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Corporate governance

General management

Alex Bongrain
Born on March 16,1952
Chairman

Jean-Paul Torris
Born on  December 11, 1952
Chief Executive Officer since april 2016
Joined the Group in 1990
Director of the Group’s cheese operations

Robert Brzusczak
Born on May 24, 1954
Deputy Managing Director since april 2016
Joined the Group in 2000
General Manager of la Compagnie Laitière Européenne

Olivier de Sigalony
Born on June 26, 1960
Financial Director since january 2014
Joined the Group in 1997
Chief Account Officer since 2008

Board of Directors

The Board of Directors is composed of 12 members of which 6 are independent.
The board defines its schedule of meetings, which are held every two months unless additional urgent or necessary meetings are called in the best interests of the company.
The Board of Directors debates its operations and assesses its works.

  • Alex Bongrain
    Born on March 16, 1952
    Chairman
    Entered the Group in 1980.

  • Armand Bongrain
    Born on June 9, 1953
    Member of the Board of Directors since April 2004.
    Joined the Group in 1988.
    President of the Supervisory Board of Soparind SCA.

  • Pascal Breton
    Born on October 16, 1946
    Member of the Board of Directors since April 2015.
    Former President and CEO of Bongrain SA  and General Manager of la Compagnie Laitière Européenne.

  • Clare Chatfield
    Born on December 21, 1957
    Member of the Board of Directors since April 2016.
    Senior Partner, L.E.K. Consulting, General Manager of L.E.K Paris
    Administrator of Daher Company.
    Member of the Supervisory Board of Norbert Dentressangle / XPO Europe.

  • Dominique Damon
    Born on October 18, 1946
    Member of the Board of Directors since 2007.
    Chairwoman of the Management, Remunerations and Social & Environmental Responsibility Committee
    President of  Evalind International
    Administrator of Daher Company S.A. and of l’Institut Français des Administrateurs.

  • Béatrice Giraud
    Born on June 18 juin 1946
    Member of the Board of Directors since since april 2015.
    Member of the Management, Remunerations and Social & Environmental Responsibility Committee
    Former Bongrain SA Director of Corporate Communication.

  • Xavier GOVARE
    Born on January 18, 1958.
    Member of the Board of Directors since April 2017.
    Administrator of Logismose Meyer Danemark since January 2017.
    Chairman of the Industrial Committee of Activa Capital since May 2017.
    Administrator of Alliance Etiquette since July 2017.
    Administrator of Family Service since June 2017.

  • Martine Liautaud
    Born on May 15, 1950
    Member of the Board of Directors since April 2013.
    Member of the Audit and Risks Committee.
    President and founder of Liautaud & Cie, Women Business Mentoring Initiative (WBMI).
    Administrator of the American Chamber of Commerce in France.

  • Ignacio Osborne
    Born on June 28, 1953
    Member of the Board of Directors since 2009.
    Member of the Management, Remunerations and Social & Environmental Responsibility Committee.
    Chairman and Managing Director of Osborne Group (Spain).

  • Jean-Yves Priest
    Born on November 11, 1947
    Member of the Board of Directors since April 2015.
    Member of the Audit and Risks Committee.
    Former Group’s General Manager for Development.

  • Jean-Michel Strasser
    Born on September 10, 1950
    Member of the Board of Directors since 2009.
    Chairman of the Audit and Risks Committee.
    Administrator  and CEO of companies of Natixis Group.

  • Pascale Witz
    Born on January 27, 1967
    Member of the Board of Directors since April 2016.
    Administrator of Fresenius Medical Care AG & Co KGaA since May 2016.
    Member of the Board of the French American Foundation France.

Special Committees

The Board is assisted by two specialist committees. Savencia Fromage & Dairy provides them with the means necessary for carrying out their task, when necessary with the help of the various departments concerned, and authorizes them to take outside advice. Each of these committees meets several times a year and whenever its opinion is deemed necessary by the Chairman of the Board, the Board or by the Chairman of the committee itself.

 

The Audit and Risks Committee

This Committee is made up of at least three members of the Board of Directors and carries out its task in the fields of external statutory audit, internal control and the Group’s half yearly and annual financial statements and financial announcements. In each of these fields, it assesses the Group’s requirements, the technical and human resources employed and their suitability. It informs the Board of Directors of any observations or recommendations that it considers useful.

Members, by decision of the Board of directors: Mr Strasser (Chairman), Mrs Liautaud and Mr Priest

 

The Management, Remunerations and Social & Environmental Responsibility Committee

It is made up of at least three members of the Board of Directors other than the Chairman.
It assists the Board in respect of the organization and structures of the Group, the appointment of the executive directors, the selection of new Board directors, pay policy for executive directors, any ethical questions and any issues about the Group’s social and environmental responsibility with which managers may be confronted.

Members, by decision of the Board of directors: Mrs Damon (Chairwoman), Mr Armand Bongrain, Mrs Giraud and Mr Osborne