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Board of Directors and Committees

Our Board of Directors sets the business objectives and oversees their implementation. To this end, it calls on Committees in charge of 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 objectives and oversees their implementation. It is made 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 directors of foreign nationality.

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 2017

The Board meets as often as the interests of the Group require. In 2017, the Board met six times (excluding the Directors’ strategy seminar mentioned below), with an attendance rate of 90% (85% in 2016).

 

The main issues addressed included a business review, the financial situation and earnings (review of the annual, half- year and quarterly results, and analysis of earnings forecasts), the Group’s financing situation (debts, available cash, bond issue and renewal of the securitization program), the renewal of the share buyback program, governance (change of the composition of the Board of Directors and Committees and evaluation of the organization and functioning of the Board and Committees), the acquisition, in the scope of a partnership with the Caisse de dépôt et de placement du Québec (CDPQ), of GE Water & Process Technologies business activities, its financing (bridge loan, capital increase and senior and hybrid bond issues) and its integration through the creation of the new Water Technologies and Solutions business unit, as well as the implementation of the Sharing 2017 employee shareholding plan.

 

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.

 

 

Composition of the Board of Directors

Gérard Mestrallet-Chairman of the Board of Directors of SUEZ

Gérard Mestrallet

Chairman of the Board of Directors of SUEZ
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Jean-Louis Chaussade

Director. 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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Franck Bruel

Director. Executive Vice-President of ENGIE, head of the France BtoB BU
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Francesco Caltagirone-CA-SUEZ

Francesco Caltagirone

Independent Director. CEO of Cementir Holding SpA
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Miriem Bensalah Chaqroun-Independent Director- CEO of Eaux Minérales d’Oulmes

Miriem Bensalah Chaqroun

Independent Director. Vice-Chairwoman – Chief Executive Officer of Eaux...
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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. Managing Partner of E. Gutzwiller & Cie
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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 of ENGIE in charge of Finance and oversight of the North...
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Isabelle Kocher-Director-Chief Executive Officer of ENGIE

Isabelle Kocher

Director. Chief Executive Officer of ENGIE
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Anne lauvergeon-Independent director-Chairwoman of ALP SA

Anne Lauvergeon

Independent Director. Chairwoman and Chief Executive Officer 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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Brigitte Taittinger-Jouyet

Independant Director
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Guillaume Thivolle-Employee shareholder-Director

Guillaume Thivolle

Employee shareholder Director
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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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