Independence rate**

66.6%

Average age*

57 yo

Feminization rate**

55.5%

*Not including the censor

** Excluding censor and employee representatives

  • Arnaud Lagardère

    Chairman and Chief Executive officer
    Member of the ad hoc Committee

  • Arnaud Lagardère

    Chairman and Chief Executive officer

    Member of the ad hoc Committee

    Nationality : French
    Date of birth : 18 March 1961

    Arnaud Lagardère holds a DEA post-graduate degree in economics from the University of Paris Dauphine. He was appointed Director and Chief Executive Officer of MMB (which became Lagardère SCA and then Lagardère SA) in 1987. He was Chairman of the US company Grolier Inc. from 1994 to 1998. Arnaud Lagardère was appointed Managing Partner of the Company by way of a decision by Arjil Commanditée-Arco approved by the Supervisory Board on 26 March 2003 and his term of office was subsequently renewed in 2009, 2015 and 2020.

    On June 30, 2021, he has been appointed Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Lagardère SA.

    Directorships and other positions currently held in other companies:

    In France:

    • Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Arjil Commanditée-Arco
    • Chairman and Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of Directors, Lagardère Media
    • Director, Hachette Livre
    • Chairman of the Supervisory Board, Lagardère Travel Retail
    • Chairman of the Supervisory Board, Lagardère Active
    • Director, Lagardère Ressources
    • Chairman, Fondation Jean-Luc Lagardère
    • Chairman, Association des Amis de la Croix-Catelan (formerly Lagardère Paris Racing Ressources sports association) (non-profit organisation)
    • Chairman, Lagardère Paris Racing sports association (non-profit organisation)
    • Chairman, Lagardère SAS
    • Chairman, Lagardère Capital (formerly Lagardère Capital & Management)
    • Chairman, Lagardère Management
    • Chairman, LM Holding
    • Member of the Board of Directors, Société de Distribution Aéroportuaire (SDA)
    • Member of the Board of Directors, Relay@ADP

    Outside France:

    • Chairman, Lagardère North America
  • Virginie Banet

    Independent Director
    Chairman of the Appointments, Remunerations and CSR Committee
    Member of the Audit Committee

  • Virginie Banet

    Independent Director

    Chairman of the Appointments, Remunerations and CSR Committee

    Member of the Audit Committee

    Nationality : French
    Date of birth : 18 January 1966

    A graduate of the Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris, with a degree in Economic Science and a diploma from the SFAF (French Society of Financial Analysts), Virginie Banet began her career as a financial analyst at SBS, Warburg and then Deutsche Bank specialising in Capital Goods and Aerospace and Defence for Europe (1989-2003) before becoming an investment banker and Head of M&A Aerospace & Defence at Deutsche Bank and then at Airbus (2003-2008). From 2008 to 2010, she was a member of the Executive Committee of Lagardère Média, head of investor relations and financial market communications policy. From 2011 to 2014, she was a member of the Executive Committee of Natixis, Director of customer relations and advisory services, head of banking teams in France and abroad as well as traditional financing. In 2014, Virginie Banet joined Ondra as a Partner, and then joined Nomura as an investment banker in 2015. In September 2019, she founded her own financial consulting company Iolite Financial Consulting and became Senior Advisor at AlixPartners and Foncière Atland.

    She is currently a member of the Board of Directors and the Audit Committee of Netgem and a member of the Board of Directors of Mediobanca SpA.

    Directorships and other positions currently held by Virginie Banet:

    In France:

    • Chair, Iolite Financial Consulting
    • Senior Advisor, AlixPartners
    • Member of the Board of Directors and Audit Committee, Netgem (listed company)
    • Senior Advisor, Foncière Atlan

    Outside France:

    • Member of the Board of Directors, of the Remuneration Committee and of the CSR committee, Mediobanca SpA (listed company)
  • Valérie Bernis

    Independent Director
    Member of the Audit Committee
    Member of the ad hoc Committee

  • Valérie Bernis

    Independent Director

    Member of the Audit Committee

    Member of the ad hoc Committee

    Nationality : French
    Date of birth : 9 December 1958

    Valérie Bernis is a graduate of the Institut Supérieur de Gestion and the Université de Sciences Economiques in Limoges. Having spent two years as Press and Communications Officer for the French Prime Minister’s Officer, in 1996 she joined Compagnie de Suez as Executive Vice-President – Communications, and then in 1999 was appointed Deputy CEO in charge of Corporate Communications and Sustainable Development. During that time, she also served for five years as Chair and CEO of Paris Première, a French TV channel.

    Directorships and other positions currently held in other companies:

    In France:

    • Member of the Board of Directors, Chair of the CSR Committee and member of the Remuneration Committee, Atos (listed company)
    • Member of the Board of Directors, Chair of the Remuneration Committee and member of the Strategy Committee and the Commitments Committee, France Télévisions
    • General Secretary of the Board of Directors, AROP (Opéra de Paris)
    • Member of the Board of the French Alzheimer’s Research Foundation

    Outside France:

    • Member of the Board of Directors and member of the Appointments Committee, the CSR Committee and the Audit Committee of L’Occitane International SA (listed company)
  • Laura Carrere

    Independent Director
    Member of the Appointments, Remunerations and CSR Committee

  • Laura Carrere

    Independent Director

    Member of the Appointments, Remunerations and CSR Committee

    Nationality : French
    Date of birth: 22 March 1977

    A graduate of the École Polytechnique and the École Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées, Laura Carrere has over 16 years of experience in investment banking at Société Générale, where she was Vice President in structured finance for technology, media & telecoms (from 2003 to 2007), then Managing Director of equity transactions for large companies (from 2008 to 2016), before being promoted to Managing Director, responsible for coverage for Family offices & Holdings at the Investment Bank (from 2017 to 2019). From 2018 to 2019, Laura Carrere was also a member of the Board of Directors of ALD, the European leader in car leasing solutions. Laura Carrere also served as Commercial Director Southern Europe at EcoAct from 2020 to 2021.

    Directorships and other positions currently held in other companies:

    En France:

    • Assistant Managing Director, Development and Investor Relations, Eiffel Investment Group
    • Director, X-Environnement (non-profit organisation)

    Outside France:

    • None
  • Fatima Fikree

    Director
    Member of the Audit Committee

  • Fatima Fikree

    Director

    Member of the Audit Committee

    Nationality : Qatari
    Date of birth : 13 April 1992

    Fatima Fikree is an Associate Director at the Qatar Investment Authority. She is a graduate of Carnegie Mellon University, the Tepper School of Business. Fatima Fikree began her career in the financial industry at Barclays plc and joined the Qatar Investment Authority in 2017. Fatima Fikree holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration and is a Chartered Financial Analyst.

    Directorships and other positions currently held in other companies:

    In France:

    • None

    Outside France:

    • Chair of Supervisory Board, Northern Capital Gateway
    • Chairman and Director, Q West Holding LLC
    • Chairman and Director, Qure Holding LLC
    • Director, F3 Holding LLC
    • Director, Thalita Trading Limited
  • Marie Flavion

    Director representing employees

  • Marie Flavion

    Director representing employees

    Nationality : French
    Date of birth : 9 june 1962

    Marie Flavion is currently Operational Marketing Product Manager at the Hatier Group’s Diffusion Department, in charge of relations between Diffusion and publishers and event communication, a position she has held since 2014. She joined the Hatier Group’s Distribution Department in 1990, first as a project manager, before taking up the position of Promotion and Communication Manager from 2000 to 2014.
    She began her career at Editions Larousse in 1985 as an archivist and editor.
    She has held a number of different positions within the employee representative bodies of Editions Hatier.
    Marie Flavion holds a Master’s degree in Philosophy from the University of Paris Sorbonne and a DEUG in modern literature.

    Directorships and other positions currently held by Marie Flavion:

    • None
  • Pascal Jouen

    Director representing employees
    Member of the ad hoc Committee

  • Pascal Jouen

    Director representing employees

    Member of the ad hoc Committee

    Nationality : French
    Date of birth : 28 October 1962

    Pascal is a graduate of the École des Beaux-Arts in Angoulême and has been a sales executive with Larousse since 1991.
    He has held a number of different positions within the employee representative bodies of Larousse and the Lagardère group.

    Directorships and other positions currently held by Pascal Jouen:

    In France:

    • Deputy Mayor of Saint-Martial de Valette (France)
    • Representative of the Périgord Vert group of municipalities

    Outside France:

    • None
  • Véronique Morali

    Independent Director
    Chairman of the Audit Committee
    Chairman of the ad hoc Committee
    Member of the Appointments, Remunerations and CSR Committee

  • Véronique Morali

    Independent Director

    Chairman of the Audit Committee

    Chairman of the ad hoc Committee

    Member of the Appointments, Remunerations and CSR Committee

    Nationality : French
    Date of birth : 12 September 1958

    Véronique Morali holds a master’s degree in business law and is a graduate of the Institut d’Études Politiques de Paris and the ESCP business school. She joined the ENA and the Inspection Générale des Finances (French Inspectorate of General Finances), which she left in 1990 to join Marc Ladreit de Lacharrière when he founded Fimalac. As a Board member and the General Manager of Fimalac from 1990 to 2007, she played a major role in defining the strategy and international expansion of this listed group with its founder. Véronique Morali is currently a member of the Executive Committee of Fimalac and Chair of Fimalac Développement.
    Since 2013, she has been Chair of the Management Board of Webedia, Fimalac’s digital division and a key player in the French media and digital landscape, building a unique global network of media, talent, events and services on the strongest themes in entertainment and leisure.
    Alongside her activities at Fimalac, in 2005 she co-founded Force Femmes, a non-profit association, which she chairs, with the aim of accompanying and supporting women over 45 in their efforts to return to work and create their own business. From 2011 to 2014, Véronique Morali was Chair of the Women’s Forum for the Economy and Society. She is also a co-founder of Women Corporate Directors Paris (a network of women board members) and member of Siècle.

    Directorships and other positions currently held by Véronique Morali:

    In France:

    • Chair of the Management Board of Webedia
    • Member of the Executive Committee and Director of Development, Fimalac
    • Member of the Supervisory Board, the Audit Committee, the Risk Committee and the Compensation Committee, Edmond de Rothschild SA (France)
    • Member of the Board of Directors, Edmond de Rothschild (France) SA
    • Member of the Board of Directors, Fondation Nationale des Sciences Politiques
    • Chief Executive Officer, Webco
    • Chair, Force Femmes

    Outside France:

    • Chair, Fimalac Développement
    • Member of the Board of Directors, Edmond de Rothschild SA (Switzerland)
  • Arnaud de Puyfontaine

    Director

  • Arnaud de Puyfontaine

    Director

    Nationality : French
    Date of birth : 26 April 1964

    Arnaud de Puyfontaine is a graduate of ESCP Business School (1988), Institut Multimédias (1992) and Harvard Business School (2000). He started his career as a consultant at Arthur Andersen and then in 1989 worked as a project manager at Rhône-Poulenc Pharma in Indonesia. In 1990, he joined Le Figaro as Executive Director. In 1995, as a member of the founding team of the Emap Group in France, he headed Télé Poche and Studio Magazine, managed the acquisition of Télé Star and Télé Star Jeux, and launched the Emap Star Division, before becoming Chief Executive Officer of Emap France in 1998. In 1999, he was appointed Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Emap France, and, in 2000, joined the Executive Board of Emap plc. He led several M&A deals, and concomitantly, from 2000 to 2005, served as Chairman of EMW, the Emap/Wanadoo digital subsidiary. In August 2006, he was appointed Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Editions Mondadori France. In June 2007, he became General Manager of all digital business for the Mondadori group.
    In April 2009, Arnaud de Puyfontaine joined the US media group Hearst as Chief Executive Officer of its UK subsidiary, Hearst UK. In 2011, on behalf of the Hearst group, he led the acquisition from the Lagardère group of 102 magazines published abroad, and, in June 2011, was appointed Executive Vice President of Hearst Magazines International. In August 2013, he was appointed Managing Director for Western Europe. He has also been Chairman of ESCP Europe Alumni. From January to June 2014, Arnaud de Puyfontaine was a member of the Vivendi Management Board and Senior Executive Vice President in charge of its media and content operations. Since 24 June 2014, he has been Chairman of the Management Board of Vivendi.

    Directorships and other positions currently held by Arnaud Puyfontaine:

    In France:

    • Chairman of the Management Board, Vivendi (listed company)
    • Chairman of the Supervisory Board, Universal Music France
    • Member of the Supervisory Board, Canal+ Group
    • Director, Havas
    • Chairman of the Board of Directors, Editis Holding
    • Chairman of the Board of Directors, Prisma Media
    • Member of the Advisory Committee, Innit
    • Honorary Chairman, French-American Foundation

    Outside France:

    • Director and member of the Strategic Committee, Telecom Italia SpA (Italy) (listed company)
  • René Ricol

    Independent Director

  • René Ricol

    Independent Director

    Nationality : French
    Date of birth : 26 December 1950

    Mr. René Ricol holds a Master’s degree in economy, and is a certified public accountant and auditor.

    After starting his career as a partner in accounting firms, he co-founded the financial expertise firm Ricol & Lasteyrie in 1986, which he chaired until its sale in 2015.

    In 2018, he created the consulting firm Ricol Lasteyrie, which he chairs and within which he is more specifically in charge of strategy and crisis management consulting.

    Mr. René Ricol has also chaired France’s national institute of statutory auditors (Compagnie Nationale des Commissaires aux Comptes) (1985-1989), the National Association of Chartered Accountants (Conseil Supérieur de l’Ordre des Experts-Comptables) (1994-1998), the Association of Financial Consultants and Experts (Compagnie des Conseils et Experts Financiers) and the International Federation of Accountants – IFAC (2002- 2004).

    Finally, Mr. René Ricol has held a number of positions of public responsibility, serving as President of the French Trade Credit Observatory, President of the Agency for Business Creation, Chair of the advisory board of France Investissement, national Credit Mediator, then General Commissioner for Investment.

    Directorships and other positions currently held by René Ricol

    In France:

    • Chairman, Ricol & Co
    • Chairman, Ricol – Lasteyrie
    • Director, Ricol – Lasteyrie Conseil
    • Member of the Board of Directors and Treasurer of the Institut Montaigne
    • Member of the Board of Directors and Treasurer of Fondation de la deuxième chance
    • Member of the Board of the Medical Faculty of Paris Sud
    • Deputy Chairman, Fondation de France
    • Director, Quartet Santé (non-profit)
    • Partner, SCI du 39 rue Houdan

    Outside France:

    • None
  • Nicolas Sarkozy

    Independent Director
    Member of the Appointments, Remunerations and CSR Committee
    Member of the ad hoc Committee

  • Nicolas Sarkozy

    Independent Director

    Member of the Appointments, Remunerations and CSR Committee

    Member of the ad hoc Committee

    Nationality : French
    Date of birth : 28 January 1955

    Nicolas Sarkozy was the 6th President of France’s Fifth Republic (2007-2012).

    Mayor of Neuilly-sur-Seine (1983-2002), National Assembly Representative for Hauts-de-Seine (1988-2002), President of the General Council for Hauts-de-Seine (2004-2007), Minister for the Budget (1993-1995), Minister for Communications (1994-1995), Government spokesman (1993-1995), Minister of the Interior, Internal Security and Local Freedoms (2002-2004), Minister of State, Minister for the Economy, Finance and Industry (2004), Minister of State, Minister of the Interior and Town and Country Planning (2005-2007). He was also the elected leader of French political parties UMP (2004-2007) and Les Républicains (2014-2016).

    A trained lawyer, Nicolas Sarkozy is married and has four children. He is the author of several books, including Libre, Témoignage, La France pour la vie, Tout pour la France, Passions, Le Temps des Tempêtes and Promenades. He also provides consulting services to several international groups (Member of the Natixis International Advisory Network, Chairman of the Advisory Board of Corsair (listed company), as well as to the Management Committee of the Marietton group. Nicolas Sarkozy sits on the advisory boards of Axian, Chargeurs (listed company) and SPAO Reso Garantia.

    Directorships and other positions currently in other companies:

    In France:

    • Director and Chairman of the International Strategy Committee, Accor (listed company)
    • Director and member of the Strategy Committee, Lucien Barrière group SAS
    • Member of the Supervisory Board, LGI – Lov Group Invest
    • Member of the Natixis International Advisory Network

    Outside France:

    • None
  • Pierre Leroy

    Board Advisor
    Deputy Chief Executive Officer

  • Pierre Leroy

    Board Advisor

    Deputy Chief Executive Officer

    Nationality : French
    Date of birth : 8 October 1948

    Pierre Leroy is a graduate of the École Supérieure de Commerce of Reims business school and holds a degree in law. He has spent his entire career with the Lagardère group.
    He was appointed Director and Chief Executive Officer of MMB (which became Lagardère SCA) in 1987, then Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Lagardère Sociétés in 1988 and Secretary General of the Lagardère group in 1993.

    He was appointed Co-Managing Partner of Lagardère SCA in March 2004 and was re-appointed in 2010 and 2016. On June 30, 2021, he has been appointed as Deputy Chief Executive Officer of Lagardere SA.He also serves as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Hachette Livre since March 2021.

     

    Directorships and other positions currently held in other companies:

    In France:

    • Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Hachette Livre
    • Permanent representative of Hachette Livre at the Board of Directors, Librairie Arthème Fayard
    • Permanent representative of Hachette Livre at the Board of Directors, Calmann Levy
    • Permanent representative of Education Management at the Board of Directors, Librairie Générale Française
    • Permanent representative of Hachette Livre at the Board of Directors, Audiolib
    • Director, Société des Editions Grasset & Fasquelle
    • Director, Deputy Chairman and Chief Operating Officer, Lagardère Media
    • Chairman and Chairman of the Board of Directors, Lagardère Ressources
    • Member of the Supervisory Board, Lagardère Travel Retail
    • Member of the Supervisory Board, Lagardère Active
    • Chairman of the Supervisory Board, Société d’Exploitation des Folies Bergère
    • Chairman, Lagardère Participations
    • Chairman, Lagardère Expression
    • Chairman, Dariade
    • Chairman, Sofrimo
    • Chairman, Lagardère Live Entertainment
    • Director, Fondation Jean-Luc Lagardère
    • Chairman and Chairman of the Board of Directors, Lagardère Paris Racing Ressources
    • Director, Secretary General and Treasurer, Association des Amis de la Croix-Catelan (non-profit organisation) (formerly Lagardère Paris Racing Ressources sports association)
    • Secretary General and member of the steering committee, Lagardère Paris Racing sports association (non-profit organisation)
    • Chief Operating Officer, Lagardère Capital SAS (formerly Lagardère Capital & Management)
    • Executive Vice President and Director, Arjil Commanditée-Arco
    • Chief Executive Officer, Lagardère Management
    • Chairman, IMEC (Institut Mémoires de l’Édition Contemporaine)
    • Chairman, Mémoire de la Création Contemporaine Endowment Fund
    • Chairman of the jury for the Prix des Prix literary awards
    • Chairman of the jury for the Prix de la littérature arabe literary awards
    • Director, Bibliothèque nationale de France Endowment Fund
    • Member of the Board of Syndicat national de l’édition, the French publishing union

    Outside France:

    • Director, Lagardère Active Broadcast
    • Director, Lagardère UK Ltd
    • Director, Hachette UK (holdings) Limited (UK)
    • Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Hachette Livre España (Spain)
    • Chairman of the Board and Director, Hachette Livre USA (USA)