Board of Directors

Nexans board of directors comprises 13 members, 12 of whom are appointed by the general shareholders meeting and 1 representing employees is appointed by the France Group Committee. A censor also attends the meetings of the Board of Directors with a consultative role. Since 2003, the board’s functioning is governed by internal regulations.

The ethical rules that apply to members of the Board of directors are formalized in a Director’s Charter, attached to the Internal Regulations of the Board.

 

Georges Chodron de Courcel Chairman of the Board
Angéline Afanoukoé Director representing employee
Cyrille Duval(1) Director
Marie-Cécile de Fougières Director representing employee shareholders
Véronique Guillot-Pelpel(1) Director
Philippe Joubert(1) Director
Colette Lewiner(1) Director
Fanny Letier Director
Andrónico Luksic Craig Director
Francisco Pérez Mackenna Director
Hubert Porte  Director
Kathleen Wantz-O’Rourke(1) Director
Marc Grynberg(1) Director
Anne Lebel Censor

Board of Directors

Nexans' Board of Directors with Arnaud Poupart-Lafarge

From left to right: Cyrille Duval, Marie-Cécile de Fougières, Francisco Pérez Mackenna, Kathleen Wantz-O’Rourke, Philippe Joubert, Véronique Guillot-Pelpel, Georges Chodron de Courcel, Arnaud Poupart-Lafarge, Fanny Letier, Hubert Porte, Andrónico Luksic Craig, Colette Lewiner, Marc Grynberg

 

Georges Chodron de Courcel  is Chairman of the Board of Nexans since March 31, 2016. He joined BNP in 1972. After holding several management positions, he became Deputy CEO in 1993, then Managing Director in 1996. From 1999 to 2003, he was a member of the Executive Committee and Head of the Finance and Investment Bank of BNP Paribas and he served as Chief Operating Officer of the Group from June 2003 until June 2014. Since November 2014, he has held the position of Chairman of GCC Associés (SAS), a strategy and financial advisory firm. He is a director of F.F.P. (Société Foncière, Financière et de Participations), Scor Holding (Switzerland) AG(2), Scor Global Life Rückversicherung Schweiz AG(2), Scor Switzerland AG(2), Scor Global Life Reinsurance Ireland(2) and a member of the Supervisory Board of Lagardère SCA. He is also President of the Ecole Centrale de Paris Foundation.

Angéline Afanoukoé has been Nexans External Affairs Senior Manager since January 2017. In this role, she is in charge of improving the Group’s visibility and enhancing the brand image among Nexans stakeholders by managing the Group’s media relations as well as external and institutional communications on global scale. From 2001, Angéline was in charge of communications with Individual and employees shareholders within the investor relations department, before taking over the Group’s press relations activities in 2012. Angéline first joined the financial department of the Metallurgy division of Alcatel Cables and Components in 1998. She started her career in 1991, working in small and medium-sized companies in the sales and events sector. Angéline holds a Master’s in International Business (Master 1) of University Paris V René Descartes as well as the European Certificate of Financial Analyst (CEFA) of Société Française des Analystes Financiers (SFAF). She is also certified as Company Director by Sciences-Po and the French Institute of Directors (IFA).

Cyrille Duval (1) is Chief Executive Officer of Sorame and Chairman of CEIR – two companies that together hold a 37% interest in Eramet. He was General Secretary of the alloys division of Eramet from 2007 until April 2016. Prior to that he served as Chief Financial Officer of both Eramet's alloys division and Aubert & Duval (an Eramet subsidiary). He has been a director and member of the Finance Committee of Metal Securities (Eramet's centralized cash management company) since 2005 and a director of Comilog (a mining subsidiary of Eramet's manganese business) since 2006.

Marie-Cécile de Fougières began her career in 1996 in the logistics department of a leading sports retailer. In 1999 she joined the Nexans Group where she has held both on-site operations positions as well as corporate head-office posts in management control / finance, IT, project management, and logistics and supply chain management, in both France and abroad. After helping the project managers implement the Group’s strategic transformation projects, she was appointed as Industry & Solutions Europe Customer Service Manager EPC’s (Engineering, Procurement and Consulting) and Operators  on February 1, 2018. She holds a Master’s in Fundamental Physics, and is also a graduate from Lyon Management School where she studied financial and management control for the industrial sector - a program that was run in conjunction with the Ecole Centrale de Lyon.

Marc Grynberg(1) was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Umicore(2) in November 2008. He was head of the Group's Automotive Catalysts business unit from 2006 to 2008 and served as Umicore's CFO from 2000 until 2006. He joined Umicore(2) in 1996 as Group Controller. Marc holds a Commercial Engineering degree from the University of Brussels (Ecole de Commerce Solvay) and, prior to joining Umicore, worked for DuPont de Nemours(2) in Brussels and Geneva.

Véronique Guillot-Pelpel(1) From 1971 to 1990, Véronique Guillot-Pelpel held various public relations positions and went on to become Head of Communications of the BASF group and La Compagnie Bancaire. In 1990, she joined Paribas as Head of Communications, and then in 1997 became Head of Human Resources and Communications and a member of the Paribas Group’s Executive Committee. She joined the Nexans Group in 2000 as Head of Communications and held the position of Head of Human Resources and Communications from 2006 to 2008. She was a member of Nexans’ Executive Committee from October 2001 until she left the Group in 2008. Véronique Guillot-Pelpel is a judge at the Paris Commercial Court.

Philippe Joubert(1) is the Executive Chairman of the Global Electricity Initiative (GEI)(2) (a partnership including the  World Energy Council), Senior Advisor and Special Envoy for Energy and Climate for the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD)(2) and Chairman of HRH The Prince of Wales's Corporate Leaders Group on Climate Change(2). He is a member of the Advisory Board of A4S(2) (Accounting for Sustainability) and a lecturer at the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL)(2). From 2011 to 2012, Mr. Joubert was Deputy CEO of the Alstom group in charge of strategy and development. He was a member of the Alstom Executive Committee between 2000 and 2012, President of Alstom Transmission and Distribution Sector from 2000 to 2004, and from 2008 to 2011 President of Alstom Power Sector. He previously occupied various management positions within the Alstom group beginning in 1986. He has been the permanent representative of The Green Option on the Board of Directors of  Voltalia since June 2014, Chairman of The Green Options (SAS) and a director of ENEO Cameroun S.A.(2) since December 2014.

Fanny Letier has been Executive Director, Small and mid-cap investments, within Bpifrance since March 2015. She also manages Bpifrance's advisory services and coordinates its accelerator programs for SMEs and mid-market companies. F. Letier previously held several positions within the French State Administration, including Deputy Director of the Cabinet of the Ministère du redressement productif (Industrial recovery Ministry) in 2012-2013, Secretary General of the Interministry Committee on industrial restructuring in 2010-2012 and various positions within the French Treasury, relating to financial regulation. She was a financial advisor at the Permanent Representation of France to the European Union in Brussels between 2008 and 2010. She is a member of the boards of directors of BioMerieux Group and Alliance Industry of the Future.

Colette Lewiner(1) has been Advisor to the Chairman of Capgemini since 2012 on “Energy and Utilities” matters. Following several years of physics research and university lecturing (maître de conférences at the University of Paris VII), she joined EDF in 1979 where she set up the Development and Commercial Strategy Department in 1989. She was appointed Chairwoman and Chief Executive Officer of SGN-Réseau Eurysis in 1992, before joining Capgemini in 1998 to set up the International Utilities Department. After Capgemini’s merger with Ernst & Young, she was made Head of the extended Energy, Utilities & Chemicals Department. In 2004, she also set up the Global Marketing Department of Capgemini which she managed until 2007. From September 2010 to March 2015 she became non-executive Chair of TDF; She was elected as a director in Nexans since June 3, 2004. She is also a director of several major industrial groups, including EDF, Getlink (previously Eurotunnel), Bouygues, Colas (Bouygues subsidiary) and Ingenico since October 2015. She is member of the Strategic Research Council chaired by the French Prime Minister.

Andrónico Luksic Craig is Chairman of the Board of Directors of Quiñenco(2), one of the main conglomerates in Chile, and has been a member of the Board of Directors since 1978. He holds several offices within the companies of the Quiñenco group. He has served as Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of Banco de Chile(2), one of the main financial institutions in Chile. Also, within the Quiñenco group, he is Chairman of the Board of Directors of LQ Inversiones Financieras(2), Chairman of the Management Board of Compañia Cervecerías Unidas(2) (CCU), Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of Compañia Sudamericana de Vapores(2) (CSAV), a member of the Board of Directors of Tech Pack(2) and Antofagasta Minerals Plc(2) and Invexans(2). He is also advisor to the Board of Directors of ENEX(2). Outside the Quiñenco group, Andrónico Luksic Craig has non-executive duties within Barrick Gold(2) as a member of the International Advisory Board. He is also an active member of several leading organizations and advisory boards, both in Chile and internationally, including the Chilean Federation of Manufacturers (Sociedad de Fomento Fabril - SOFOFA), the Chile-Pacific Foundation(2), the International Business Leaders' Advisory Council of the municipality of Shanghai(2), the International Advisory Council of the Brookings Institution(2) and the Advisory Board of the Panama Canal Authority.. Andrónico Luksic Craig is extremely committed to education. He helps manage the educational foundation that he created and takes part in advisory committees for Columbia and Harvard Universities, MIT, the University of Oxford, Tsinghua University, Fudan University and Babson College.

Francisco Pérez Mackenna is Chief Executive Officer of the Chilean company Quiñenco S.A.(2). Before joining Quiñenco, between 1991 and 1998, he was Chief Executive Officer of CCU(2). He is also a director of some Quiñenco group companies including Banco de Chile(2), Tech Pack(2), Invexans(2), CCU(2) (Compañia Cervecerías Unidas S.A.), CSAV(2) (Compañia Sudamericana de Vapores S.A.), SM SAAM(2) (Sociedad Matriz SAAM S.A.) and ENEX(2) (Empresa Nacional de Energía Enex S.A.). He is also on the advisory boards of the Booth School of Business at the University of Chicago (United States). He teaches at the Catholic University of Chile.

Hubert Porte is Founding Partner and CEO of the private equity firm Ecus Administradora General de Fondos S.A.(2), which was founded in 2004 and invests in Chile through private equity funds Ecus Private Equity I and Ecus Agri-Food. Hubert Porte is a director of the Chilean companies Invexans S.A.(2) (Quiñenco group), AMA Time(2), Plastic Omnium Chile S.A.(2) and Loginsa S.A.(2). He is also managing partner of Latin American Asset Management Advisors Ltda(2) (LAAMA), which he founded in 2004, and which is the exclusive distributor for the Chilean and Peruvian pension funds of AXA Investment Managers’ mutual funds. LAAMA currently manages USD 1.2 billion worth of investments for these funds.

Kathleen Wantz-O’Rourke(1) held the position of Group Senior Vice-President Operations &  Performance at AKKA Technologies in 2017. Prior to that, she was Senior Vice President Group Performance and Transformation and of Finance "Métiers" at Engie, which she joined in 2012. Between 1984 and 2012, she held various positions within the Siemens group, in finance, business development and general management in large regional companies. She is a Member of the Board of Directors of the Trust Management Institute (TMI).

Anne Lebel has been Chief Human Resources Officer of Natixis since July 1st, 2016. She began her career in 1987 at Bossard Consultants as an organization and change management consultant. In 1997, Anne Lebel joined Schering Plough France as Human Resources and Training Manager for France before moving to head up HR Organization and Development in Europe. In 2004, she joined Serono France as Head of Human Resources France. In 2008, Anne moved to Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty where she was appointed Head of Human Resources for France, Italy and Spain, and later for Europe and Asia, before becoming Global Head of Human Resources between 2012 and 2016. Anne Lebel is a graduate of the Institute of Political Studies in Strasbourg and holds a postgraduate diploma in Business Management and Administration (DESS CAAE) from the Institut d'Administration des Entreprises graduate school of management in Paris.

 

(1) Independent Director

(2) Positions held in foreign companies or institutions.

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