member of the Advisory Board, Institut Mines-Telecom (IMT) Albi-Carmaux, and she has previously been Consultant and Partner of ASK Partners. With a PhD in mathematics, she began her career as a lecturer and researcher at the University of Montpellier and then at Ecole Normale Superieure de Lyon. She then joined Mazars as Senior Manager, where she notably managed Sopra Group’s financial audit. Since 2009, she has worked in strategic and organizational consulting.

Jean-Francois Sammarcelli

Mr. Jean-Francois Sammarcelli has been Independent Director of SOPRA STERIA GROUP S.A. since April 15, 2010. He is Chairman of the Supervisory Board at NextStage, Director of Credit du Nord, Director of Boursorama, Director of Sogeprom, Member of the Supervisory Board of Societe Generale Marocaine de Banques, Director of Societe Generale Monaco and Non-Voting Director of Ortec Expansion. He is a graduate of the Ecole Polytechnique and spent his entire career at Societe Generale. In particular, he served as Deputy Chief Executive Officer and Head of Retail Banking in France from 2010 to 2014, his last positions before his retirement in 2015. He also was Chairman of the Board of Directors of Crrdit du Nord and has been a Director of Banque Tarneaud and Amundi Group.

Jessica Scale

Ms. Jessica Scale has been Independent Director of SOPRA STERIA GROUP S.A. since June 22, 2016. She is Chairman of Digitfit and Independent consultant specializing in the challenges posed by the digital transformation. Jessica Scale is currently Chair of DigitFit, a hub that provides executive consulting services in the area of digitization, and an independent consultant specializing in the challenges posed by the digital transformation. A graduate of Sciences Po Paris and holder of a PhD in political science, she has taught at Sciences Po Paris since 1990. Having begun her career in strategy consulting (at Bossard and PwC), she held a number of operational management positions at tech companies (including IBM Global Services, Unisys and Logica). She has also written a number of books on strategy, communication and marketing.

Olivier Psaume