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Board of directors and committees

SUEZ’s Board of Directors sets the Group’s business directions and oversees their implementation. To this end, it calls on committees tasked with studying the questions submitted by the Board or its Chairman for examination and advice.

Board of Directors

Role and composition of the Board of Directors

SUEZ’s Board of Directors sets the Group’s directions and oversees their implementation. It is composed of 19 members that each serve 4-year terms, including 2 employee directors and 1 director representing employee shareholders. It comprises  42.1% of women (41.2% without taking into account the employee directors and employee shareholders director in accordance with the recommendations of the  AFEP-MEDEF cod) and 31.6% of non-French Directors.


Under the criteria of the AFEP-MEDEF code, 8 Directors are qualified as independent by the Board, i.e. 50% of its members, without taking into account the directors and the employee shareholders director in accordance with the recommendations of the AFEP-MEDEF code.


Activity of the Board of Directors in 2016

The Board meets as often as the interests of the Group require. In 2016, the Board met 9 times (excluding the Directors’ strategy seminar), with an attendance rate of 85% (85.3% in 2015).
 
The main issues addressed included a business review, the financial position and earnings (review of the annual, halfyear and quarterly results; analysis of the results forecast), the Group’s financing situation (debts, available cash, bond issues), renewal of the share buyback program, governance (changes in the composition of the Board of Directors and Committees, evaluation of the organization and functioning of the Board and Committees), implementation of a long-term incentive plan, acquisition of the SUEZ brand and other strategic topics (including the purchase of a 10.85% stake in the Acea company in consideration of new SUEZ shares, the execution of an industrial cooperation master agreement with Caltagirone and the expansion of its partnership with NWS Holdings to cover all of the Group’s businesses in China).


The Board also renewed the Chief Executive Officer’s annual authorization to issue securities, endorsements and guarantees, and approved guarantee projects of amounts greater than the Chief Executive Officer’s authorization threshold. Finally, it regularly reviewed the work of its various committees.

Gérard Mestrallet-Chairman of the Board of Directors of SUEZ

Gérard Mestrallet

Chairman of the Board of Directors of SUEZ Chairman of the Board of Directors...
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Jean-Louis Chaussade-Chief Executive Officer at SUEZ

Jean-Louis Chaussade

Chief Executive Officer of SUEZ
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Enric Amiguet I Rovira-Director elected by employees

Enric Amiguet I Rovira

Director elected by employees
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Nicolas Bazire-Independent director-CEO of Groupe Arnault SAS

Nicolas Bazire

Independent director. Chief Executive Officer of Groupe Arnault SAS
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Francesco Caltagirone-CA-SUEZ

Francesco Caltagirone

Independent Director. CEO of Cemantir Holding S.p.A
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Miriem Bensalah Chaqroun-Independent Director- CEO of Eaux Minérales d’Oulmes

Miriem Bensalah Chaqroun

Independent Director. Chief Executive Officer of Eaux Minérales d’Oulmes
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Valerie Bernis-Director-Vice Chairwoman of the ENGIE Foundation

Valerie Bernis

Director. Vice Chairwoman of the ENGIE Foundation
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Agatta Constantini-Employee director

Agatta Constantini

Employee director
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Delphine Ernotte Cunci-Independent director-Chairwoman of France Télévisions

Delphine Ernotte Cunci

Independent director. Chairwoman of France Télévisions
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Lorenz d Este-Independent director-Director of Six Group

Lorenz d'Este

Independent director. Director of Six Group (Switzerland) 
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Isidro Faine Casas-Director-Chairman of CaixaBank

Isidro Fainé Casas

Director. Chairman of Criteria Caixa
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Judith Hartmann-Director-Deputy CEO and Chief Financial Officer of ENGIE

Judith Hartmann

Director. Deputy CEO and Chief Financial Officer of ENGIE
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Isabelle Kocher-Director-Chief Executive Officer of ENGIE

Isabelle Kocher

Director. Chief Executive Officer of ENGIE
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Ines Kolmsee-Independent director-Member of the Management Board at EWE AG

Ines Kolmsee

Independent director. Member of the Management Board in charge of Energy...
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Anne lauvergeon-Independent director-Chairwoman of ALP SA

Anne Lauvergeon

Independent director. Chairwoman of ALP SA
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Pierre Mongin-Director-Deputy CEO and General Secretary of ENGIE

Pierre Mongin

Director. Deputy CEO and General Secretary of ENGIE
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Guillaume Pepy-Independent director-Chairman of the Management Board of SNCF

Guillaume Pepy

Independent director. Chairman of the Management Board of SNCF
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Guillaume Thivolle-Employee shareholder-Director

Guillaume Thivolle

Employee shareholder Director
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Jérôme Tolot-Director-Deputy Chief Executive Officer of ENGIE

Jérôme Tolot

Director. Deputy Chief Executive Officer of ENGIE
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The Board’s Committees

Role and composition of the committees

Five committees support the Board of Directors in its decisions: the Audit and Financial Statements Committee, the Appointments and Governance Committee, the Compensation Committee, the Strategy Committee and the Ethics and Sustainable Development Committee.

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